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August 23 - New Marine Article - Lockdown at the Harbour: Arresting Multiple Ships? by Anthony Gatensby
August 18 - Featured Case Study - Summary Judgment in Third Party Claims - Alive & Viable on Claims for Contribution & Indemnity by Michael Blinick & Sean Valentine
August 17 - First Student Blog for 2016 Articling Students - Summer Student Application Tips by Karen B.
August 17 - New Transportation Law article on Cargo - Declaring Values on "Contracts of Carriage" in Ontario by Anthony Gatensby
August 17 - The Summer Students of 2016 have left the building - BUT they will all be back next fall - read their final words of (new found) wisdom - go to their blog
August 12 - New Transporation Article - Reasonable and Necessary: Defining the elusive test from the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule by Michael Kennedy
August 12 - Summer Student blog - They can't teach you this in law school: Litigation as a vocation by Alexander Steffan.
August 5 - New Case Study - Court of Appeal Decision on Dependency in a Priority Dispute Dealing with New Relationships by Olga Zemlinsky
July 29 - MB's GTA Peeps enjoy a sunny day watching the Jays Game. see photos
July 28 - The latest Students' blog - Reality Check: With OCIs around the corner... by Melissa Parravano
July 27 - MB's Ottawa office puts the “Fun” in their Summer Fun Day! With panache and courage they all discovered their inner artist; however, most have decided to stick with their day jobs ;D see photos
July 15 - Personal Injury Article - Pokémon Go: Augmented Reality is the New Reality for Liability Insurers by Michael Blinick & Michelle Legault
July 15 - Newest Summer Student Blog - Sherlock Holmes of the Legal Profession - by Jessica Margeit
July 7 - Transportation Article - Update on Issues relating to Autonomous Vehicles: Recent Fatality & the Anticipated Challenges arising from the Accident by Michael Blinick & Michelle Legault
July 5 - Mediation Article - An overview of the statutory obligations for insurers to participate in mediation and to attempt to settle by Van Krkachovski & Emily Kostandoff
July 5 - Summer Student Blog Approaching The List like Goldilocks by Michelle Legault
June 29 - New Transportation Law article - Mandatory Training for Commercial Truckers a Welcome Change by Peter Vlaar
June 29 - New Employment Law article - Back to the Future Causation Alert: Clusters Trumps Medical Causation in Judicial Review of Technicians' Breast Cancer by Brian Murphy
June 29 - New Featured Case: Zuk v Atkinson Answer Undertakings in a Timely Fashion or Your Case May be Dismissed by Frank DelGiudice & Mark Borgo
June 28 - Newest Summer Student Blog Trust the Process by Emily Kostandoff
June 20 - Newest Summer Student Blog Mathematics in Litigation by Gabriela Caracas
June 15 - New Article When to say Enough? Marfo v. Ahmed: A restatement of the law regarding defence medical examinations - by Katie McBride
June 14 - Newest summer student blog, Bridging the Gap: Who wants to play 21 Questions? by Mark Borgo.
June 3 - First 2016 Summer Student Blog, Hit the Ground Running by Taskeen Abdul-Rawoof
May 27 - New Student Blog, Make the most of it by Shene Harris
May 3 - New Student Blog, When possible, just pick up the phone by Alex Robineau
May 2 - New Article: Public Sharing of Private and Personal Information and Videos: Cyberbullying and the Implications for Insurers by Michael Blinick and Leona Kung
April 23 - New Personal Injury Case Study - Waivers Gain Additional "Armor" in the Defence of Personal Injury Litigation - by Garett Harper
April 13 - Congratulations to Isabella Fiorillo, a Legal Assistant with MB, who was a recipient of one of the 2016 Legacy Awards. For the past four years, Isabella has been volunteering with the Toronto Youth Justice Committee as a Restorative Justice Facilitator. See Personal Note for details.
April 7 - New AB Case Study Is there a 10 day time period on EUOs? Case Comment: Choeun ats Allstate by Domenic Nicassio
March 28 - New AB Case Study The Importance of Clear, Unequivocal Refusals - Falcon and State Farm - by Domenic Nicassio
March 18 - New AB Article Insurers Seeking Recovery of Overpayment? Beware of Notice Requirements - Case Comment: Intact Insurance v. Marianayagam 2016 by Domenic Nicassio
March 17 - MB welcomes Domenic Nicassio; a new lawyer to the Toronto office. Domenic has extensive experience representing insurers with respect to bodily injury claims and accident benefit disputes. Read his full bio.
March 14 - New AB Article: Will the Cap on Attendant Care Benefits Have Retroactive Effect? Superior Court Says 'No' by Domenic Nicassio
March 14 - New AB Article: John Hancock would be proud: Chaparina and State Farm and the importance of signatures on accident benefits treatment plans by Robert Smith
March 9 - New Student Blog - All Work No Play? Think Again… by Leona K.
