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February 17 - New Article - Keeping the Mould Away: Application of Mould-Based Policy Exclusions By Matthew Dugas
February 11 - This month's student blog is a Half-time Status Check by Karen Bernofsky
February 10 - New Transportation Law Article - Autonomous vs Semi-Autonomous Vehicles: The Liability Distinction By Eric Boate and Cassandra Khatchikian
February 10 - New Tort Article - Do Parents Know Best? An Update on the Enforceability of Waivers Executed on Behalf of Infants By Peter Vlaar, David Olevson, and Sabrina Lucibello
February 8 - Sports Seminar Whitepaper 1 - Inherent Risks in Hockey: Recent Developments in the Law By Jim Tomlinson and Mahdi Hussein
February 8 - Sports Seminar Whitepaper 2 - Fans Beware: The Risks of Watching Your Favourite Athletes By Jim Tomlinson, Garett Harper, and Victoria Mitrova
February 8 - Sports Seminar Whitepaper 3 - Combatting Exposure: Utilization of Waivers by Ski Hill and Resort Operators - A Defence Perspective By Jim Tomlinson, David Olevson, Shayan Kamalie & Victoria Mitrova
January 30 - New transportation law article Driving Outside of the Lines: Regulatory System v. Autonomous Vehicles By Peter Vlaar and Mahdi Hussein
January 20 - New corporate law article The Corporate Veil won't cover Personal Misrepresentations By Marie-Pier Couturier, and Irina Sfranciog, and Victoria Mitrova
January 20 - New officers and directors' liability article Deference to Reasonable Decision made by Condo Boards By Marie-Pier Couturier, and Irina Sfranciog, and Mahdi Hussein
January 19 - See Christmas in January pics - client event hosted by MB and CLC
January 17 - Student Blog - Where do you rank mentorship in law firm selection? by Rachael Segal.
January 13 - New Transportation Article Legalizing Marijuana: Drugged driving and how insurers can manage risk by Michael Blinick and Aryeh Samuel.
January 10 - Congrats to MB for making the Top Ten Insurance Defence Boutique List on Canadian Lawyer.
January 9 - Bogdan Miscevic's Article: Important decision on when catastrophic accident benefits become overdue - was picked up by OIAA - WTG! https://lnkd.in/eP4ZHzD
December 14 - article Legalizing Marijuana: Product Liability for Producers, Distributors, and Dispensers By Michael Blinick and Josh Sugar
December 13 - article Mould Growth Personal Injury Claims Spreading by Matthew Dugas
December 12 - Featured Case Study: Raho Mohamud v. Old Republic Insurance Company by Garett Harper
December 7 - Back to Basics on Betterment: A Primer on Recent Judicial Decisions Pertaining to the Issue of Betterment by Sean Valentine
December 6 - Let's Settle This! - New Student Blog by David Perron
December 2 - Featured Case: Aranas v. Kolodzieg - The buck stops here: A rare summary judgment win for the defence - written by Marla Rosenblatt-Worth
November 30 - Self-Driving Cars: Taking the Wheel out of your Hands By Eric W.D. Boate & Cassandra Khatchikian
November 28 - Legalizing Marijuana: Are Dispensaries and Vapour Lounges the new Tavern? by Michael Blinick
November 28 - All 7 Parts are posted in the First Party Claims - First Presented at the CBA-OBA Professional Development Program: Fast Out of the Gate: An Insurance Law Primer - By Patricia A. Lawson, Samaneh Frounchi, Mercédes Marin,
Marisa Gilmore, and Cassandra Khatchikan
November 24 - Case Study for Mock Pre-Trial posted, along with the Fact Scenario & Pre-Trial Memos - See Handouts page
November 14 - Pre-Trial Conferences: Down to the Wire - Student Blog by Victoria Mitrova
November 11 - Lawyers Weekly quotes Anthony Gatensby in the article - Nova Scotia to revise flawed cyberbullying law
November 7 - Law Times News Release "Judge has strong words for jury trials in civil cases" - Frank DelGiudice's winning case is featured!
November 6 - AB Article - Important decision on when catastrophic accident benefits become overdue by Bogdan Miscevic
November 6 - AB Article - How serious must a serious impairment be? - Case Study By Domenic D. Nicassio
November 3 - Article - The Canadian Inter-Company Arbitration Agreement: How does it work? by Peter Yaniszewski
October 25 - News Alert - Former Nursing Home Employee Charged with 8 Counts of First Degree Murder by Sean Valentine and Michael Blinick
October 25 - Reflecting: An Articling Must - student blog by Cassandra K.
