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March 12 - Face the Music: Once Requested, A Mediation Must be Scheduled Forthwith by David Elmaleh and Alexander Steffen 

March 7 - Legislature Passes Concussion Safety Legislation with Bill 193:Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 by Jim Tomlinson & Michelle Legault

March 5 - Advice from the Toronto Articling Students - by Taskeen Abdul-Rawoof

March 2 - The Fast & the Furious: Hard Drugs, Fast Cars & Untimely Death: Case Study: Isaac Estate v Matuszynska by David Elmaleh & Gabriela Caracas


February 23 - Fifty Shades of Grey: Contractual Interpretation in the World of Email Negotiation and Sex Toys by David Elmaleh and Alexander Steffen

February 20 - MB lawyers, Alan Drimer & Eric Boate, enjoyed a Curling Bonspiel hosted by OIAA - see pics

February 16 - Legal Themes utilized for Medical Liability by Catherine Korte and Bogdan Miscevic

February 16 - Latency of Claims for Allied Healthcare Providers by Anthony Gatensby

February 16 - Collaborative Care and Vicarious Liability by David J. Olevson and Emily Kostandoff

February 14 - Do Excluded Drivers have access to AB Coverage? See Court of Appeal Ruling by Domenic D. Nicassio

Feburary 13 - Emerging Trends in Personal Injury Damage Awards - by Van Krkachovski and Emily Kostandoff

February 12 - Pics Posted for Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry - See Photos

February 12 - Transitioning from Articling Student to Lawyer - student blog by Alexander Steffen

February 8 - Cargo Storage: A Minefield of Regulation by Alexander Steffen


January 30 - Benchmarking at the halfway point - Student blog by Danielle Ralph

January 29 - McCague Borlack LLP is pleased to announce the following three lawyers have become Partners effective January 2018. Annette Uetrecht-Bain, Megan Murphy, Matthew Dugas. Read more

January 29 - When is income 'earned' and therefore deductible? by Domenic D. Nicassio

January 19 - What will cause an automobile tort claim to flop? Case Comment: Nadarajah v. Aviva Canada by Domenic D. Nicassio

January 15 - Holiday Cheer: Work Hard, Play Hard - by Melissa Parravano 

January 9 - Insurer's Duty of Good Faith will not be expanded by Supreme Court - Case Comment: Usanovic v. Penncorp by Domenic Nicassio

January 3 - The Team: A Shout-Out to Support Staff - Student Blog by Jessica Margeit


December 21 - Court Orders up to $600,000 Advance Payment in Advance of Personal Injury Med-Mal Trial - by David Elmaleh and Danielle Ralph

December 20 - The Personal Injury Bar's Worst Fear: Not Enough Evidence to Put Question to a Jury - By David Elmaleh and Alexander Steffen

December 20 - Teenagers will be Teenagers: Did a Mother Give (Implied) Consent for Her Son to Possess and Operate Her Car? by David Elmaleh and Mark Borgo

December 19 - HPARB Rules on Kinesiologists and FAE Reports - Featured Case: C.M. & P.M. by Howard Borlack and Michelle Legault

December 18 - Show me the Money? Only if you can show me the hazard! - By Frank Delgiudice and Melissa Parravano


November 20 - A Chiropractic Malpractice Case: Featured Case: French v Stachejczuk by Alexander Steffen

November 17 - So You Got an OCI Job… Now What? Student blog by Michelle Legault

November 13 - Alcohol, Snowmobiling, Breaching a Probation Order and Insurance Coverage by David Elmaleh and Gabriela Caracas

November 10 - "Falling Back" to More Pedestrian and Cyclist Motor Vehicle Accidents by Michael Blinick and Michelle Legault

November 7 - Let the Games Begin: How Negotiation Competitions prepared me for my First Trial student blog by Emily Kostandoff

November 2 - The IPC clarifies when insurers may and may not collect Health Card numbers by Karen Bernofsky

November 2 - The Supreme Court of Canada keeps the onus on banks over innocent drawers for fraudulent bills of exchange by Karen Bernofsky


October 26 - Is This The End of Civil Jury Trials in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases? by Annette Uetrecht-Bain and Danielle Ralph

October 25 - Case Comment: Whether A Constructive Trust Should Be Imposed Because Of Unjust Enrichment by Hillel David

October 24 - Adieu to Bad Law School Habits Student Blog by Gabriela Caracas

October 24 - Navigating Through Challenging Mediations: Creating Value in the Midst of Obstacles by Van Krkachovski and Frank DelGiudice*

October 19 - Missed our Transportation Law Lunch & Learn Seminar? AN UBER UPDATE - Don't miss the handouts from our e-handouts page.

October 16 - The Future of Litigation and Autonomous Vehicles by Peter W. Vlaar

October 16 - Liability Exposure for Uber Drivers after a Fare is Dropped off By Jim Tomlinson, Shayan Kamalie, and Melissa Parravano

October 16 -  The Sharing Revolution – Accident Benefits Coverage For Uber Drivers & Passengers by Bogdan Miscevic

October 6 - David Elmaleh was quoted in this week’s Law Times, SCC may look at vicarious liability again


September 26 - Peter Vlaar was published in Canadian Underwriters Yellow Light, Green Light pg 22.

