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Wrongful Dismissal: What You Need To Know

If you were previously employed and find yourself in a situation where you have been terminated, you may have a right to make a wrongful dismissal claim, depending on the circumstances. There are various factors to consider. First, were you part of a union? If so, unfortunately this will preclude you from making a claim as members of unions receive their own benefits under a collective agreement. If you were not part of a union, we can look further into the circumstances surrounding the employment. Were you fired for an [...]

By | 2020-03-25T19:21:23+00:00 March 25th, 2020|Blog, Personal Injury|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 – March 24, 2019

Singer Kwinter’s Nga Dang highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA's March 24, 2019 newsletter. Peter B. Cozzi Professional Corporation v. Szot, 2019 ONSC 1274 (CanLII) Full Decision (PDF) The plaintiff, Mr. Nguyen, through his Litigation Guardian, commenced an action in 2007 against the defendant for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Nguyen obtained an After-the-Event (“ATE”) policy in the amount of $100,000 from DAS Legal through his lawyer, Peter Cozzi. Mr. Nguyen lost on the threshold issue at trial and was [...]

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – March 24, 2019

Singer Kwinter’s Nga Dang highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA's March 24, 2019 newsletter. Peter B. Cozzi Professional Corporation v. Szot, 2019 ONSC 1274 (CanLII) Full Decision (PDF) The plaintiff, Mr. Nguyen, through his Litigation Guardian, commenced an action in 2007 against the defendant for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Nguyen obtained an After-the-Event (“ATE”) policy in the amount of $100,000 from DAS Legal through his lawyer, Peter Cozzi. Mr. Nguyen lost on the threshold issue at trial and was [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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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, [...]