22nd Annual Ottawa Real Estate Board REALTOR® Trade Show

December 29th, 2017 by | Posted in Community

On Thursday, October 26th, 2017, Michael Ng, Emily Tierney and Brad Samuel, solicitors with our Residential Real Estate Group, attended the 22nd Annual Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) REALTOR® Trade Show, which was held at the Centurion Conference Centre in Ottawa’s west end. For over 5 years, TS has been one of only three law firms…

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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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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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Annual County of Carleton Law Association Golf Tournament

September 27th, 2017 by | Posted in Community

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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

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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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