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Canada Prompt Payment Act Update: Senate Approved

May 15, 2017 | Ivan Mitchell Merrow, Ethan Campbell

Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law

In an effort to lead reform in the payment practices of the Federal bureaucracy, the Canadian Senate introduced prompt payment legislation under Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act (the “Bill”) which, if passed, would apply to construction contracts made...

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Case Comment: Duty of Care Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act

May 15, 2017 | James B. Prior

MT Insurance Law Blog

Recently, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered the duty owed to a volunteer under the Occupiers’ Liability Act in Baltadjian v. Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation for the Diocese of Alexandria, 2017 ONSC 61 (“Baltadjian”). In this case, the plaintiff,...

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What Would Yoda Say? Absolute Liability for Undue Animal Suffering During Transport

May 9, 2017 | Brian P. Kaliel

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

The Courts have observed that Canada’s Health of Animals Regulations, which are enforced by the CFIA, may sometimes operate in “draconian ways”.  Everyone involved in the transportation of livestock is at risk of being penalized if animals are injured or...

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Restricted Farm Losses: The Plight of the Part-Time Farmer

May 4, 2017 | Robert Graham

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

Introduction Not just anyone can become a farmer; yet many Canadians aspire to transfer from their existing occupation into farming. The challenge with said aspiration is that starting up a farm business is difficult, and though the federal government provides...

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How to Investigate Liability in Cases Involving Self-Driving Cars

May 3, 2017 | Hermina Nuric

MT Insurance Law Blog

Cars with varying degrees of autonomy are already part of our reality. In the fourth quarter of 2016, Tesla alone delivered 12,700 of its flagship Model S and 9,500 of the Model X vehicles. According to the U.S. Insurance Institute...

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No Vested Rights in SABS

May 1, 2017 | Ashleigh T. Leon

MT Insurance Law Blog

One of the more confusing aspects of adjusting an accident benefits claim is dealing with the numerous amendments to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS).  Not surprisingly, during the life of an accident benefits claim, the SABS may be amended...

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Disclosure of Expert Retainer Letters

April 28, 2017 | James D. Bromiley

MT Insurance Law Blog

The issue of whether a party must produce a lawyer’s ‘instructional letter’ when retaining an expert was considered by the Ontario Superior Court in Nikolakakos v. Hoque, 2015 ONSC 4738.  This case involved an action for damages arising from personal...

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Are jury trials in motor vehicle accident claims inherently unfair?

April 24, 2017 | Emily C. Durst

MT Insurance Law Blog

This is the very question that will be before the Court in the case of Kapoor v. Kuzmanovski, a motor vehicle accident action that was scheduled for a trial by jury in January 2017. Prior to trial, the Plaintiff brought...

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Judge Critiques Exclusion Clause in Homeowner Policy

April 20, 2017 | Evan Bawks, Helen D.K. Friedman

MT Insurance Law Blog

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision may prompt legislative changes with respect to intentional damage exclusion clauses in homeowner policies in Ontario. In Soczek v. Allstate Insurance Co., 2017 ONSC 2262, Morgan J. addressed whether a standard form exclusionary clause...

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Temporary Foreign Workers: Navigating the Legal Landscape

April 17, 2017 | Paul E. Brace, Victoria de Luna

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

For employers looking to fulfill their personnel needs, foreign workers can be a valuable resource. However, navigating the requirements associated with hiring and managing foreign workers can be difficult. This article provides a brief overview of key immigration issues that...

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