Maia Bent's Archive

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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 […]

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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

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Social media posts not always part of litigation

Focus on Competing interests emerge over online information Photos and other information on a protected portion of an individual’s Facebook page invoke privacy interests and will not necessarily be produced to the defence in personal injury litigation, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled last month. A decision that is significant, because it suggests that permitting several […]

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Car Accident Case Testimonial – Meet Kasey

Kasey was on his way home from volunteering for a youth facility, when everything in life changed instantaneously. He was suddenly struck head-on by a drunk driver who crossed two lanes of traffic, leaving him pinned in his car. Kasey suffered numerous serious injuries, including a shattered wrist, a fractured pelvis and a dislocated leg. […]

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