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A U-Turn On Priority Disputes Between Secured Creditors and Lienholders!

August 25, 2017 | David G. Gerecke

Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law

National Bank of Canada v. KNC Holdings Ltd.  2017 SKCA 57 In 2016, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench rendered a decision on the priority of builder’s liens filed against certain assets under The Builders’ Lien Act (Saskatchewan)  (the “BLA”),...

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Four Ways Social Media Can Harm Your Injury Claim

August 22, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

In the age of social media, where users post photos of everything from children’s dance recitals to morning breakfast sausages, accident victims frequently use these online forums to share photos and news about their collision. Lawyers for insurance companies are...

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Five Common Complaints of Concussion Victims

August 15, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

A recent study of the brains of deceased professional football players shows that nearly all of them suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE”). This research on high-performance athletes also sheds some light on what accident victims go through when they...

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Sharing is Caring – Or is it?

August 10, 2017 | Emily C. Durst

MT Insurance Law Blog

There is no doubt about it – the sharing economy is here to stay. A recent report authored by the Insurance Institute of Canada concludes that the sharing economy will only increase in size and influence. This is due to...

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Four Common Problems When Injured On Vacation

August 9, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

Summer holidays are a great time to travel. But when accidents happen on vacation, victims are often faced with challenges they never expected. In this post, we explain 4 common problems plaintiffs face when they are accidentally injured while travelling....

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Snowball v Ornge: Court Leaves the Door Open for Secondary Victim Claims

August 3, 2017 | Michael Prosia

MT Insurance Law Blog

On May 31, 2013, Christopher Snowball was tragically killed while operating a helicopter for his employer, Ornge.  As a result of the incident, his family commenced an action against Ornge for damages.  In addition to claiming damages under s. 61...

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Want To Sue The City For Your Injuries? Four Things To Keep In Mind

August 1, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

The story of Adi Astl has captured national attention this summer, after the 73 year old Etobicoke handyman built a $550.00 set of steps down a steep embankment to his local park. He and his neighbors requested the city build...

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Third-Party Claim: Is It Out Of Time?

July 28, 2017 | Theodore J. Madison

MT Insurance Law Blog

Third party proceedings can be an efficient, and cost-effective way of adding parties and any related claims arising from the same set of facts. Rule 29.02 provides the time constraints for when third party claims must be issued: within ten...

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Big Win for Injured Claimants

July 25, 2017 | Ashleigh T. Leon

MT Personal Injury Blog

The Supreme Court of Canada has found an injured claimant does not need to have a diagnosed psychological/psychiatric injury in order to recover for a mental injury sustained in an accident. In Saadati v. Moorhead, 2017 SCC 28, the claimant...

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The Times They Are a Changing – The Evolution of Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana

July 24, 2017 | Helen D.K. Friedman, Evan Bawks

MT Insurance Law Blog

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love (1967-2017), listening to vinyl/download versions of Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, it is clear some aspects of counter-culture have become mainstream. With the advent of new...

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