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NEWS LAST UPDATED JANUARY 29, 2015

January

January 29 - Ontario Court of Appeal releases decision regarding Communications between Counsel and Expert Witnesses - read Laurie Murphy's full article with link to full decision.

January 21 - New Case Study Article written re: Bad Faith Claims and Bifurcation after Bhasin v. Hrynew: An Insurance Perspective by Rory Barnable and Alyssa Caverson - published by Toronto Law Journal 

January 19 - A great time was had by those attending MB's ever popular 'Christmas in January' event.  Photos are now available online in our Photo Album.

January 14 - Newest student blog In-between Files - gives an insight into firm social events by Michael V.

January 13 - Recent case law released concerning when policies must respond in actions involving rented or leased vehicles - case update by Anthony

January 9 - We are pleased to announce our newest partners in the firm --  Michael Blinick, Anita Dutt, Adam Grant and Michael Kennedy.   Congratulations! 

January 6 - MB is proud to be voted as Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 Insurance Defence Boutiques. "Great solicitors and the service is very good", says one fellow Bay Streeter.

January 5 - Newest articling student blog by Irina A New Year & halfway point check-in

January 5 - Welcome to our newest lawyer in the Toronto Office, Matthew Malcolm, practicing civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance defence.

December

December 17 - Collectively, all of the firms taking part in the Daily Bread Food Bank endeavour collected a total of $206,218 - MB collected $2,779 doing the Pie in the Face contest - see video.

December 16 - Newest Student blog Top 5 Articling Experiences by Sarah B. 

December 6 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Anthony - Networking for new lawyers

December 1 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Josh - Entering the Workforce – A Whole New Learning Experience

November

November 18 - MB welcomes newest lawyer - Justin J. Robinson - focused on Insurance and Commercial Litigation. Read his full bio.

November 17 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Brittany - Coming out the Other Side: In-Firms from a Different Perspective

November 12 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Peter - Final Words: Judge's Perception

November 7 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Sean - From Sweatpants to Suits: Transferrable Law School Skills

October

October 29 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Brittany - Settled!

October 16 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Sam - What Can Come With Change! Summer vs. Articling

October 9 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Divya - Mediation and the “Good Faith” Game Changer

October 6 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Irena - Celebrating Milestones

October 2 - MB's Baseball team photos are up. PHOTOS

September

September 23 - Photos are up for the Amazing Race Toronto Digital Scavenger Hunt & closing cocktail party -  PHOTOS - Start & Finish & Team pics

September 21 - CLC Executive Golf Day, The Club at Bond Head, Bond Head, ON - Photos published

September 19 - Howard Borlack is quoted in an article by Canadian Underwriters - Occupiers' liability laws 'not really devised for a shooter situation' 

September 17 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Garett - Take Advantage of the quiet moments

September 9 - Newest Articling Student Blog from Ben - Student-At-Law: The Goal this Year

September - 5 - Read our Regional Expansion Strategy in response to client demand arising from trends developing regionally throughout the province.

September 5 - Welcome back to all the Articling Students from 2013 that are now returning as lawyers - Kati Aubin, Alyssa Caverson, Emily Cohen-GallantDavid Olevson

September 2 - Welcome to Fabrice Gouriou, who joins MB as an Associate, working out of our Ottawa office. Fabrice is bilingual and represents clients in both English and French.

September 2 - First Articling Student Blog from new 2014 Students - Time to Start Articling! - includes word origins for Articling by Sarah B.

August 2014

August 25 - Final Summer Student Blog before the changing of the guards to articling students. In the Blink of an Eye: First Day vs. Last Day by Leona Kung

August 21 - Photos now available for the Wawanesa Patio Party for the summer of 2014 - Photos

August 21 - Newest Summer Student Blog by Michael - Looking Back at a Memorable Summer

August 20 - 4th Annual Articling Students Head Start Program at the Toronto Lawyers Association dated August 27 - MB's David Elmaleh will be speaking - topic What they didn't teach you in law school: practical advice for successful articles.

