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April 2014

April 9 - New Student Blog - Prepping for trial... Next week, Kenora

April 1 - New Student Blog - The Virtue of Research

March 2014

March 4 - New Article by Daniela Corapi - Protection for Settlement Negotiations

March 4 - New Article by Mark Mason - The Effect of a Settlement on a Subrogated Action

March 4 - Newest Student Blog titled Cross Examinations and Closings - a student's first experience.

March 3 - As part of our ongoing commitment to provide outstanding service at reduced costs, McCague Borlack LLP is pleased to announce the opening of our second regional office in Kitchener, Ontario. Read Press Release

February 2014

Feb 27 - New article by Howard Borlack - Perspectives on Privacy - Is installing a telematics device in an insured's vehicle an unreasonable invasion of privacy? Two lawyers debate the issues. First published in Canadian Insurance Top Brokers Magazine.

February 24 - Newest Student Blog titled Ready, Set, Go: Trial Time - some great insight on trial prep by a student.

February 20th - Catherine Korte, MB's Chair of Accident Benefits, has been making submissions on behalf of the Ontario Bar Association, Toronto Medico-Legal Society and various Insurers to Justice Cunningham regarding proposed changes to the Automobile Dispute Resolution Process in Ontario. Justice Cunningham’s final report has now been released.

February 13 - Newest Student Blog titled Ottawa Interviews - some tips on what to expect and how to handle it.

February 6 - New Article by Mark Mason and Justin Anisman - Cost Effective Resolution of Low Value Claims

February 4 - New series of Privacy Articles. Read all 5 Hot Topics

January 2014

January 30 - Lorne Honickman is on Global's Morning Show and answers did ‎Justin Bieber get special treatment from police & discusses the next steps in Rob Ford's case

January 28 - Newest Student Blog titled Client Events - details all the benefits when getting involved in client events.

January 21 - McCague Borlack held our traditional Christmas in January Party. Lots of great pictures! Go to photo gallery.

January 10 - Lorne Honickman is on AM640 & talks to Liza Fromer on Global to talk about decriminalization of marijuana in Canada.

January 7 - Martin Smith will be presenting at the Law Society's upcoming CPD program, The Annotated Employment Agreement 2014. The program takes place on April 11, 2014 from 9 to 12 at the Law Society's learning centre. For more information or to register, go to LSUC's website.

December 2013

December 20, 2013 - Lorne Honickman is on AM640 & talks to Liza Fromer on Global to talk about jury inquest verdict re: young woman who strangled herself in a segregation cell was a homicide.

December 18, 2013 - Newest Student Blog titled Legal Tech Talk - details some creative ways he uses his tablet and some apps in his legal practice.

December 2013 - Acquisition International announces McCague Borlack LLP a winner of the Canadian Mass Tort Law Firm of the Year. Read more...

December 16, 2013 - New Article by Jennifer Kelly, Recent Ontario Court of Appeal Decision: All Defence Costs are not Created Equally - go to article.

December 13, 2013 - New Article, Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) Declared Unconstitutional - go to article.

December 13 - Michael Kennedy was quoted in The Lawyers Weekly - Legal Aid leaving courts to appoint counsel: lawyer (requires subscription).

December 12, 2013 - Recent FSCO Appeal Decision: Belair Insurance Company Inc. and Lenworth Scarlettcase study by Matt Dugas - Read case study.

December 11, 2013 - MB's Ottawa Office is participating in The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Charity Program and have adopted 3 angels (kids) to provide Christmas gifts to. Read More on Facebook or adopt an angel of your own.

December 6, 2013 - The latest Student Blog - Changing the Face of Men’s Health: “McCague Mos” a 'fuzzy' look at Mo Members and a few mentions on other extracurricular activities.

December 4, 2013 - Lorne Honickman is on Global to talk about Privacy Laws, random breathalyzer tests.

December 4, 2013 - The latest Student Blog - A Few of My Favourite Things… Holiday Wish List - some great holiday gift ideas for students.

