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NEWS LAST UPDATED JULY 29, 2014

July 2014

July 29 - Hilly David, Gary Caplan and Mark Mason have 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 23 - Congratulations to John Ratkovic, who has graduated from Sheridan College with Honours and has joined our Law Clerk team.

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 and Jeff Doran who started this week as Associate Lawyers - see their profiles for full details.

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

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... http://clcnow.com/

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