Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Case Summaries – March 17, 2017

Pupo v. Venditti, 2017 ONSC 1519 Written by Susan Dhaliwal / Summaries / March 17, 2017 The jury awarded $150,000 for pain and suffering damages where the Plaintiff suffered from chronic pain and had returned to work. After the jury delivered its verdict, defence counsel brought a threshold motion which was dismissed by the court. Released March 6, 2017 | Full Decision [Document Bank] On March 2, 2017, the jury returned its verdict and awarded $150,000 for general damages and zero for past and future housekeeping. After the jury delivered [...]

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Social host liability case must go to trial

Lawyers say a recent Ontario Superior Court decision leaves the door open for a possible finding of social host liability in certain circumstances. In Wardak v. Froom, the defendants, Stephen and Carol Froom, held a party for their son, Graeme, celebrating his 19th birthday in 2011. The plaintiff, Dean Wardak, who was 18 at the time, had been drinking at the party before he walked home, got in his car and crashed into a tree. The accident left him quadriplegic.  Justice Wendy Matheson dismissed the defendants’ summary judgment motion that asked [...]

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