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Stay Off That Smart Phone

Over 35 years of practice I have come across motor vehicle accidents that have resulted from a wide variety of causes. Earlier in my career impaired driving was unfortunately too often a component of the cases I handled. Now distracted driving is often the cause. Statistics bear out my experience. Deaths from collisions caused by […]

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T’was The Season of Ice, Falls and Injuries

Recently an orthopaedic surgeon told me that he and his colleagues treated over 150 ankle fractures in two months. He had never seen so many injuries from slip and fall accidents. A very icy winter was to blame. My colleague, Andrew Murray, discussed the legal obligations to clear snow and ice off private property in […]

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27th Annual Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament

On Friday, June 1st, 2018, Lerners LLP participated in the 27th Annual Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament. The event was held at the Legacy Ridge Golf Club. It was a perfect day that raised much needed money for healthcare in the Owen Sound Region. Lerners was a hole-in-one sponsor and I was honoured […]

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Musings of a Lawyer Involved in Disability Claims for Many Years

Disability insurance is provided to give one peace of mind. Sick or injured, bills will be paid because there will be disability benefits to carry the load. No worries, the doctor just completes a form and the benefit cheque will be in the mail. If only it were that simple. Disability insurance is a contract. […]

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