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Medical Malpractice: to complain or to sue?

Written by Rozmin Mediratta

For the sake of (relative) simplicity, this blog post will focus on doctors. Similar questions arise, however, in the context of other regulated health professionals in Ontario, of which there are 26 under the Regulated Health Professions Act ("RHPA").

While both regulatory complaints and civil suits can result from the same event, the processes and outcomes involved in each are distinct, including everything from the names of the parties (plaintiff/defendant in civil suits versus complainant/respondent in regulatory complaints) to the remedies available.

Ontario Dog Bite Law: An Overview

Any person bitten, attacked or otherwise injured by a dog in Ontario is entitled to seek compensation. This article briefly addresses the legal rights and remedies available to victims of dog bites and attacks. 

Powers of Attorney - Save Your Loved Ones the Headaches and Heartaches.

In an article for Morningstar, KRMC wills and trusts lawyer Raquel Kaplan Goldberg spoke to journalist Gail Beebee about the importance of planning for incapacity. Goldberg reviewed ways to proactively select future substitute decision makers of one's choosing - including by granting powers of attorney for property and personal care, and setting up alter ego trusts - and explained that a failure to do so could result in third parties making that choice instead, usually with increased costs and reduced flexibility and privacy. 

The complete article can be found here. 

Three Important Changes to the Repair and Storage Liens Act as of July 1, 2016

Written by:  Adam Nathanson

Recently, I provided our clients with a bulletin regarding changes coming into force on July 1, 2016 to Ontario's Repair and Storage Liens Act ("RSLA"). Within the bulletin, I highlighted three important changes as it relates to vehicle financiers. I will post a shortened version of this bulletin as a blog post, and this update can be seen as an elaboration on my recent interview on this subject with the Law Times newspaper http://www.lawtimesnews.com/201606205481/headline-news/amendments-to-repair-and-storage-lien-act-under-fire.

Occupiers Liability: Bicycle Accidents on Municipal Highways/Bike Paths

A municipality has a statutory duty to maintain highways. A highway includes the entire municipal road allowance, which in most cases will include municipal sidewalks and bike paths. Section 44 of the Municipal Act outlines the duty of care owed by a municipality: