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Bill 15 – New Auto Insurance Legislation

Bill 15, introduced in the Ontario Legislature on July 15, 2014, is a combination of two earlier bills which died with the spring election call. You can read Bill 15 in its entirely on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website. It is divided into 5 areas, being amendments to the Consumer Protection Act, the Highway […]

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Ministry of Finance Auto Review

The Ministry of Finance has engaged the accounting firm KPMG to provide annual reports to the government in 2014 and 2015 on a variety of issues relating to auto insurance, including the effect of the 2010 changes on the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, whether the recommendations made by the Anti-Fraud Task Force have achieved their objectives, the […]

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Bankruptcy relief for assault convict rejected

Personal injury lawyer, Andrew Murray, was interviewed for a Law Times article about the Court of Appeal overturning a lower court judgment that released a man, whose one-punch assault left his victim permanently brain damaged, from paying civil damages award. Read Law Times Article

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Time to look at the big picture

Jonathan Dew died in a Windsor jail in 2012 after a breakdown in monitoring his health, with information not recorded or shared among staff and his symptoms chalked up to drug withdrawal, an inquest concluded Friday. The lawyer representing Dew’s family, Andrew Murray, told the coroner’s jury Friday that more than an inquest-by-inquest approach was […]

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Windsor Jail inmate’s death was due to natural causes, inquest concludes

A coroner’s inquest has concluded that the death of a Windsor Jail inmate was the result of natural causes. Andrew Murray, lawyer for the Dew family, praised the jury’s recommendations, and said it sends the message that medical measures need to be bolstered at Windsor Jail and its replacement, the South West Detention Centre — […]

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Inmate who collapsed at Windsor Jail a victim of communication breakdown

Jonathan Dew, an inmate who collapsed at the Windsor Jail and later died in hospital, may have been the victim of a systemic communication breakdown, a coroner’s inquest was told Wednesday. Andrew Murray, the lawyer representing Dew’s family, asked Ryan why the fact Dews was experiencing severe diarrhea, to the point where he could no […]

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The London-area family of Jonathan Dew is anxious to get answers

Jonathan Dew was healthy enough to be riding a bicycle when he was picked up by police in September 2012. A few days days later, he was found in a jail cell, dehydrated and “a very, very sick man.” Starting Monday, Dew’s London-area family hopes to learn how and why the 26-year-old man fell so […]

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Settlement of Personal Injury Claims On Behalf of Persons Under a Disability

This paper reviews the past and current approach to the settlements of claims on behalf of minors and mentally incapable people. In particular, it considers the evidence required to allow the Court to determine if the proposed settlement is in the best interests of the claimant; and the reasonableness of solicitor fees for services. Settlement-of-personal-injury-claims-on-behalf-of-persons-under-a-disability

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Appeals in the Personal Injury Context

The practice of personal injury law, although part of civil litigation in general, has become a very specialized area of practice. Defendants are represented almost exclusively by lawyers whose practices are restricted to the defence of personal injury lawsuits. Increasingly, plaintiff lawyers dedicate their practices exclusively to plaintiff personal injury litigation. The specialization of the […]

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A summary of proposed changes to the definition of Catastrophic Impairment

Anyone injured in an auto accident is entitled to claim accident benefits to help pay for expensive therapies, rehab, personal care, and related treatments. The ability to advance a claim depends entirely on the severity of the injury. Right now there are three levels of coverage – minor injury, serious injury, and catastrophic injury. Future […]

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