March 1, 2019

Author: Barbara A. MacFarlane, Partner Fear of reprisal tends to stop someone from admitting a mistake or saying sorry. This may be particularly true in medical malpractice cases in which a doctor may fear being sued or denied insurance coverage if they apologize for a medical error; yet they may feel a compelling need to […]

February 22, 2019

Author: Barbara A. MacFarlane, Partner It has been reported in the past that ‘Medical Error’ is the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer, according to a study published by Drs. Makary and Daniel at John Hopkins. It is estimated at least 251,454 Americans die due to medical […]

February 12, 2019

Author: Daniel Macdonald, Associate In January the Ontario Government announced that it has launched a review of the province’s auto insurance system. The reported goal of this review is to lower automobile insurance rates for drivers. As part of this review the government has said it will be consulting with drivers, insurance companies and other […]

February 8, 2019

Author: Alex Wolfe, Associate How Short Excerpts of Surveillance Recordings May Lead to Inadmissibility. As a caution to any private investigators out there who may have aspirations of becoming the next Stephen Spielberg or Martin Scorsese; don’t yell “cut” to soon while you’re “on-set” recording the plaintiff. In Rolley v. MacDonell, [2017] O.J. No. 6961, […]

December 19, 2018

  Author: Joni Dobson, Partner   Did I Waive my Rights When I Signed the Consent to Treatment? We all fall ill from time to time.  It’s unavoidable. When you go to see a doctor, some form of treatment may be proposed.  Treatment can be as simple as a prescription for medication, or something more […]

December 4, 2018

Just in time for the festive season, a recent Court of Appeal decision reminds us that not being a responsible host can have legal consequences. In Williams v Richards the court identified the kinds of situations that may end up in a social host being sued.   The Risky Business of Being a Social Host […]

December 3, 2018

Barbara Legate will be presenting at the Law Society of Ontario’s annual program Civil Appeals, the Year in Review. Ms Legate’s paper and presentation will cover an update on Tort Law, including recent appellate level decisions on Social Host Liability, Duty of Care analyses, Damages, Standard of Care and Causation. The program will be held […]

December 7, 2017

Daniel Macdonald Personal Injury Lawyer   Here were go again!  More promises to fix the Ontario auto insurance system.  On December 5th, the Ontario government announced their “Fair Auto Insurance Plan”.  The government says this plan will make auto insurance more affordable, and protect injury victims.   The Fair Auto Insurance Plan is based at […]

October 3, 2017

Please click the link below to view the Legate & Associates Accident Benefits Fact Sheet.  The fact sheet was produced by associate lawyers Danielle Douek and Alex Wolfe.   Danielle Douek   Alex Wolfe   Please click this link to view the Legate & Associates Accident Benefits Fact Sheet   If you have questions or […]

August 24, 2017

Please click this LINK to view  TS v. Adey, et al. – Reasons for Judgment of Justice Leitch dated August 16, 2017   If you have questions or comments please contact Barbara Legate at Legate & Associates:  b.legate@legate.ca    

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