October 20 - Transportation Law Article - Ontario Is Making Roads Safer One Winter Tire At A Time By Eric Boate & Cassandra Khatchikian
October 12 - Article - Torts that Flow from a Wrongful Dismissal Claim: Part 5 of 6 - By Sabrina Lucibello and Marla Rosenblatt-Worth
October 11 - Article - Causation, Causation, Causation — Is What's Old New Again or Are Times A "Changing" by Catherine Korte and Bogdan Miscevic
October 7 - Transportation Article - 2 parts - How Much is this going to cost me - Local Decisions on Costs - Case Study No. 1 Corbett v. Odorico and Case Study No. 2: Carroll v. McEwen by Megan Murphy
October 7 - Subrogation Article - Subrogation and Assessment of Claims by Adam Grant
October 7 - Employment Law Article - Termination / Dismissal Part 3 of 6 by Sabrina Lucibello and Marla Rosenblatt-Worth
October 6 - Construction Law Article - The Supreme Court Rules on Faulty Workmanship Exclusions and Interpreting Standard Form Contracts by Eitan Kadouri
October 5 - Employment Law Article - Employee & Employer Obligations - Part 2 of 6 - by Sabrina Lucibello and Marla Rosenblatt-Worth
October 5 - D&O Article - Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers by Marie-Pier Couturier, Shayan Kamalie, and Mahdi Hussein
October 5 - Subrogation Article - Spoliation 101 - by Irina Sfranciog
October 4 - New Location Announcement - As part of our ongoing commitment to provide extended services throughout the Province, our new Barrie office provides complete Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Risk Management services. read full announcement
October 3 - D&O Article - Primer on Director and Officer Liability Insurance by Adam Grant, Mahdi Hussein and Shayan Kamalie
October 3 - Employment Article - Employment Law: Terminology by Sabrina Lucibello and Marla Rosenblatt-Worth
October 3 - Subrogation Article - Mitigation: Loss Control & Failure to Prevent by Marie-Pier Couturier
September 30 - Article - Caring for the Elderly and the Duty to Supervise by Sean Valentine and Michael Blinick
September 30 - Student Blog - Life Outside the Office - by Shayan Kamalie
September 28 - Article - The "Lullaby Standard of Care" for Tavern Owners - Case Study: Linton v. Tholos Restaurant et al by Robert Smith
September 23 - Article - No Nonsense LAT - MB at the forefront! by Bogdan Miscevic
September 23 - Article - Strategies for Managing Claims related to Subjective Illnesses or Injuries in a Mediation by Van Krkachovski & Shayan Kamalie
September 19 - Check out the CLC Golf Pics from September 9 - 4th Annual Golf Day.
September 15 - New Article - The Mechanics of the Duty to Defend by Garett Harper & Aryeh Samuel
September 13 - Article - PIPEDA and the Internal Complaints Process of Insurers and Banks by Anthony Gatensby
September 9 - Student Blog - Preparing for the Fastest 17 Minutes of your Life - OCI Interviews by Mahdi Hussein
August 23 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Transportation Law article - Mandatory Training for Commercial Truckers a Welcome Change by Peter Vlaar
June 29 - 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 - Featured Case: Zuk v Atkinson Answer Undertakings in a Timely Fashion or Your Case May be Dismissed by Frank DelGiudice & Mark Borgo
June 28 - Summer Student Blog Trust the Process by Emily Kostandoff
June 20 - Summer Student Blog Mathematics in Litigation by Gabriela Caracas
June 15 - Article When to say Enough? Marfo v. Ahmed: A restatement of the law regarding defence medical examinations - by Katie McBride
June 14 - 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 - Student Blog, Make the most of it by Shene Harris
May 3 - Student Blog, When possible, just pick up the phone by Alex Robineau
May 2 - Article: Public Sharing of Private and Personal Information and Videos: Cyberbullying and the Implications for Insurers by Michael Blinick and Leona Kung
April 23 - 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 - AB Case Study Is there a 10 day time period on EUOs? Case Comment: Choeun ats Allstate by Domenic Nicassio
March 28 - AB Case Study The Importance of Clear, Unequivocal Refusals - Falcon and State Farm - by Domenic Nicassio
March 18 - 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 - AB Article: Will the Cap on Attendant Care Benefits Have Retroactive Effect? Superior Court Says 'No' by Domenic Nicassio
March 9 - 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