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2019 Brain Injury Society 5K a Success!

Singer Kwinter is proud to be a Silver corporate sponsor of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto as well as well as the BIST Heroes 5k Run, Walk & Roll. This year's 5k took place on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at Wilket Park in Toronto. This year's theme was once again super heroes…capes, masks and costumes are all came out in full force! Singer Kwinter provided face-painting fun for everyone! Funds raised afford BIST the opportunity to deliver important programs to individuals and families dealing with the effects of brain [...]

2019 Tamara Gordon Foundation Sponsorship Awards

Singer Kwinter was proud to once again support this year's Tamara Gordon Foundation Scholarship Awards presentation on Saturday, September 21st. This year over 26 scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $3,000 were handed out to students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Additionally, TGF partnered with Ryerson University to award scholarships to 4 students - brining the total number of scholarships to 30 for 2019. Find out more about this excellent cause by clicking here. Alf Kwinter, Board President, with Tamara & Marcia Gordon:

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – April 28, 2019

Singer Kwinter’s Susan Dhaliwal highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA's April 28, 2019 newsletter. Full Decision The defendants, Nino Mazzuca and Toyota Credit Canada Inc. (“the Defendants”), brought a motion seeking an order requiring the plaintiff, Adam Courneyea (“the Plaintiff”), to attend a further examination for discovery. The Plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident on September 13, 2012. He was examined for discovery on February 9, 2015. The pre-trial conference is scheduled for November 10, 2020 and a 25-day [...]

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – March 17, 2019

Singer Kwinter’s Susan Dhaliwal highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA's April 28, 2019 newsletter. Siddiqui v. Saint Francis Xavier High School, 2019 ONSC 30 Full Decision The minor plaintiff, Yasmine Siddiqui, was injured during hockey tryouts for the St. Francis Xavier High School girls’ hockey team on February 25, 2013. At the time of her injury, Yasmine was 12 years-old and a grade 7 student at St. Francis. Following the incident, Yasmine’s father, Nizam Siddiqui, retained counsel who on April 25, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why you should hire an OTLA Lawyer?

Jason Singer is on the OTLA Board of Directors. His blog was originally distributed in the March 28, 2018 edition of the OTLA newsletter. "Trying to decide which lawyer to hire to help you and your family following a car accident or other personal injury claim?  There are many excellent questions and considerations that should go into making this important decision.  Experience, reputation, price and comfort will likely be part of that decision-making process.  But another important question to ask is whether your prospective lawyer is a member of the Ontario [...]

Do you have a Fire Safety Plan?

This week from October 8 to October 14, 2017, marks Fire Prevention week across Canada. This year’s theme is "Every Second Counts : Plan 2 Ways Out!" Do you have a fire safety plan for your home? If you have a fire, how will you get out safely? How will you get your loved ones out? Where will you meet to make sure everyone is accounted for? What steps have you taken to prevent fires from occurring or spreading in your home? Chances are if you are like most Ontarians [...]

GETTING LEGAL: Drinking and Riding – a bad idea, but is it illegal?

We were all taught from an early age to never drink and drive. But is it illegal to drink and ride a bicycle? The answer is actually not as straightforward for bicycles as it is for cars. Impaired operation of a motor vehicle is regulated under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and the Criminal Code of Canada. There is a licencing system which teaches drivers who to drive and that drinking and driving is prohibited.  Police are empowered to conduct random spot checks looking for drunk drivers and can charge [...]