August 19  - Photos Available now for MB's Mug Day - Another 20 Events for 20 Years Celebration!

August 15 - Newest Summer Student Blog by Navid - Why I chose MB as "my" firm - title says it all :)

August 15 - Congrats to the 2014 Summer Students, Alex Robineau, Aryeh Samuel, Bogdan Miscevic, Carol-Anne Wyseman, Christine Lau, Leona Kung, Michael Greco and Navid Ghahraei for completing a successful summer term and they all will be joining us next year as articling students.

August 13 - Congrats to MB's Softball team for winning their 1st round of playoffs - Semi's are next week!

August 5 - Welcome to Patricia A. Lawson, who joins MB as a Partner, working out of our Ottawa office. Patricia is a member of both the Ontario and Quebec bar and enjoys practicing in both provinces.

August 6 - Congratulations to the MB softball team for finishing third in their regular season last night  by winning both games of a double header.  The team will be playing next week in the first round of the playoffs.   

July 2014

July 29 - Hilly David published an article in the Advocates Quarterly entitled, “Subrogation: Carriage and Control of the Action and Independent Settlement of the Subrogated Claim, Vol 43 Advocates Quarterly 13 (subscription required).  For an  abstract version  visit our article database.

July 28 - Welcome to MB's newest law clerks, LInda Dib in Toronto and Jaime Lapos in Kitchener.

July 25 - Newest Summer Student Blog by Alex Robineau titled More than just a "Suit" going on a field trip 

July 21 - Welcome to MB's newest lawyer John Reiterowski, who will be focusing on Insurance Defence and Subrogation 

July 10 - Newest Summer Student Blog by Aryeh Samuel titled Murder on Bay Street! 

July 16 - Welcome to MB's newest Associate Lawyer, Stephanie Sales, who is focused on civil litigation and Subrogation 

July 10 - Newest Summer Student Blog by Bogdan Miscevic titled This is Sparta!!! Details the procedure and excitement of getting new assignments.

July 10 - MB's Michael Kennedy is quoted in the June 27 edition of Lawyer's Weekly article Pay-first, dispute-later regulations for accident benefits limited (NOTE: you need a subscription to read the article). 

July 7 - Warm Welcome to MB's newest Associate - Rachel Kearne - read her full bio.

July 4 - Newest Summer Student Blog - by Christine Lau - Comparing Reality to the TV Show Suits

June 2014

June 27 - Newest Summer Student Blog - by Leona Kung - Discoveries, Mediation, and Time Management

June 20 - Newest Summer Law Student Blog by Michael Greco - The Glory of Law: A Dream Revised

June 17 - Welcome to two new associates that started recently - Jeff Doren and Eric Boate!

June 13 - In honour of our 20th Anniversary, we are planning 20 Events to commemorate each of our 20 years to be held over the next eight months. The 'kick-off event is coming up on June 17th. Read about our 20 Events for 20 Years.

June 11 - Newest Summer Law Student' Blog by Navid Ghahraei - First two weeks, so far so great! 

June 9 - Our Summer Students are here! Who went to school in New York City? Who taught English in Nicaragua? Who did a term in France? Read all in our Student Bios.

June 6 - Newest Students' Blog - An amazing articling year, coming to an end  - lists each Student's Best of's.

June 2 - Welcome to Eitan Kadouri and Michael Wade who started with the firm this week as Associate Lawyers - see their profiles for full details.

May 2014

May 2014 - Welcome to Paul Jonah  who started this week as Associate Lawyers 

May 30 - MB is mentioned in the Precedent Magazine's Article on 2014 Hire Back Chart  - see our Students Page for a list of those Students returning.

May 8 - New Student Blog - Keep your eyes on the Prize

HUB Hockey Challenge

May 7 - MB was a proud sponsor of the HUB Hockey Challenge for Charity - raising money for United Way - go to Photos 

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