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WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM INJURED ON A BUS?

Prepared by Paul Lalonde, Articling Student Public transportation in Ottawa is a popular choice for many downtown commuters and students alike. Although public transportation is generally a very safe option …

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A Brief Review of Social Host Liability in Canada

Prepared by Ally Czarnowski, Articling Student With the holidays drawing near, many social calendars are filling up with work parties, friendly get-togethers, and lavish family dinners.  Undoubtedly, much time and …

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The Steps in a Civil Litigation Action

Prepared by Alexandra Ormond, Articling Student Pleadings Pleadings consist of a statement of claim, statement of defence and reply. The plaintiff prepares a statement of claim, which must contain a …

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Joint and Several Liability: What does being 1% liable mean?

Prepared by Alexandra Ormond, Articling Student The 1% rule compels a defendant who may only be 1% at fault to pay the plaintiff’s entire judgment. The “1% rule” comes from …

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What is a “Rule 49” Offer to Settle?

Prepared by Alexandra Ormond, Articling Student The majority of legal cases settle before trial, and recent statistics show the number of settled cases to be as high as 95% in …

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The MVACF: What to do when no one has insurance?

When you buy an automobile insurance policy in Ontario, coverage for damages caused by uninsured or unidentified drivers is mandatory and is built into your policy. In the case of …

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