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Every lawyer at our Firm defends jury and non-jury tort claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents. Our lawyers include experienced trial counsel who are routinely retained to defend insureds, including claims over policy limits.
Our Firm also defends insurers in underinsured, uninsured, unidentified, Family Protection and Statutory Third Party contexts.
Our lawyers are experienced in defending negligence actions and property damage claims arising out of slip and falls, dog bites, fires, water, and defective product and maintenance.
Valid discourse on jury trials concerns judicial economy and their purpose. Length of jury trials is related to evidence that is not probative. Jury trials tell us what Canadians think. Disagreement about the result is not a valid criticism of a jury and does not mean their decision is wrong. Please click here to read “The jury trial: our fellow citizens as our partners in the administration of justice” authored by Todd J. McCarthy and J.-C. Rioux.
Advocacy encompasses a broad range of processes to support a cause. There are opportunities in the area of benefits and negligence law to advocate in formal adjudication settings. This includes administrative tribunals and summary judgment motions. Waiting for a decision and understanding the decision are important to your professional development. Please click here to read “Advocacy Through Adjudication” authored by Frank A. Benedetto and J.-C. Rioux.
- The “But For” test for causation in SABS Cases : Sabadash v State Farm 2019 Divisional Court
- Costs further to a Jury Verdict of no liability in Occupier’s Liability Trial: Brown v Electri-City Amusements Limited, 2017 ONSC 4006
- Three Impacts but One Accident: Kwok v. Abecassis 2017 ONSC
- Summary Judgment in MIG cases: Paramandham v. Holmes 2015 ONSC ; Calliste v. State Farm 2016 ONSC
- Summary Judgment in Social Host context : Sabourin v. McKeddie 2016 ONSC
- Equitable Relief: Bannister v. McGraw 2016 ONSC
- Deductibility of collateral benefits and the issue of costs following a trial: Rochon v. Macdonald, SCJ, 2014
- An insurer’s right to indemnity under a policy breach: Economical v. Montgomery, SCJ, 2013
- Coverage: Bawden v. Wawanesa, CA, 2013
- Plaintiff mistrials based on opening address: Hoang v. Vicentini, 2012 ONSC 1068
- The right to trial by jury in the Charter context: Legroulx v. Pitre, leave to appeal to the SCC refused April 15, 2010
- The definitive Limitations Act ruling: Joseph v. Paramount Canada’s Wonderland, CA, 2008
- The interplay between deductibility of collateral benefits and a Rule 49 offer: Moore v. Cote, SCJ, 2008
- Evidentiary ruling on experts: Igbokwe v. Price, SCJ, 2003