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Alfred Kwinter attends the 36th Annual Great Valentine Gala on February 8th at the Royal York Hotel. Tamara Gordon is recognized with the Honourable David C. Onley Award.
Dealing with a major fire loss or property claim? Read Alf Kwinters list of Top 10 Did You Know tips for policyholiders.
Insurance is truly a unique product. What else do we willingly pay for in hopes that we will never have to use it? This is particularly the case with home insurance. We gladly pay the annual premiums knowing that in the case of a fire loss we are protected. All too often, however, this is not the case. A person can pay premiums for years only to find out that once he or she has a fire loss, the insurance company is no longer his/her friend. Dealing with a major [...]
Toronto, Ontario – Alf Kwinter has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Alf became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of 850 persons during the Induction Ceremony at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the College in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting had a total attendance of 1,020. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the [...]
In a rare decision, an Ontario judge declined to award costs to an insurance company after dismissing a claim against it. In Soczek v. Allstate, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada successfully argued that damage to a plaintiff’s house after her husband burned it down in an attempt to kill her did not fall under her insurance policy because of an exclusion clause. In his decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Morgan dismissed the plaintiff’s claim, but he slammed Allstate, saying its “corporate conduct is less than admirable.” Morgan refused to [...]
Alf Kwinter was interviewed by Global News Toronto on August 15, 2016. The interview aired live at 5:30 PM. As an expert in property loss claims, Alf responded to important questions regarding homeowner insurance claims, what to do after your home has suffered damage, and the implications for Ontario policy holders if their claims are denied. Click here to see the interview and to read the article.
Imagine if you will, two people being attacked by two different dogs in a city park. Both of these people have suffered severe injuries requiring extensive surgery. Both will be left with permanent scars. Both have incurred significant expenses and loss of earnings. One of these people will receive substantial monetary compensation for his injuries. He will receive an award for his pain and suffering and will be compensated for all of his economic loss, both past and future. The other dog attack victim will not receive a penny. How [...]
Alf Kwinter has been recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2016 Personal Injury Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Toronto
Singer Kwinter is proud to announce that Alfred M. Kwinter has once again been selected by his peers for inclusion in the newest edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada as a leading legal practitioner in Personal Injury Litigation. In addition, Alf has been recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2016 Personal Injury Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Toronto. Best Lawyers® is considered by many as the "Gold Standard in Selecting a Lawyer". Congratulations to Alf for his hard work and this prestigious recognition in the Canadian legal community. Please click here to visit [...]
Alf Kwinter was interviewed in the June 15, 2015 Law Times article entitled, "Personal injury firms thriving despite constant change". To read this article, click here: Law Times (June 15, 2015) This article originally appeared on Page 13-14 of the June 15, 2015 edition of Law Times. Any other use (reprint in a newsletter, for example) requires further permission requests.
On June 9, 2015 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto, Alf Kwinter received the Ontario Bar Association's 2015 Award of Excellence in Insurance Law. "The OBA Award for Excellence in Insurance Law was created to recognize and thank outstanding members of the Ontario Bar Association for their exceptional achievements, distinguished service and contributions in the following areas: The development of insurance law through advocacy, teaching, writing or legislative reform; Leadership in the profession and particularly of lawyers practicing insurance law; Maintaining the highest standards of professional competence as well as the [...]