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NEWS UPDATED JANUARY 13, 2020

January

January 13 - A Duty of Good Faith is Foundational: Case Study: Demetriou v. AIG By Van Krkachovski, Theresa Hartley, and Jamal Rehman

January 13 - Location of Loss: Case Study: Benson v. Belair Insurance By Van Krkachovski, Theresa Hartley, and Jamal Rehman

January 13 - A power outage may not qualify for damage on premise: Case Study: La Rose Bakery 2000 Inc. v. Intact By Van Krkachovski, Theresa Hartley, and Jamal Rehman

January 9 -  Meal Prep Tips for Lunches at Work - Student blog by Ryan S.

January 7 - MB announces their newest partners - Congratulations to Eric Boate & Sophia Suffront.

January 7 - MB held their Staff Christmas Party at the Escape Manor - everyone was divided into teams and they participated in different escape rooms and then did axe throwing. Super fun time! See photos.

December

December 4 - Welcome to MB's new lawyer in Toronto Stephen Walsh!

November

November 25 - Student Blog - Family Matters - by Brittany

November 21 - Welcome to MB's newest lawyer in Toronto - Vasiola Bibolli

November 15 - Construction Act Reforms: Now in Effect! - Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (ODACC) by Stephen Barbier & Eric Turkienicz

November 12 - The Test for Misfeasance of Public Office: Case Comment on Capital Solar Power v OPA - case by Howard Borlack

November 8 - Welcome to MB's newest lawyer in Toronto - James Zeppieri

October

October 30 - Student Blog - The Virgin Diary Part II - My first Pretrial - by Israel K.

October 25 - MB's Transportation Law L&L Seminar is around the corner!  November 14 @11:30am.  Expert speakers lined up and more TBA. Limited space so RSVP Now! 

October 24 - Welcome to MB's newest Toronto Lawyer - Marshall Hope

October 22 - Adam Grant will be speaking at the National Association of Subrogation Professionals Annual Conference on October 27th about cross-border vehicle subrogation - https://lnkd.in/e6W

October 11 - McCague Borlack heard the call and expanded to London! Read all about Our Regional Expansion Strategy & see Our Map of Offices to Court Houses! https://lnkd.in/eSzUzAi

October 1 - Do priority provisions in s. 268 of the Ontario Insurance Act apply to an out-of-province insurer for an accident that took place in Ontario: Case Study: Coseco v. Liberty, 2019 ONSC 4918 by Van Krkachovski

October 1 - Welcome to MB's newest lawyer in Ottawa - Lisanne McCullough

September 30 - If you take the wheel, you take control: Case Study: McKay v. Park, 2019 ONCA 659 by Van Krkachovski and Egi Troka

September 27 - Who is an insured person? Case Study: Hunt v. Peel Mutual Insurance Company, 2019 ONCA 656 by Van Krkachovski and Egi Troka

September 26 - Welcome to MB's newest Barrle lawyer - Mark Pascoal

September 17 - Meet our 2019 Articling Students - Read their bios.

September 13 - Your Survival Kit for Articling by Carly J.

September 3 - Cheech and Chong Get into a Car Accident: Case Commentary: F. F. and Aviva Insurance Canada

August

August 30 - MB is pleased to announce the opening of their 5th office!  Read our regional strategy...

August 23 - Student blog "Articles are a marthon" and other advise

August 23 - A Landlord's duty to maintain a residential property

August 15 - Procedural Differences Between Civil Actions in British Columbia and Ontario

August 15 - What To Consider When Choosing An Expert: Maxrelco Inc. V. Lumipro Inc

August 15 - Landlord Liability Regarding Maintenance Standard Duty of Care

August 15 - So You've Released a Defendant Municipality: Can you Still Have a Jury Trial?

August 15 - The New (and Improved?) Rule 76 Simplified Procedure

August 15 - So you want to be a litigator. Development the MB way. Student blog by Adam O. 

August 8 - Meet MB's newest Kitchener lawyer - James Prior

July

July 26 - MB's Featured Lawyer  - Eric Boate

July 24 - The Minor Injury Guideline 

July 24 - Meet MB's newest Toronto Lawyer - Lena Vartanian

July 19 - You're going to get yelled at in court, so let's talk about it student blog by Jennifer I.

July 10 - Mediation Toolkit for Beginners - student blog by Sarah D.

July 4 - Lawyer & Clerk Event Photos - escape room & more.

June

June 25 - Weird Projects, Field Trips & RAAAPTORS! by Chelsea Dobrindt 

June 25 - AB from Sea to Sea: A Look at Accident Benefits across Canada by Catherine Korte

June 6 - Summer student blog post - What to expect during orientation week by Olivia Danylchuk

June 5 - Acting for the Applicants, Howard Borlack, Partner at McCague Borlack LLP had a favourable decision from the Ontario Divisional Court  - Read featured case study - My House Burned Down, Now I Can Buy Two

June 3 - Brian Murphy was recognized by Madam Justice Catrina Braid and David Pletsch for his contributions towards the 2019 Waterloo Region Mock Trial Tournament. This was Brian's third-year being involved as a judge and he hopes to continue his support for the students in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge region.

June 2 - Currently hiring an articling student for the Kitchener office & accepting applications for summer students 2020 - How to Apply.

May

May 1 - Just When You Thought It Could Not Get Any Harder: Changes Could Be Coming to Proceedings Against the Crown  by Theomarcus Giannou and Theresa Hartley

April

April 24 - Cyber risks to your organization and its consequences: New reporting standards from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

April 12 - Navigating Subrogation in Canada: A Look at Subrogation Rights for Out-of-Province Insurers Arising from Motor Vehicle Accidents - a CLC Article by Adam Grant, David Pick & Franco Cabanos

April 8 - Time-stamped: A true day in the life... 

April 8 - Egg on your face - you may have a claim: Case Comment: Gilbrairth v. Intact Insurance by Howard Borlack & Theomarcus Giannou

April 2 - Welcome to MB's newest Partner, Charlene Kavanagh, who joins us in our Ottawa office.

March

March 21 - Is anyone ensuring that your Mink Lashes are cruelty-free? An Overview of the Regulation of Fur Farming in Canada

March 16 - The Harmonie Group announced a new practice area directory for Business and Commercial Litigation legal needs. View the directory at https://lnkd.in/eKMyHFu

March 14 - Student Blog - These are a Few of Our Favorite Things: MB Articling Class of 2019 Highlights

March 8 -  Jam Session Gone Wrong: How an Office Party Created a Coverage Debacle - Case Study: RSA v. Intact by Christopher Macaulay

February

February 28 - Taking A Dip Into Public Pool Liability: Municipal and Resort Related Liability By Jim Tomlinson

February 28 - Getting "Ahead" of the Changes Rowan's Law and the Potential Impact on Insureds – Further Updates by Jim Tomlinson

February 28 - Why Litigation Boutique? Student blog 

February 20 - When the Love is Equal, but the Will is Not: Disinheriting Your Wealthy Son so the Poorer Son Could Catch Up

February 15 - Unpacking the Crate: A Carrier's Tools for Collecting Unpaid Freight Charges by Ben Tustain

February 13 - Welcome to MB's newest lawyers!  Alexander HartwigShaunak DesaiBen Tustain

February 5 - Home Sweet Home: What Constitutes "Living in the Same Household" in a Home Insurance Policy

February 5 - Some Diamonds are Not Forever: The Insurance Case of the $580,000 Stolen Ring

February 1 - McCague Borlack's Christmas in January Party was a great success - See Photos