September 25 - New Blog - It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year... No, not the holidays! by Mark Borgo

September 21 - Congrats to Shene Harris on her win before the Landlord & Tenant Board. The ruling was covered in the news - Delays in fixing damage in rental unit not landlord's fault, board rules

September 20 - New AB article LAT Broadens the Definition of Accident as per SABS By Bogdan Miscevic and Jessica Margeit

September 20 - New Defamation Article Four Million Dollar Price Tag to Fix an Actress's Reputational Damage by David Elmaleh, Aryeh Samuel and Gabriela Caracas

September 18 - New Cannabis Legalization Article Marijuana Legalization: Ontario Weighs In by Michael Blinick

September 18 - New Tort Liability Article No Playing Around: Tort Liability and School Yard Injuries by Michael Blinick and Michelle Legault

September 14 - CLC Executive Golf pictures have been posted to albums page!  

September 3, 2017 - David Elmaleh was a guest speaker on the Global Radio / AM640 - and is available to download > The Dating & Relationship Show - Topic: Couple Disputes in Law


August 23 - First Articling Student Blog for 2017 - Articling: A Snapshot by Taskeen Abdul-Rawoof

August 10 - Tug-of-War Gone Wrong: Who is Liable when Participant's Arm is Amputated by David Elmaleh and Yousef Elsohemy

August 10 - Student Blog Summer Student in Motion (Court) by Jessica Murphy

August 10 - Auditor Held Liable in Negligence for Non-Clients' Losses - Case Comment: Lavender v. Miller Bernstein by Howard Borlack and Émilie-Anne Puckering

August 4 - One small step for summary judgements, one giant leap for efficiency by Howard Borlack and Karen Bernofsky

August 1 - Medical records: Personal Privacy in Conflict with the Rule of Law By Howard Borlack and Lee Chitty

August 1 - Legalizing Marijuana: Potential Impact on Social Hosts By Michael Blinick and Sean Valentine

August 1 - Court of Appeal Declines Remedies against Person Harassing Mayor, Township By David Elmaleh and Priya Chopra


July 26 - The Oppression Remedy: Greater Risk of Personal Liability for Directors and Officers by Irina Sfranciog and Andrew Valela

July 15 - Your Reservation has changed... Airbnb Regulation in Toronto and Insurance Coverage Issues by Matt Dugas

July 10 - Everything You Need to Know About Trial Insurance: Security Against Bad Outcomes at Trial For Sale! by Irina Sfranciog and Karolina R. Iron

July 10 - A Lawyer's Guide to Discoveries and Timing of IMEs By Annette Uetrecht-Bain and Priya Chopra

July 10 - Insurers Beware: Recent Developments in the Duty to Defend and Indemnify by Alan Drimer and Priya Chopra

July 10 - Making Use of Unusual Torts in Subrogation by Adam Grant and Lee Chitty

July 10 - Subrogation: Recommendations for Early Investigation by Adam Grant and Miranda Serravalle

July 10 - A summary of threshold decisions from 2016 and 2017: Which got through and which got bounced by Michael Kennedy and Lee Chitty

July 10 - Automobile Insurance Fraud: Prevalence, Prevention, and Response by David Elmaleh and Karolina R. Iron

July 10 - A Divided Court on Deductible and Prejudgment Interest in Motor Vehicle Accident Claims By Daniel Côté-Finch and Lee Chitty

July 5 - Student Blog - Can You Keep a Secret? by Émilie-Anne Puckering

July 5 - The Effect of "After The Event" Insurance on the Litigation Process by Howard Borlack


June 22 - Through the Looking Glass: The Reality of Working at a Litigation Law Firm by Jessica M.

June 22 - Take control of public space and liability may follow - Case Comment - MacKay v Starbucks' By Eric Turkienicz and Priya Chopra

June 22 - Proposed changes to Ontario's Construction Lien Act  by Eric Turkienicz

June 13 - Defamation in the Internet Age: The Law and Social Media by Sean Valentine

June 8 - What's in a Name? Upcoming Changes to the Definition of a Motor Vehicle: Road-Building Machines by David Olevson & Karolina R. Iron.

June 8 - Taxi Company Not Vicariously Liable When Employee Sexually Assaults Client by David Elmaleh and Émilie-Anne Puckering

June 7 - First Summer Student 2017 blog - Team Player by Yousef E.

June 7 - Recovery for Mental Injuries: Dispensing with the Requirement of Expert Evidence By Michael Blinick and Andrew  Valela


May 24 - The timing of mandatory mediations in Toronto has changed by Miranda Serravalle

May 16 - Retroactivity, Retrospectivity & Immediate Applicability: Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund (MVACF) and Barnes by Bogdan Miscevic

May 15 - Parting thoughts and final farewells from Toronto Students!

May 15 - The United Airlines debacle in the context of Canadian tort law

May 10 - New Sports, Recreation and Resort Liability Article: A crack in the armour? Waivers and the use of the Consumer Protection Act by James Tomlinson & Garett Harper.

May 9 - MB welcomes the following students for the summer of 2017: In Ottawa, Lee Chitty and Priya Chopra; and in Toronto, Jessica Murphy, Karolina Iron, Andrew Valela, Yousef Elsohemy and Émile-Anne Puckering.


April 28 - MB & CLC attend RIMS Conference in Philadelphia - enjoying a great night of camaraderie at Canada Night! See Pics

April 25 - New Student Blog - Ottawa Articling Students - Personalized :)

April 3 - New Mediation Article Mediating a Road Authority Claim on Behalf of a Municipality By Van Krkachovski 

April 1 - New Article Buyers and Agents Beware: BC Court Rules That Representative Is Responsible for Tax Owed by Buyer By Irina Sfranciog