Maia Bent's Archive

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 […]...Read More

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. […]...Read More

Accident Benefits 2017: What’s New, What’s Important?

On February 24th Maia Bent will lead a session on “The Most Important AB Cases of the Past Year” at the Accidents Benefits 2017: What’s New, What’s Important course. For more information, program details and to register visit Osgoode Professional Development website....Read More

Doctor who wrote ‘misleading’ insurance report under investigation

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is investigating a doctor a judge says wrote a “misleading” report about a woman injured in a car accident. Read the full Toronto Star Article...Read More

Toronto doctor can’t sue over warning he altered medical reports for insurance companies to thwart claims

A judge dismissed Dr. Howard Platnick’s libel suit earlier this week, ruling an email sent in Nov. 2014 warning other lawyers about Dr. Howard Platnick’s conduct as a medical expert for insurance companies was “fair and reasonable.” Read the full Toronto Star article....Read More

Lights, Camera, Action

Lerners proudly has roots in the Forest City Film Festival The Ontario film industry spotlight was on London, Ontario this past weekend, as the city welcomed hundreds of attendees to the first annual Forest City Film Festival. A small group of individuals, including my own husband, Michael McKinlay, worked tirelessly to bring London its very […]...Read More

Meet Allen

“As a member of the hospitality industry I am in the midst daily of trying to preach to my staff and live the importance of customer service. Since the first day that I started to work with you and your team as the executor of K’s estate, and even before that when K, while still […]...Read More

Amid choking deaths at three long-term care homes, including one in London, critics say Ontario’s move will be trouble

Ontario has cut back inspections on dining practices at long-term care facilities despite at least three lawsuits alleging negligence caused residents to choke to death, London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent tells the London Free Press. London Free Press article...Read More

Meet Michael

“We cannot put into words the respect and admiration we have for you. Thank God you came into our lives. It has been hard for us, but you and your staff were there for us all the way. We put our trust in you and you didn’t disappoint us and for that we thank you.” […]...Read More

“I feel lucky to have chosen you as my lawyer”

“Thank you so much for your effort, time and skills you contributed on my case. We are very happy with the result of the settlement. We can imagine how hard this case was. We can also imagine how much effort you have put into the case. We appreciate the smooth communications between us. I feel […]...Read More

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