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ALERT

We are hearing about more and more cases where the time limitations for filing have lapsed due to a failure by a plaintiff’s legal representative to meet deadlines. Claimants should stay informed of what is happening with their files and forms and ask the questions about filing dates and limitations. Please see some of the decisions and articles listed at the bottom of this page for details

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Clients not impacted by law society cap on referral fees

Although the Law Society of Upper Canada recently announced plans to cap lawyer referral fees, this will have no impact on clients or the fees that they pay their counsel, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells The Night Side on Newstalk 1010.

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Defence lawyers say their ideas to speed up courts being ‘met with silence’

The provincial government’s proposals to speed up the criminal justice system are nothing more than short-term fixes that don’t get to the root causes of delays, defence lawyers say.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/21/defence-lawyers-say-their-ideas-to-speed-up-courts-being-met-with-silence.html

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Bill would prevent injury victims from being hurt again

Re: In defence of lawyers’ contingency fees, March 14

The writer claims in his opinion piece that my bill, the Personal Injury and Accident Victims Protection Act, 2017, will harm injury victims by limiting excessive fees, contingency and otherwise. Nothing could be further from the truth.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2017/03/19/bill-would-prevent-injury-victims-from-being-hurt-again.html

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A Victory for Freedom of Speech and Injured Victims

A recent Ontario Court decision has upheld the fundamental right in Canada for freedom of speech.

Justice Sean Dunphy granted summary judgment and dismissed Doctor Howard Platnick’s defamation lawsuit that he had brought against personal injury lawyer Maia Bent. Equally important was his finding that Dr. Platnick had likely altered medical reports that ultimately resulted in an injured person being denied needed benefits.

http://bonnlaw.ca/2017/01/03/victory-freedom-speech-injured-victims/?utm_content=bufferd5188&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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How an ‘invented’ Supreme Court ruling has rocked the Canadian justice system

Eric Gottardi had been on his feet for about 10 minutes in front of the nine justices of the Supreme Court of Canada, talking about his client and trial delays, when Justice Michael Moldaver posed a question.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/19/how-an-invented-supreme-court-ruling-has-rocked-the-canadian-justice-system.html

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