March 8 - MB & Northbridge polished their bowling shoes for third annual bowling night! See Photos
February 26 - New Employment Article: Employers Beware: An Employee Charged Criminally for Sexual Assault May Not Be Sufficient Grounds To Terminate with Cause - by David Elmaleh
February 26 - New Article: $30,000 Awarded for Defamatory Statements Made on Facebook by Robert Smith
February 22 - New AB Article: The requirement to provide "medical reasons" when denying treatment plans: a ticking time bomb? - by Robert Smith
February 22 - Goodbye FSCO, Hello LAT! New article on how accident benefit disputes will be handled - by Michael Kennedy
February 19 - Photos for MB's Winterfest Ski Day 2016 are published.
February 17 - Recent decision case study: Superior Court Re-Affirms that Bus Drivers are Held to a Higher Standard of Care by David Elmaleh and Michael Blinick
February 9 - Recent decision case study: Divisional Court Comments on Termination Rights of Employer during Probation Period by David Elmaleh
February 8 - New student blog Case Study: A Cautionary Tale by Aryeh S.
February 3, 2016 - New case study: New Privacy Tort Recognized in Ontario: Jane Doe 464533 v. X by Robert Smith.
February 2, 2016 - New student blog titled: Managing Stress by Carol-Anne M.
February 1, 2016 - Go to Photos Albums for pics from CLC/THG Joint Winter Conference, Florida
January 26, 2016 - New Case Study on The Ontario Court of Appeal's Decision on Livent Lights, camera, financial transaction: Auditor liability after the Livent decision
January 20, 2016 - New Employment Law article - Employment Termination Clauses: Failure to Specify Minimum Statutory Benefits after Dismissal, but Voluntary Provision of Those Benefits By Eitan Kadouri and Ben Carino.
January 13, 2016 - Newest student blog - a case summary handled by the student - Summoned to Old City Hall by Christine L.
January 7, 2016 - Student blog - can you believe they are at their Half-Way Point: People, Places, Things by Bogdan M.
January 5, 2016 - New Article on Insurance Coverage For Want of Jurisdiction by Anthony Gatensby - first published in Canadian Underwriter.ca
MB Partners are very pleased to announce that David Elmaleh is joining the firm as a partner effective January 2016. Please join us in congratulating David.
December 23 - CLC Executive Golf pics posted! See Photo Albums
December 22 - New Employment Law Article: Employment Contracts: New Term? New Consideration! by David Elmaleh
December 22 - Student blog gives a nice look into the students' holiday traditions.
December 16 - Four new Property Insurance / Subrogation articles posted today >
- Condominium Corporation Issues: The President's View by Peter Yaniszewski
- Spreading Fires: Issues that Arise when Fires Originate at a Neighbour's House by Mark P. MacDonald
- When all is said and done: Final Releases by Adam Grant
- Who's to Blame? Tips for Early Identification of Subrogation and Potentially Liable Parties by Patricia A. Lawson & Adam Grant
December 15 - Welcome to new lawyer Rachel Leck (Ottawa office).
December 11 - Article published re: Liability Limits in Subrogation - first presented at Transportation Law Seminar by Adam Grant.
December 1 - Transportation article added to database call Tranportation Case Law Updates
November 27 - Sports Law Articles available - see the sports law handout page for access to all titles.
November 24 - Student Blog title Forget the molehills by Michael G.
November 11 - Transportation Law Article: Developments in Loss Transfer: Does the doctrine of laches apply to bar delayed claims? by Michael Blinick and Sean Valentine.
November 10 - Transportation Law Article: Autonomous Vehicles - The Next Frontier
November 9 - Employment Law Article: Termination Provisions and Employment Contracts: The New Order by Martin Smith and Cassandra Khatchikian
November 6 - Employment Law Article: Probationary Employees: Employers' Termination Rights and Restrictions by Martin Smith and Carol-Anne Wyseman
November 2 - Student Blog title Don't judge a book by its cover by Navid G.
October 27 - Student Blog title My First Civil Jury Trial (Yes while Articling!) by Alex R.
October 23 - Case Study - State Farm v. Old Republic Insurance, 2015 ONCA 699: Re: Heavy Commercial Vehicles
October 21 - Article - A "Victory for Common Sense": Uber Continues to Operate Legally in London, UK
October 15 - Guest Writer on our Student Blog titled Brushing your Teeth in the Shower: Time Management by David Elmaleh
October 7 - Articling Student Blog Hard Hat and a Briefcase by Aryeh S.
October 2 - Articling Student Blog You v. Articling,  01 MB_Articling 10 (MB) by Bogdan M.
September 25 - Articling Student Blog First Appearances at Motion Court by Leona K.
September 21 - Articling Student Blog Training from hell - Louis Litt Style? by Christine L.
September 3 - Articling Student Blog Tips for the Bar Exam by Michael G.