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Are Your an Employee, Independent Contractor, or Dependent Contractor? Foodora Case Summary

The workplace is no longer limited to the traditional computer and desk we were so used to. What the workplace looks like has evolved over the years, particularly as the “gig economy” becomes more relevant. Chances are you have heard of and used Uber, UberEats, Lyft, Foodora, SkipTheDishes, and the ...

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Ontario Court Looks at Private Facebook Photograph Rules

Personal Injury lawyers may want to change their Examination for Discovery strategy based on the following new cases: Stewart v. Kempster, 2012 ONSC 7236 a...

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Ontario Court of Appeals Gives Clarity to “Catastrophic Impairment”

The Ontario Court of Appeals recently clarified the meaning of “catastrophic impairment” under Ontario’s Insurance Act. In Pastore v. Aviva Canada Inc., Mrs. Anna Pastore was a pedestrian who suffered a lot of pain because a car hit her.  Mrs. Pastore applied for enhanced accident benefits due to...

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Ontario’s Superior Court Certifies Class Action Against Rail Companies

The Toronto Star reported that Via Rail’s derailed train victims can proceed with a class action lawsuit against Via Rail and CN Rail.  The victims claim that their train was derailed because it was going over 100 km/hr in a 25 km/hr zone.  As a result, the accident killed 3 engineers and injured 45...

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Law Society of Upper Canada Looks at Articling Reform

As a Canadian studying at an American law school, I envy my American classmates who can sit for the bar after graduation.  Generally, future Canadian attorneys have to complete a 10 month articling position – similar to an apprenticeship.  In the past, this 10 month apprenticeship helped graduates t...

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Monster Energy Accused of Causing Teen’s Death

Caffeine is fuel that runs law students.  Personally, I enjoy a cup of black coffee in the morning.  I’ve never been a big fan of energy drinks but they are definitely popular around campus. Recently, the New York Times reported that a mother, Wendy Crossland, filed a lawsuit against Monster Ener...

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