Repair vs. Maintenance: Entitlement to Accident Benefits

November 20th, 2017 by | Posted in Litigation, Personal Injury

Repair vs. Maintenance?  Are they the same when looking at entitlement to Statutory Accident Benefits? The answer is no. In my last blog, I looked at some different situations that fall within the definition “accident” under the Statutory Accident Benefits.  Since the release of that post, there has been a court decision released which clarifies…

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Estate Trustee: Should I Have More Than One?

November 10th, 2017 by | Posted in Estate Planning

Wills and Estates Series – Part 2 In Part 1 of this series, we established the importance of having a properly drafted will. With those benefits in mind, we move on to a very important question: Who should be appointed as Estate Trustee? When deciding who to appoint, another question often comes up: Is it…

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Accident Benefits: Understanding The Courts Definition of “Accident”

November 1st, 2017 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation, Personal Injury

What constitutes an “Accident” under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule? Every person who owns a car in Ontario is required to have a valid motor vehicle insurance policy.  All motor vehicle insurance policies in Ontario provide for Statutory Accident Benefits.  If you are involved in an “accident”, you are entitled to apply to receive accident…

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5 Things Every Corporate Director Needs to Know

October 23rd, 2017 by | Posted in Business Law

If you are acting as, or asked to be, the director of a corporation, it is important to understand your duties in that role and how you can manage the potential risks of acting as a director. The role of a director is to supervise the management of the business and affairs of the corporation,…

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What Are Accident Benefits?

September 14th, 2017 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation, Personal Injury

In Ontario, automobile insurance runs under a “no-fault” system. “No-fault” does not mean that no one is at fault, or that it doesn’t matter whose fault the accident is. In terms of Accident Benefits, “no-fault” means that, regardless of who is to blame for the accident, anyone who is injured may receive some compensation. It is this…

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The Construction Lien Act: Changes Are Coming!

July 27th, 2017 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation

On May 31, 2017, Bill 142 was introduced at Queen’s Park.  The aim of the Bill is to modernize the Construction Lien Act.  There are a number of proposed changes to the act that will impact how payments are made to contractors, the adjudication of construction disputes and a contractor’s lien right. There are two…

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Lawyers for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament 2017

July 4th, 2017 by | Posted in Community

Tierney Stauffer LLP is a proud sponsor of the YMCA-YWCA Lawyers for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament. Cale Harrison, an Associate with our Personal Injury and Litigation Department, is the Chair of the tournament and was the subject of a Q & A published in “Inspired Giving” Donor Newsletter on June 26th, 2017. An excerpt from…

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