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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

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – February 4, 2018

Singer Kwinter’s Nga Dang highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts. Case summary originally distributed in OTLA February 4th, 2018 newsletter. Liu v. The Personal Insurance Company et al, 2018 ONSC 324 (CanLII) This is a motion to withdraw an admission made during oral submissions at a previous summary judgment motion and to amend certain paragraphs of that summary judgment decision. Date Heard: December 8, 2017 | Full Decision [PDF] In June 2017, Sutherland J. heard a summary judgment motion brought by The Personal, the Plaintiff’s motor vehicle insurer, for a declaration that [...]

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – October 21, 2016

Aviva Insurance Company of Canada v. McKeown, 2016 ONSC 6017 (CanLII) SABS insurers must provide a specific reason for an EUO request before being entitled to it. Released September 26, 2016 | Full Decision [CanLII] This application was brought by Aviva as a test case on the issue of whether a justification is required to compel an insured to attend an examination under oath (“EUO”) if the insurer requests one pursuant to subsection 33(2) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”). This application named six SABS claimants as respondents, arising [...]

By | 2016-10-21T19:17:42+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Blog, Groundbreaking Law, Singer Kwinter news|0 Comments

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – October 21, 2016

Castronovo v. Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences, 2016 ONSC 6275 (CanLII) An extension of time to amend a pleading will not always be granted, especially if it will cause undue delay. Released October 6, 2016 | Full decision [CanLII] The action was commenced in 2003. The moving defendants were added to the action in 2009. Discoveries occurred in 2011. At the pre-trial conference, Archibald J. ordered that the moving defendants serve the motion to amend the Statement of Defence to add a limitation period defence by June 17, 2016 [...]

By | 2016-10-21T17:36:53+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Blog, Groundbreaking Law, Singer Kwinter news|0 Comments

Alf Kwinter & Jason Singer Recognized in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada

Singer Kwinter is proud to announce that Alf Kwinter and Jason Singer have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of  Best Lawyers® in Canada as leading legal practitioners 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 and Jason for their hard work and this prestigious recognition in the Canadian legal community. Alf Kwinter was recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2016 Personal Injury Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Toronto.     

By | 2016-08-16T13:32:52+00:00 August 16th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – August 11, 2016

Singer Kwinter’s Nga Dang highlights important facts and outcomes in the Ontario Courts.   Case summary originally distributed in OTLA August 11, 2016 newsletter.  Parris v. Wylie, 2016 ONSC 4778 (CanLII) After being released from the action, the defendants were unsuccessful on their motion for costs of the action. Released July 25, 2016 | Full Decision [CanLII] This action related to a rear-end collision between three vehicles. The Robitaille vehicle struck the Wylie vehicle, which was in turn forced into the back of the Parris vehicle. Parris brought an action against both [...]

By | 2016-08-11T15:59:22+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Blog, Groundbreaking Law, Singer Kwinter news|0 Comments

THREE SINGER KWINTER LAWYERS NAMED TO 2016 CANADIAN LEGAL LEXPERT® DIRECTORY

Singer Kwinter is proud to announce that three of our lawyers have been selected by their peers for ranking in the 2016 Lexpert® Directory as leading legal practitioners in Canada – Alf Kwinter, Jason Katz and Jason Singer. Congratulations to Alf, Jason and Jason for their hard work and this prestigious recognition in the Canadian legal community.   Click here to read Singer Kwinter’s Lexpert profile.

CFL player’s concussion lawsuit dismissed by B.C. Court

A B.C. Court has ruled that Arland Bruce, a former CFL player cannot proceed with his concussion lawsuit against the league.  Bruce alleged that after suffering a concussion he was allowed to return to play despite suffering ongoing symptoms. The Court has ruled that the dispute between Bruce and the CFL is subject to a collective bargaining agreement and must be resolved through the arbitration process, not the Courts. Click here to read more.

By | 2016-03-16T15:09:21+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Blog, Groundbreaking Law, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Case Commentary on Cobb v. Long Estate

Shane Katz provides commentary on Cobb v. Long Estate in the January edition of the OBA Insurance Law Newsletter. To read the full article, please click here. This article originally appeared in the Ontario Bar Association Insurance Law website: "Despite the recent decision in El-Khodr v. Lackie, 2015 ONSC 4766 [El-Khodr], courts are still being requested to determine the appropriate deductible for general damages and pre-judgment interest  on general damages in matters relating to motor vehicle accidents that commenced prior to the January 1, 2015, amendment to theInsurance Act. The [...]