November 2013

November 27 2013 - Lorne Honickman is on the air on AM640 and Global with Liza Fromer to talk about the Milton Grandmother and Black Friday.

November 27, 2013 - Mark Mason's case study regarding a recent court decision Kruger Products Limited v. First Choice Logistics Inc. et al on subrogated claims against tenants.

November 27 2013 - Lorne Honickman is on the air on AM640 and Global with Liza Fromer to talk about the controversial license plate plan in PEI & layoffs at Sears.

November 26, 2013 - Lorne Honickman is on the air on AM640 and Global  with Liza Fromer to talk about the NHL concussion lawsuit

November 25, 2013 - The latest Student Blog - Good Morning Your Honour… Court Appearances 101 - detailing what court experience to expect as a summer and articling student at MB.

November 14, 2013 - The latest Student Blog - The Power of Preparation - with details of their participation in MB's Transportation Law - Mock Mediation.

October 2013

October 24, 2013 - The latest Student Blog - Surfs Up...Are you ready? The importance of effective task tracking.

October 18, 2013 - The latest Student Blog - If I could turn back time. What one student has learned already in two months.

October 11, 2013 - Read up on the bios of some new lawyers with the firm - Jennifer E. Kelly, as well as the students who returned as 2013 Year of Call Lawyers - Jesse Bellam, Natalie Groen, Amanda Stellings, Malak Nassereddine and Valerie Stiso

October 11, 2013 - The latest Student Blog - Not Hired? - OCIs - Toronto 2nd Year Recruit . Still more out there - here are 4 tasks to help you find an articling job

October 7, 2013 - Lorne Honickman is on Global and talks about carding and how it is controversial due to racial profiling.

October 7, 2013 - Mark Mason is quoted in Law Times - Boyce lets insurers pick own limitation period, lawyer warns

September 2013

September 30, 2013 - The latest Student Blog - OCI Speed Interviews - A Survival Guide

September 24, 2013 - The latest Student Blog - The Balancing Act

September 19, 2013 - The latest Student Blog - Off come the training wheels (regarding client contact)

September 12, 2013 - Lorne Honickman is on Global News to talk about charter of Quebec values.

September 13, 2013 - New Article by Martin Smith and Desneiges Mitchell - The Top 5 Tort Cases of the Preceding Year and Ever Increasing Damage Awards and the Future Care Case Law

September 12, 2013 - New Article by Anthony Gatensby, Student - title "Executive Officers are Employees: The "Gap" Between Workers' Compensation and General Liability Policies"

September 9, 2013 - First Blog from new Articling Students of 2013/14 - "What it's like..." gives details of workload after 1 month.

August 2013

August 30, 2013 - Final Blog from Summer Students of 2013 - "Passing of the baton..."

August 21, 2013 - Newest MB Student Blog titled Summer of 2013 - Memorable Moments.

August 20, 2013 - Lorne Honickman speaks re: the police officer charged with second degree murder.  See all three videos The Loop, Global News Morning Show, & Global News at Noon.

August 12, 2013 - Newest student blog title "A student’s experience - Haiku style". His creative way to capture his summer experience so far.

August 9, 2013 - Lorne Honickman is on Global News and comments on legal issues this week: another US Judge getting a TV show, the Nova Scotia cyberbullying law, patch work of laws owning exotic pets what will likely be done provincially, and the upcoming civil lawsuit following the daycare death.  Watch Video

August 8, 2013 - Newest student blog title "Carriage of my first file" details the preliminary steps involved when defending a small claims file.

August 7, 2013 - MB is a member of the Canadian Litigation Counsel (CLC), a nationwide affiliation of independent litigation law firms. CLC has updated their website. Check it out...

August 6, 2013 - New Case Study Article by Mark Mason titled "Appropriate Limitation Periods Clarified for All-Risk Business Insurance"

July 2013

July 29, 2013 - Newest MB Student Blog "My day at mediation..." a summer student's experience at a mediation 'field trip'.

July 24, 2013 - Newest MB Student Blog "A typical* day..." walk in a summer student's shoes for a full day from 9am to 7pm.

