What is Defamation? How Can I Defend a Defamation Suit?

In our digital age, the law surrounding defamation is more relevant than ever.

A day in the life of a lawyer isn't what you see on television.

Even though it's a rewarding career (most of the time).  The legal profession is often glamourized on television and the big screen.  Most of the time this is not reality but, sometimes the far out legal cases parodied on sit-com telelvision do cross over to 'real life'.  

I am planning a trip out-of-province with my family this summer. Should I purchase travel insurance?

I am planning a trip out-of-province with my family this summer.  Should I purchase travel insurance?
 

Why should I incorporate my healthcare practice?

I have just graduated as a professional in a health related field and will be starting my own business.  What are the advantages of becoming a professional corporation?
 

I was walking in a crosswalk on a busy Hamilton Street when I was hit by a car. I do not own a car and I do not have automobile insurance. Am I entitled to compensation?

An injured pedestrian is entitled to the same compensation as if injured while in a car.  Even though you were a pedestrian, you can still claim Statutory Accident Benefits from your own insurance company and you can also sue the at fault driver for compensation. If you don’t have auto insurance, you can claim accident benefits from the automobile insurance company of the at fault driver. If the at fault driver is uninsured, you can make a claim to the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims fund which is administered by the provincial government.
 
 

Will OHIP reimburse me if I require out-of-country medical treatment that isn�t available in Ontario?

Yes – in certain circumstances, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (“OHIP”) will provide funding for out-of-country medical treatment that isn’t available in Ontario.

I am a supervisor in a factory, am I responsible if an employee gets injured on the job?

I am a supervisor in a factory, am I responsible if an employee gets injured on the job?

Posting a 'now hiring ad'? Doesn't hurt to run it through your legal team for accuracy first.

If you are posting an ad for a new employee in any capacity, it is always a good idea to run the ad by your legal department or human resources team before posting it.

I was riding my bicycle on a City street when I was hit by a car. I do not have automobile insurance. Can I receive compensation?

During the summer months, I receive many calls from cyclists who have been struck by automobiles while cycling on City roads.  Many of these individuals use a bicycle as their primary mode of transportation and therefore, do not own cars and do not have automobile insurance. The good news is that this does not prevent an injured cyclist from being compensated. 
 

What happens if the original Will has been lost?

What happens if the original Will has been lost?

Generally speaking and for various reasons, an Executor will require the original Will, signed by the Deceased.