All Good Things Come to an End

September 23rd, 2020 by | Posted in Business Law

Many people have a dream of starting and running their own business. It provides financial independence, the ability to work on your schedule and allows you to invest in yourself and your ideas. What many of those same people put off is determining what the end of their journey is going to look like. It’s…

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Is Chronic Pain Included Under the Minor Injury Guidelines?

September 11th, 2020 by | Posted in Insurance, Personal Injury, Uncategorized

Is Chronic Pain Included Under the Minor Injury Guidelines? The answer to this question according the Reconsideration Decision in the case of 17-000835 v. Aviva General Insurance Canada is NO. T.S. was injured in a motor vehicle accident on January 16, 2015 and sought funding from his insurer, Aviva General Insurance Canada (“Aviva”), for medical…

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Car Insurance, What Exactly am I Getting?

September 4th, 2020 by | Posted in Insurance, Personal Injury

Many Ontarians think that car insurance exists simply to cover the cost of property damage when they are involved in an accident. Although this is certainly true, property damage plays a small role in what is a complicated web of coverage. The standard auto insurance policy includes many different coverages. The most prominent of these…

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COVID-19 Temporary Layoff Rules to Expire September 4, 2020 for Provincially Regulated Workers

August 21st, 2020 by | Posted in COVID-19, Employment Law

As part of its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government changed the rules on temporary employment layoffs as well as temporary reductions of hours and salary. The rule changes were to stay in effect only for the duration of the COVID-19 period, defined as the duration of Ontario’s pandemic-related state of emergency,…

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Are Ontario residents covered under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule if they have an accident involving an off-road vehicle outside of Ontario?

July 8th, 2020 by | Posted in Litigation, Personal Injury

In October of 2019, the Court of Appeal released its decision in Benson v. Belair Insurance Company Inc. This was two appeals heard together involving different parties and accidents but with a common issue. Both cases involved Ontario residents who were operating off-road vehicles (an ATV and a dirt bike) outside of the Province of…

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