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Managing a pandemic: Does a nation’s constitution make a difference?

The entire world is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, with varying approaches adopted by different nations. As a novel coronavirus, which by definition the world has never seen before, the result is that there are multiple experiments playing out in real time during the global pandemic in terms of how a nation should best handle […]

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Personal Injury Settlements in the age of COVID-19

I’m going to say something that might come as a surprise – I’ve been impressed by the professional approach and willingness to negotiate in good faith that has been displayed by many insurance companies, their adjusters, and their counsel, over the last three months!  There, I’ve said it!  Credit where credit is due. Based solely […]

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Litigation in the Age of COVID-19: A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective

The physical distancing measures put into place by the Ontario government have had a dramatic impact across all facets of society. The legal profession has not been exempt from this impact. Many would be surprised to learn that legal services at Lerners continue, even in the face of closed offices, the cancellation of in-person meetings, […]

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The Pressure on Our Judicial System Creates Problems for Civil Trials

In the last five years, I have had three separate trials which could not proceed as scheduled because there was no judge available to conduct the trial. This has happened to me on cases scheduled for trial in both London and Toronto. I have also heard of similar problems in many other jurisdictions across Ontario. […]

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Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Appreciation

Since my teens I have been a culturally curious and inquisitive person.  It began with an appreciation of world or ethnic music.  It continued when I was so very fortunate to be selected as a Rotary exchange student for a 10 month stay in Brisbane, Australia.   During my time away as an exchange student, I […]

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Can I Sue For Damages When Hurt On The Job?: The Implications of WSIB Legislation

Nothing seems more confusing to the public – and even lawyers who practice in areas outside of personal injury law – than the implications of WSIB on the right to sue for damages when an injury has arisen in the course of employment.  This brief blog provides a very brief answer to this question and […]

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What is the Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Fund?

This blog discusses what happens when someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident, and no one has automobile insurance.  It should be read in conjunction with Is It Important to Have Car Insurance?, which discusses the importance for all motorists to buy car insurance. As wise as it is for every motorist to purchase […]

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Client Testimonial – Meet Stephen P.

Hi Andrew, I just want to say “thank you” from the bottom of my heart for being with me on this seven year journey of “redemption”. Thank you for believing in me and taking me on as a client when I did not expect much of anything at all. I cannot tell you how much […]

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Lawyers Leadership Challenge

The United Way helps to fund supports in communities across Canada in a wide range of areas which includes child and youth programs, poverty reduction strategies, mental health supports, and return to employment initiatives.  That is why Lerners is proud to participate in the friendly “Lawyers Leadership Challenge” against a number of other local law […]

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Random Musings From My Two Week Jury Trial In Thunder Bay

I am back to my office in London after spending two weeks in Thunder Bay where I conducted a jury trial. This blog doesn’t talk about the case, but rather some of my thoughts and observations gained during my time away from home in another part of the province. Weather Our weather in southern Ontario […]

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