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Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – January 17, 2020

Singer Kwinter’s Susan Dhaliwal highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA's January 20, 2020 newsletter. Przyk v. Hamilton Retirement Group Ltd., 2019 ONSC 7498 Full Decision Aviva denied costs after successful trial because of hardball approach. This slip and fall action proceeded to trial on liability alone after the parties agreed to fixing damages at $75,000. Aviva was wholly successful at trial where the jury found no negligence on the part of the defendant. In considering costs, the Court agreed with Plaintiff’s [...]

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – December 20, 2019

Singer Kwinter’s Susan Dhaliwal highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA's August 11, 2019 newsletter. McKay et al v. Park et al, 2019 ONCA 659 Full Decision Court of Appeal finds no vicarious liability on driver and owner of vehicle when front seat passenger seizes the steering wheel and causes a collision. The defendant, Sarah Park, was operating a vehicle she owned when her front seat passenger and co-defendant, Giancarlo Hnatiuk, pulled the steering wheel causing Ms. Park’s vehicle to collide with [...]

By | 2020-01-02T15:39:41+00:00 December 20th, 2019|Blog, Groundbreaking Law, Newsletter, Singer Kwinter news|0 Comments

Holiday Drinking and Social 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 [...]

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:

Alf Kwinter Once Again Named to Best Lawyers® in Canada 2020

Singer Kwinter is proud to announce that our firm has been recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers® in Canada. We would like to congratulate Alf Kwinter who has once again been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada as a leading legal practitioner in the areas of Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Negligence. Best Lawyers® is considered by many as the "Gold Standard in Selecting a Lawyer". Congratulations to Alf for his continued dedication and this prestigious [...]

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – August 11, 2019

Singer Kwinter’s Susan Dhaliwal highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA's August 11, 2019 newsletter. Stewart et al. v. Wood et al., 2019 ONSC 3931 Full Decision Court finds adverse costs insurance an “access to justice” issue and a recoverable disbursement. This cost endorsement follows the settlement of a personal injury action ten days before the start of a scheduled three week trial. The parties agreed on the Plaintiffs’ damages of $75,000 and that the issue of costs and disbursements would be [...]

By | 2019-11-20T17:44:44+00:00 August 11th, 2019|Blog, Groundbreaking Law, Newsletter, Singer Kwinter news|0 Comments

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – July 7, 2019

Singer Kwinter’s Susan Dhaliwal highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA's July 7, 2019 newsletter. Trudeau v. Cavanagh, 2019 ONSC 2485 Full Decision Defendant successful on motion for summary judgment where Plaintiff signed an Excluded Driver endorsement. This decision arises after the Defendant brought a motion for summary judgment seeking the dismissal of the Plaintiff’s action as a result of a motor vehicle accident on August 7, 2013. The Plaintiff’s vehicle was purchased only a few days before the accident. The day [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By | 2018-08-21T08:00:03+00:00 August 21st, 2018|alfred kwinter, General, Newsletter|0 Comments