Maia Bent's Archive

Do You Need to Call a Lawyer?

The moments, minutes, and days following an accident can be overwhelming. Deciding whether to call a lawyer can be an added source of stress but Maia Bent is here to set your mind at ease....Read More

Reasonable Foreseeability in Social Host Liability

The Court of Appeal for Ontario’s recent decision in Jonas v Elliot[i] reminds me of Johnny Nash’s classic song, “I Can See Clearly Now.” As Johnny Nash sang, “I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way,” he celebrated his certainty that he could foresee all obstacles […]...Read More

Defendant granted access to Facebook pictures

‘You need to be aware it’s out there’. It seems to me that the zone of privacy is getting smaller. In a recent string of judgments, injured plaintiffs have been ordered to turn over material despite the fact it was posted to social media behind privacy walls. In a recent Law Times article I discuss the trend […]...Read More

Webinar: Structure and Execute Effective Examinations

On June 12, 2018 join me along with Duncan Embury, Neinstein LLP  and moderator Daniela Pacheco (WTLC Section Chair), Neinstein LLP for an OTLA webinar entitled “Structure and Execute Effective Examinations“. For more information and how to register visit the website....Read More

Meet Isaac

Dear Maia, Cindy, and Arianne, I wanted to write you to thank you for all you’ve done for me. You never expect to need a lawyer. I certainly didn’t, and I didn’t want one. I thought “why make it bigger? Cost won’t be worth it… etc. But I needed to be the best advocate for […]...Read More

Recent rulings provide guidance for CAT cases under new LAT rules

Although no cases have been decided under the new definition of catastrophic impairment (CAT) at the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT), a number of matters recently adjudicated under the old definition do provide some guidance in a number of areas, read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com....Read More

Couple alleges they were wrongly targeted by police in son’s death

After their toddler suffered a blow to the head and died in their arms, the devastated parents turned to the police for help. Read full article on LFPress.com...Read More

Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit 2018

On March 27, 2018 Maia Bent will be co-presenting a session on “Medical Reports: Ghostwriting, Bias & Duelling Assessments – Sourcing Reliable Expert Evidence”. For more information, program details and to register visit the Medical Vehicle Litigation Summit 2018 webpage on Law Society of Ontario....Read More

CAT Developments at the LAT

The new definitions for catastrophic impairment came into force for motor vehicle accidents that occurred on or after June 1, 2016. Currently, no cases under the new definition have been decided at the Licencing Appeals Tribunal (“LAT”). However, a review of the catastrophic impairment cases that have been decided since the commencement of the LAT […]...Read More

Privacy interests of plaintiffs on social media ‘still not settled law’

As a recent ruling suggests, allowing several ‘friends’ to access the private section of a Facebook account does not always mean a plaintiff is giving up privacy rights to that information… Read more on the AdvocateDaily.com...Read More

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