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May 20 - Say hello to our newest law clerk, Elizabeth Couto, located in our Kitchener office. Read her full bio.

May 10 - The Lawyer's Daily picked up Eric Turkienicz and Paul Jacoby's article (updated title) Dispensing with dispensaries: Pot shops on every corner

May 3 - BC Court Decides CERB Payments Should Count Against Damages for Wrongful Dismissal by Martin Smith and Tess Doane

April 28 - Minimum Maintenance Standards and Municipal Sidewalks - Case Study: Cromarty v. Waterloo (City) by Van Krkachovski & Conner Sipa of McCague Borlack LLP

April 25 - Passing the Buck: Payment of Productions in Personal Injury Litigation - Case Comment: Endale v. Parker by Garett Harper and Conner Sipa 

April 25 - Say Hello to our newest lawyer, Matthew Chomyn, working out of the Toronto and Ottawa offices - read his bio.

April 22 - Family Law on Monday, Privacy Law on Tuesday, and Transportation Law on Wednesday... student blog by Paul Jacoby

April 18 - Not-for-profits ~ BEWARE: Federal privacy laws can apply to not-for-profit corporations by Theresa Hartley and Paul Jacoby

April 12 - Say hello to MB's newest lawyer, Andrew Rodrigues, working out of the Toronto and Barrie offices - read his bio.

April 11 - Bringing a Motion for the First Time: Step-by-Step - new student blog by Kritika Seth

April 1 - Financial Planner and Advisor Titles: A New Framework is Announced by Howard Borlack and Kritika Seth

April 1 - 'Unparalleled Production' and Lessons for U.S. Litigants Seeking to Compel Discovery of Third-Parties in Ontario - Case Study: Activa TV Inc. v Matvil Corp by Howard Borlack and Conner Sipa 

March 28 - Articling in 270 rows - newest student blog by Conner Sipa

March 24 - The Difficulties of Relying on the Minimum Maintenance Standards - Case Study: Lloyd v Bush By Van Krkachovski and Tess Doane

March 21 - Welcome to Tonia Jiao, our newest lawyer in Toronto. Read her bio.

March 15 - Welcome to our newest Law Clerk, Vineeta Mishra in Toronto. Read her bio.

March 14 - New student blog Here's a peek into one Articling Student’s work by Ashna Gakhar

March 2 - Congrats to our partners, Howard Borlack and Van Krkachovski, who have been recognized once again in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in 2022 for their work in the practice areas of (HB) Construction and Infrastructure Law, and (VK) Personal Injury and Commercial Insurance.

February 11 - Striking a Jury Notice – Not so fast! by Eric Boate of McCague Borlack LLP

February 7 - No Escape from a Policy Breach Even Years Later Case Study: Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance By Jessica Grant and Ashna Gakhar 

February 3 - Improperly sued? Can you recover costs if the action is dismissed? Rule 23.05By Alan Drimer

February 1 - UPDATED VERSION - What are separated parents' rights when one of them refuses to vaccinate their child against COVID-19? By Dennis Molnar and Paul Jacoby

January 24 - We are excited to announce the following lawyers were invited to join the firm partnership - Lisanne McCullough, Alex Robineau, and Douglas Treilhard. Congratulations!

In January 2022, McCague Borlack LLP announced an exciting new relationship with TINTI LLP in Muskoka. Our specialized litigation lawyers will be sharing office space with TINTI LLP, assisting their real estate and business clients with their litigation needs, and providing services to the greater Muskoka community in such other areas as Employment Law, Construction Law, Human Rights, COVID policies/mandates, contractual disputes, and other general litigation matters.

January 7 - Student blog - Look for a Firm That Includes Students in Decision Making by Sandra White

January 2 - MB is hiring for Toronto, Ottawa, and Barrie. See the Lawyer Careers page for details on years of experience per location. Looking to move back to your home or university town? MB will cover moving expenses where applicable.

