BEWARE OF BILL 118: Proposed limits to the Occupiers’ Liability Act Those injured in accidents are often faced with significant statutory and policy hurdles, which must be overcome to recover compensation.  It appears that further limits on the rights of injured Ontarians is rearing its head.  This time it’s  Bill 118, which is a private…

Changes to the Simplified Procedure   On January 1, 2020  there will be changes to Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure and s. 108 of the Courts of Justice Act.  I believe that the coming changes will lead to improved administration of justice, reduce the use of judicial resources in civil matters and…

Don’t worry. A jury will believe me. As a personal injury lawyer in the City of Toronto, I have heard injured people say this to me over the years. The most adamant about the merits of their claim are those who have usually suffered soft-tissue injuries. As I have written in a previous article on…

  While jury trials in civil cases seem to exist in Ontario solely to keep damages awards low in the interest of insurance companies, rather than to facilitate injured parties being judged by their peers, the fact is that the jury system is still the law of the land. – Justice F.L. Myers Ontario Superior…