Making the Case

Insights, opinions and thoughts from the Singer Kwinter legal team.

Nga Dang December 19, 2018 By Nga Dang

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – December 16, 2018

Singer Kwinter’s Nga Dang highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA’s December 16, 2018 newsletter. Ismail v. Fleming, 2018 ONSC 6615 (CanLII) This was a trial on damages for a motor vehicle accident which occurred in 2009, as liability had been admitted. The trial began on October 1, 2018 and continued until October 31, 2018, at which time the trial judge, Justice Leach, declared a mistrial. In Justice Leach’s lengthy decision, he emphasizes the vital importance of accurate trial duration estimates to the efficient […]

Nga Dang December 12, 2018 By Nga Dang

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – December 10, 2018

Singer Kwinter’s Nga Dang highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA December 9, 2018 newsletter. Aviva Canada Inc. v. Sidhu, 2018 ONSC 6506 (CanLII) As a result of a motor vehicle accident in 1996, Mr. Sidhu received IRBs until September 1996 when Aviva sent him a letter stating that he was not entitled to further benefits. The letter noted that mediation was the next step and included a copy of section 64 of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Accidents after December 31, 1993 […]

Shane H. Katz December 3, 2018 By Shane H. Katz

Shane Katz quoted in Law Times

Shane Katz was interviewed in the December 3, 2018 Law Times  article entitled, “Judge says AI could have been used: Courts Mindful of Technology”. To read a copy of the article, click here.

Alfred M. Kwinter September 29, 2018 By Alfred M. Kwinter

ALF KWINTER ADMITTED TO AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS

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 […]

Ann Grozier August 21, 2018 By Ann Grozier

Alf Kwinter & Jason Singer Recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada

Singer Kwinter is proud to announce that Alf Kwinter and Jason Singer have once again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of  Best Lawyers® in Canada as leading legal practitioners Alf has been recognized in the areas of Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Negligence. Jason has been recognized in Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers® is considered by many as the “Gold Standard in Selecting a Lawyer”. Congratulations to Alf and Jason for their hard work and this prestigious recognition in the Canadian legal community. Alf Kwinter was recognized as […]

Nga Dang August 19, 2018 By Nga Dang

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – August 19, 2018

Singer Kwinter’s Nga Dang highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA August 19, 2018 newsletter. Adatia v. Cassar, 2018 ONSC 4321 (CanLII) This is a motion for summary judgment by the Defendant on liability in an action arising from a motor vehicle collision – the Court provides useful comments for cross-examinations on affidavits filed supporting the motion.   Date Heard: June 7, 2018 | Full Decision [PDF] The Defendant brings this motion for summary judgment, asking the Court to determine the issue of liability in his favour […]

Nga Dang July 4, 2018 By Nga Dang

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – July 1, 2018

Singer Kwinter’s Nga Dang highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA July 1st, 2018 newsletter. Ontario (Finance) v. Traders General Insurance (Aviva Traders), 2018 ONCA 565 (CanLII) The Court of Appeal determines whether the insurer properly terminated the policy of insurance on the vehicle at issue where the owner of the vehicle is not the named insured under the policy. Date Heard: November 9, 2017 | Full Decision [PDF] This action arose out of a catastrophic accident involving a vehicle owned by Peter Leonard. […]

Nga Dang July 1, 2018 By Nga Dang

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – July 1, 2018

Singer Kwinter’s Nga Dang highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA July 1, 2018 newsletter. Ontario (Finance) v. Traders General Insurance (Aviva Traders), 2018 ONCA 565 (CanLII) The Court of Appeal determines whether the insurer properly terminated the policy of insurance on the vehicle at issue where the owner of the vehicle is not the named insured under the policy.   Date Heard: November 9, 2017 | Full Decision [PDF] This action arose out of a catastrophic accident involving a vehicle owned by Peter Leonard. The driver, […]

Shane Kwinter June 24, 2018 By Shane Kwinter

GETTING LEGAL: Ride Safe this Summer

Summer is finally here! With the arrival of warm weather, many find cycling an irresistible form of leisure, exercise and transportation around the city. However, it is extremely important to be mindful of where you ride your bike and the consequences of not obeying the laws. The Highway Traffic Act (HTA), defines a bicycle as a vehicle that operates on the road, which means cyclists must use the roads with motor vehicles instead of the sidewalk. However, riders aged 13 or younger are allowed to ride on the sidewalk. While […]

Nga Dang June 18, 2018 By Nga Dang

GETTING LEGAL: Children and Cycling in Toronto

Cycling on the roadway, in and of itself, is an activity that brings about a higher risk of serious injury because cyclists are not protected by a car’s exterior like motorists are. Young children are even more vulnerable while riding bicycles on the roadway because they are smaller and harder to see. Therefore, it is critical that parents and guardians review roadway laws and safety measures with their young children regularly to avoid unfortunate accidents and injury. Children must obey the applicable traffic laws anytime they ride on the roadway […]