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Personal Injury & Insurance Litigation

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR TIRES LATELY? By Brian Babcock The owner of a vehicle has a responsibility to make sure that their vehicle is safe to operate. This includes the condition and inflation of the tires.

On November 21, 2017, the Court of Appeal decided an unusual case, House v. Baird in which the owner of a vehicle being driven by his friend was found 50% responsible for that friend’s injuries, with the friend as driver equally responsible.
November 30, 2017
Taylor Swift and a Dollar in Damages By Brian Babcock Taylor Swift only sued for one dollar in damages in her counter-suit for assault against the former radio DJ who had sued her for allegedly ruining his career. Odds are you know the story. August 15, 2017
Jail for Health and Safety Breach: R. v. Kazenelson By Brad Smith ...[o]n June 26, 2015 Mr. Kazenelson was found guilty of four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. The charges arose from an incident in which five workers fell more than 100 feet to the ground when the swing stage on which they were working suddenly collapsed. Mr. Kazenelson was the project manager for the employer, Metron Construction Incorporated... January 20, 2016
Social Host Liability: Risks and Responsibilities By Brian Babcock The Supreme Court of Canada has not extended the legal responsibility of party hosts to people injured by the drunk driving of party guests. A unanimous decision in Childs v Desormeaux upheld the Court of Appeal decision we discussed in a previous tip . December 31, 2015
What Business Are You Insuring By Brian Babcock If the nature of your business has changed over time, it pays to check your insurance coverage. When you apply for commercial insurance, you tell the insurer the general nature of the business, and that is an important factor in setting the premiums. Because of this, if your business changes, you might find that the insurer does not want to pay for your property damage, or to cover you for a liability claim. August 5, 2015