Update on Social Host Liability

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

In the recent decision of Wardak v. Froom, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice had the opportunity to review the principles relating to the liability of a social host. The Court began by reviewing the 2006 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Childs v. Desormeaux. In the Childs case, the Plaintiff was paralyzed…

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4th Annual Candlelighters Masquer-Aid Fundraiser

April 3rd, 2017 by | Posted in Community

On April 1st, 2017, Tierney Stauffer LLP was a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual Masquer-Aid Fundraiser hosted by The Candlelighters at the Ramada in Cornwall. The Candlelighters is a local, not-for-profit volunteer organization that provide programs and services to young cancer patients, and their families,  receiving treatment in the National Capital Region. The sold…

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Expert Bias Does Exist

March 31st, 2017 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation, Personal Injury

The decision of Daggitt v. Campbell, 2016 ONSC 2742 was recently released.  Madam Justice MacLeod-Beliveau was asked on a motion to compel a plaintiff to attend a defence psychiatry examination.  The plaintiff opposed the motion on two grounds.  First there was insufficient evidence to support the need for a psychiatry assessment.  Second, the plaintiff argued…

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Construction Lien Basics for Subcontractors

January 30th, 2017 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation

For most Subcontractors, even the thought of registering a construction lien can be daunting. This uneasiness is often due to a lack of knowledge regarding the process and procedures of bringing a lien.  To help ease this uncertainty, I will provide a brief outline of the important dates and information needed to bring a successful construction lien. The…

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Accident Benefits: Limitation Periods for Minors

November 23rd, 2016 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation, Personal Injury

It is extremely important to understand what the limitation periods are with regards to minors receiving Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS). If your child was injured in a car accident, and is receiving Statutory Accident Benefits, then you might be interested in the February 2016 decision of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) in Moran v….

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Damages: What Can I Claim?

November 1st, 2016 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation, Personal Injury

When you have been injured in an accident, your claim for damages is broken up into different “heads of damages” or categories.  The types of damages that may be claimed from the at-fault party vary from case to case. In most cases, the following broad categories of damages will apply: General damages refer to monetary…

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