December 7 - Admissibility of SPECT Scans as Evidence - Case Study: Meade v. Hussein, 2021 ONSC 7850 By Alan Drimer

November 15 - Articling: Expectation vs. Reality by Tess Doane

November 10 - What are "separated parents' rights" when one of them refuses to vaccinate their child against COVID-19? By Dennis Molnar and Paul Jacoby

November 9 - HBC Trademark Troubles: A review of the Zellers trademark dispute between HBC and a Quebec retail family by Mila Falkenstein and Adam Ostermeier

November 9 - Announcing our 2022 Summer Students! Alan Meka (Windsor), Arjun Raju (Osgoode), Chanpreet Shokar (Osgoode), Madeleine Cleland (Queens),  Naomi Santesteban (Osgoode)

November 2 - IBC surveyed insurance companies to find out which lawyers and law firms are setting the standard in the Canadian market. McCague Borlack and Howard Borlack individually made the 5-Star list!  

October 26 - Revisiting Governmental Immunity in Negligence Claims - Case Study: Nelson (City of) v. Marchi by Alan Drimer

October 25 - The Big Jump: The voyage from law student to lawyer - student blog by Sandra White 

October 18 - Say hello to MB's newest Toronto lawyer, Jana Smith

October 15 - CLC appoints Sanja Kraljevic as Executive Director. Read her goals and visions. Sanja is counsel at CLC's BC affiliate firm, where she will continue to practice part-time - read Sanja's full profile on the WT site.

Oct 4 - How does articling compare to law school?  A student blog by Paul Jacoby

Sept 28 - Amending to Add Family Law Act Claims: Not So Fast! By Eric Boate

Sept 27 - New Student blog - Articling is no joke by Kritika Seth

Sept 20 - Get updated profile info on our latest student to 2021 associate hire - Adam Ostermeier

Sept 20 - The Pendulum Swings towards Employer-Driven Mandatory Vaccination Policies By Martin Smith and Paul Jacoby

Sept 15 - In honour of the affected families and communities, the firm has chosen to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by closing McCague Borlack’s five offices on September 30th.

Sept 15 - With our new lawyer, Mila Falkenstein, comes a new practice area "Trademark Law".  Read up on it and Mila's bio to get the big picture of what this area covers.

Sept 7 - Get to know the newest lawyer - Nancy Sadek

Sept 10 - Virtual Social Events - Student blog by Conner Sipa

Aug 27 - So what have the first few weeks of articling been like? - Student blog by Ashna Gakhar

Aug 5 - Summer Student End of Term - Lessons Learned by Anita Zamani

Aug 3 - A Day (or Six) of Discoveries - student blog by Alexandria Bonney

July 20 - Be a Sponge Part 2: What I Learned from my Summer Student Experience by Dominique Mesina

July 15 - You got hacked: Limits on liability - A Case Study of Owsianik v. Equifax Canada Co, and Intrusion of Seclusion by Howard Borlack and Anita Zamani

July 13 - Why I’m scared of the Outlook Chime: Law Student vs. Summer Student - student blog by Winona Fitch

July 8 - Enforceability of Waivers: An Update - Case Study: Arksey v. Sky Zone by Alan Drimer

July 6 - Punitive Damages v Employee Contributory Negligence - Case Comment: Eynon v. Simplicity Air by Howard Borlack & Dominique Mesina 

July 6 - Getting through the nerves of the OCI process by Anita Zamani

July 2 - This month's featured lawyer is Arthur Rozumek

July 2 - Motions in Motion: The Journey from First Assignment to Final Product -  by Alexandria Bonney

July 2 - Welcome to Victoria Locs, the firm's newest associate in the Ottawa office - read her full bio.

June 23 - Open Court Principle Prevails - Case Study: Sherman Estate v Donovan by Howard Borlack and Winona Fitch

June 17 - Arbitrations and Receiverships: Do they need to be legally distant? - Case Study: Petrowest Corporation v. Peace River Hydro Partner by Howard Borlack and Anita Zamani 

June 16 - Unrealistic Coverage: Insurer tripped up by loose policy language - Case Study: Surespan Structures Ltd. v Lloyds Underwriters by Hillel David and Howard Borlack

June 16 - The perils of failing to close a purchase and sale agreement - Case Study: Joo v. Tran by Howard Borlack and Alexandria Bonney

June 9 - Student blog - I wish I had paid more attention to Civ Pro (and other thoughts) by Winona Fitch