August 11, 2019 By Ann Grozier

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 assessed […]

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. […]

July 7, 2019 By Singer Kwinter

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 […]

April 28, 2019 By Ann Grozier

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 […]

March 24, 2019 By Ann Grozier

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 […]

March 24, 2019 By Ann Grozier

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 […]

March 17, 2019 By Singer Kwinter

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, […]

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 is Medical Malpractice?What To Do If Attacked By A DogStay safe this summer out on the water!Set your Author Custom HTML Tab Content on your Profile page

September 29, 2018 By Alfred M. Kwinter

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 […]

August 19, 2018 By Nga Dang

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 […]