July 19, 2013 - AB Article by Jennifer Reid titled "When it comes to the calculation of the attendant care benefits payable, the Form 1 remains king" a case study re: Henry v. Gore Mutual Insurance Co. (2013 ONCA 480)

July 15, 2013 - Newest MB Student Blog "Half-time recap..." commentary on how things are going from the perspective of one student, and her game plan to conquer the second half of my summer.

July 11, 2013 - Newest MB Student Blog "Life in T.O." provides 3 tips for students new to Toronto. 

July 9, 2013 - Lorne Honickman is on Global to talk about key court battles in the past week - including Leslie McDonald, and George Zimmerman.

July 7, 2013 - Newest MB Student Blog "Just down the hall..." Student orientation for those located in Ottawa 

July 3, 2013 - Lorne Honickman is quoted in the Global News article "Is leaving a child in a hot parked car a criminal offence?"

July 2, 2013 - Newest MB Student Blog "My first... solo court appearance" in week two of a summer student.

June 2013

June 27, 2013 - Congratulations to Leslie Woo on her successful election to the Health Law Executive as well as the Administrative Law Executive of the Ontario Bar Association.

June 26 - The MB Summer Students of 2013 have taken the time to write a bit about themselves. Why not get to know them... go to student bios

June 14 - Latest MB Student Blog titled I Don't Know Anything. - going into week three for one summer student.

June 13 - Lorne Honickman on Global News discusses the Supreme Court of Canada’s hearing of arguments on the constitutionality of Canada’s prostitution law. We’ll also talk about what your rights are when you’re arrested abroad - watch video.

June 10 - Latest MB Student Blog titled The Summer Students are here! - orientation and 1st week.

May 2013

May 28 - Latest MB Student Blog titled My first solo trial... what a rush! - good example of 'Burden of Proof'.

May 24 -  MB's Lorne Honickman was nominated in the category of Changemakers in Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada - voting open until June 3 - Go to the survey site to read more and to vote. Winners will be announced in August 2013.

May 17 - Newest MB Student Blog titled Flies and honey  Fave quote from it "We are all educated, skilled and trained in the same laws but we have one thing that sets us apart from one another: our reputations." 

May 14 - Lorne Honickman on Global News talks about suspect Dellen Millard exercising his 'right to remain silent', and how an anti-piracy firm is targeting Canadians who download illegally - watch video.

May 10 - Newest MB Student Blog titled The Trucks Are Out! about looking forward to summer and the future.

May 6 - Newest MB Student Blog titled Words of Wisdom... stresses to take advantage of your opportunities.

May 4 -  Lorne Honickman discusses the seriousness of the 'obstruction of justice' charge, and explains what led up to the new arrests on City News.

April 2013

April 29 - Lorne Honickman talks on Global's Morning Show about former Leafs coach Brian Burke’s defamation suit against unnamed bloggers. View video

April 26 - Two new seminars have been added to MB's upcoming events schedule - Sports Liability and Transportation Law. Contact to be added to the mailing list and be notified when more info is announced.

April 25 - Newest MB Student Blog titled "Lessons learned". Lists 10 tips shared by the students on how they survived their articles. 

April 24 - Lorne Honickman appears on Global News to discuss the first known 'al kaeda' directed terrorist plot in Canada.   View video

April 21 - Newest MB Student Blog titled "Tech Talk" gives insight into all the technology in use in a law firm.  

April 15 - Newest MB Student Blog titled "Back to the Future" reflects back on OCI's and looks at where he is at now. 

April 11 - This week four new lawyers joined the firm! Catherine Korte as Partner, and Matthew Dugas and Olga Zemlinsky as Associates. Welcome!

April 10 - Lorne Honickman appears on Global News and discusses how it is possible that no charges were laid for the Parson's case and if and how it could be reopened.  As well Lorne explains the difference in possible pleas in the Magnotta case.  View video

April 7 - Newest MB Student blog titled "Work/Life Balance" was posted. Gives an update into one articling student's social and work calendar.