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June 6, 2019

The Worth of “Diminished Value” Claims in Ontario – Update

In past blogs,[1] my colleague, Patricia Forte, has tracked the case law on the state of “diminished value” claims in Ontario.  A recent Superior Court case, Zheng v. Certas Home and Auto Insurance Co.,[2] provides further insight as to the limited “value” of advancing a diminished value claim against the vehicle owner’s own insurer. 
 
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Ford government to adjourn Ontario legislature until after federal election

The Ontario Progressive Conservative government plans to adjourn the House for an extended summer break on Thursday, in a move that would leave Queen’s Park empty until after the next federal election. 
 
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What if that big rig sharing the road with you is being piloted by a sleepy driver?

Could a horrific collision involving 11 cars yesterday on a Houston highway have been caused by a trucker asleep at the wheel? The driver in question denies it, but the video footage has to at least make us wonder how he could have slammed into the jam of cars at that speed without, it appears, even slowing. 

https://driving.ca/column/lorraine/what-if-that-big-rig-sharing-the-road-with-you-is-being-piloted-by-a-sleepy-driver
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Why legal advice is so expensive

The legal system in Canada is complicated, arcane, and out of reach for the majority of people. One important reason for that is that the cost of getting answers to legal questions is generally very high. 
 
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Legal clinics demand meeting with Mulroney on budget cuts as Queen’s Park heads toward summer break

Community legal clinics are demanding to meet with Attorney General Caroline Mulroney over the provincial government’s cuts to the legal aid budget, the full extent of which may only be announced next week after the legislature has risen for the summer. 
 
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Tribunal delays and privacy rules impacting clients with disabilities

People with disabilities — who may already need accommodation or be facing violations of their human rights — are now confronting new challenges at administrative tribunals, according to lawyers who spoke at the Law Society of Ontario on June 5. 
 
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Prescribing Drugs

The College’s Prescribing Drugs policy is currently being reviewed. A revised draft of the policy has been developed and is now being circulated for external consultation. The draft policy sets out expectations for all physicians who prescribe drugs or provide drugs samples to patients. It also sets out specific expectations for physicians who prescribe narcotics and controlled substances, including opioids. 
 

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