Alfred Kwinter attends the 36th Annual Great Valentine Gala on February 8th at the Royal York Hotel. Tamara Gordon is recognized with the Honourable David C. Onley Award.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Dealing with a major fire loss or property claim? Read Alf Kwinters list of Top 10 Did You Know tips for policyholiders.
Insurance is truly a unique product. What else do we willingly pay for in hopes that we will never have to use it? This is particularly the case with home insurance. We gladly pay the annual premiums knowing that in the case of a fire loss we are protected. All too often, however, this is not the case. A person can pay premiums for years only to find out that once he or she has a fire loss, the insurance company is no longer his/her friend. Dealing with a major [...]
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 [...]
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:
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]