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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

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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.” […]

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“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 […]

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Meet Kim

“It is difficult to put into words and accurately express my gratitude to you and your support staff. All my uncertainties and questions were met with a calm, personable and professional assurance that all would be looked after. Your overall attention to my inquiries and complaints made the process a very tolerable one. I was […]

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Lawsuit Filed Against London Nursing Home in Alleged Choking Death

The family of a 77-year-old woman who allegedly choked to death at a London, Ont. nursing home has filed a $4.4 million lawsuit alleging negligence and breach of duty by the facility, says their lawyer Maia Bent. The claim further alleges the death of Marjorie Dolores Woolner at Mount Hope Centre of Long-Term Care was […]

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Change in court rules could boost claims

LawPRO has made civil litigation its immediate priority as it seeks to avoid a flood of new claims when new automatic dismissal rules kick in at the beginning of 2017. Changes to Rule 48 of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure enacted in 2015 mean that any claim commenced before January 2012 that has not […]

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New auto insurance dispute resolution process debuts

On April 1, all disputes regarding accident benefits began wending their way to the Licensing Appeals Tribunal. There is considerable anxiety over how the new system will work. It promises a speedy resolution of disputes, but it remains to be seen if it can deliver on its goal to resolve matters in a six-month time […]

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Maia Bent leads OTLA Roundtable

On May 5th OTLA President Maia Bent will lead her local colleagues for an informal roundtable discussion. She will be answering questions and commenting on issues (e.g. LAT changes). This is a great opportunity to share challenges, war stories and best practices with other OTLA members. This event is open to all lawyer members.

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Maia Bent participates in Women’s Caucus Roundtable

Maia Bent has been asked to participate in an informal roundtable discussion with other female lawyers regarding trial preparation, advocacy, and civility issues. The discussion will take place on May 2nd from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

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Maia Bent and Jacob Aitcheson discuss the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s new rules

Maia Bent and Jacob Aitcheson discuss the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s new rules Maia Bent and Jacob Aitcheson explore the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s new rules practices and procedures in the manner that they apply to the Auto Accident Benefits Service system at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association program LAT: The Knowns & Unknowns being held April […]

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