August 23, 2021 By Shane H. Katz

Stay safe this summer out on the water!

Summer is a time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with friends and family.  Especially after a cold and dark winter.  When summer hits, people love to flock to nearby lakes, and get out on the water. Summer fun on the water brings with it the risk of boating accidents.  There are no lanes, stop signs or traffic lights on the water, and a careless boat operator can easily create dangerous situations with nearby boats, and swimmers.  As a result, a boat operator needs to be vigilant in […]

August 19, 2021 By Shane Kwinter

What should I do if I’m in a slip and fall accident?

It may be something you never think about, but what should you do if you injure yourself in a slip and fall accident in public? While unlikely to happen to most people, it never hurts to be prepared in case such a situation arises.  Here is what you should do just in case it does: Whether you are by yourself or are with someone when it happens, be aware of the precise spot of where the injury took place. If someone is with you, confirm with them where the accident […]

December 3, 2019 By Ann Grozier

Holiday Drinking Host Liability

As the holidays approach, it is important to be aware of your legal responsibilities. As a host when serving alcohol at your home. For many years, the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Childs v. Desmormeaux, 2006 SCC 18, has been the leading case on social host liability. The case involved a drunk party guest who crashed head-on into another car. While he driving home from a private BYOB New Year’s Eve party. One of the passengers in the other car died and three others were seriously injured. The Supreme […]

October 18, 2019 By Alfred M. Kwinter

Dealing with a major fire loss or property claim? Read Alf Kwinters list of Top 10 Did You Know tips for policyholiders.

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September 23, 2019 By Ann Grozier

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: Ann GrozierHoliday Drinking Host Liability2019 Brain Injury Society […]

July 10, 2019 By Ann Grozier

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – July 7, 2019

Singer Kwinter’s Nga Dang highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA’s July 7, 2019 newsletter. 2343697 Ontario Inc. v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2019 ONSC 3016 (CanLII) Full Decision The Defendants succeeded on a motion for an order requiring that the Plaintiffs appoint an appraiser pursuant to s. 128(5) of the Insurance Act. On November 24, 2014, the Plaintiffs suffered property damage at their cottage due to inclement weather conditions. The Plaintiffs submitted a proof of loss dated May 19, 2015. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. Shane H. KatzWhat To Do If Attacked By A DogStay safe this summer out on the water!Business Interruption Claims and the Coronavirus PandemicSet your Author Custom HTML Tab Content on your Profile page

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 […]