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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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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