Can I speak to the Manager?

Ontario courts have been signalling for some time now that a failure to treat pre-trial conferences seriously will have consequences.  A recent Superior Court of Justice decision may be read as increasing the standard to which insurers will be held for their...

Particulars or No Particulars: That is the Question

The question of whether the jury in a negligence action is required to provide particulars of any finding of the Defendant’s negligence was considered by the Court in Poonwasee v. Plaza. After reviewing the relevant case law, the Court found that there was no such...

Mediation: What’s It Gonna Cost You?

The plaintiff was successful in his lawsuit against a speedway for injuries sustained while moving out of the way of a stock race car that came off its track. At the end of the seven-day trial in Belleville, the parties could not agree on costs. In coming to its...

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