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The Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision today in Westerhof v Gee. The key issue in this case was whether treating practitioners could provide opinion evidence on causation, diagnosis and prognosis without complying with Rule 53.03.
26 March 2015
In response to a request by the Ministry of the Attorney General, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) will conduct a review of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act which may lead to recommending amendments to it. Those recommendations may ultimately result in legislative changes in Ontario and other Canadian provinces.
19 March 2015
The insurance defence practice has faced many challenges and changes in the last 20 years in its market and business practices across Canada. On behalf of its Ontario membership, the Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL) is well situated to provide feedback as these changes and challenges reflect many of the current considerations underway regarding whether ABS will lead toward innovation in how legal services are provided in Ontario.
30 January 2015
Court Holds that Trial Judge Erred in Moore v. Getahun
29 January 2015
Congratulations to CDL President Patricia Armstrong and CDL Past President Colin Clackson on receiving their Queens Counsel designations.
6 January 2015
CDL offers its sincerest thanks to members John Olah (Beard Winter) and Stephen Libin (Dutton Brock) who have most generously donated their time in support of this intervention. Compliments from all involved to John and Stephen who, according to sources, have played a significant role in the shaping of new law. CDL felt it important to intervene on behalf of its membership because of how communications with experts affect how defence lawyers practice. Read more.
7 October 2014
Events & CLE
26 March 2015
Putting it All Together - insurance defence for Law Clerks. CALL TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST 416-340-9859
9 April 2015
Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in Moore v Getahun. The much anticipated decision specifically addressed comments made by the trial judge regarding the extent to which communication between counsel and experts is permitted.
24 April 2015
Spring must be on its way - time again for our annual AB Symposium coming up on April 24th. Chaired by perennial favourites Eric Grossman and Adam Wagman this gathering of defence and plaintiff counsel is the go-to event for all AB counsel in Ontario.
27 April 2015
Our annual Atlantic CLE. We decided to wait until winter would be gone for sure before bringing CDL's annual Atlantic Canada programming back to Halifax.
8 May 2015
Basic Training for New Defence Lawyers! You passed law school and you survived Articling, and now you are a new lawyer and your first file lands on your desk... what do you do? The life of a file can be a bit of a mystery when you have never seen a file from opening to completion.
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PROGRAMME MATERIALS FOR SALE
2015 Insurance Symposium - DVD $339
2015 Insurance Symposium - Materials only $84.75
Municipal Liability Audioconference $84.75 Fordham v. Dutton Dunwich
Defence Briefs - Property - download programme outline $169.50 3.5 hours Substantive CLE
Personal Injury for Law Clerks - download programme outline $158.20 tax included 5.25 hours of Substantive CLE
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9th Annual P.I.
Thursday April 16, 2015
In support of the Canadian Spinal Research Organization’s Shoot For A Cure Fundraising Campaign.
The cost to register is $225 per player, but if you raise $500 in the Pledge Incentive Program, you play for free! AMAZING prizes to go to the top 7 highest pledgers!
Refer a New Member - Get a coupon for $25 off your next CLE. Contact Enza del Cogliano.