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Social Host Liability Update


With St. Patrick’s Day upon us and Covid restrictions easing, many will be celebrating by hosting a party and serving alcohol. While commercial host liability has long been established in Ottawa and Ontario, many social hosts do not think about the potential for liability when serving alcohol to their guests. Under the current state of…

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What to do if You Were Injured on Municipal Property in Ontario


Over the last several weeks, the weather in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario has been treacherous, with icy conditions throughout the City.  Unfortunately, when properties, roads, pathways and sidewalks are not properly maintained, slip and fall injuries caused by ice and snow are bound to happen. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall on…

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Are there Limits on Damages for Pain and Suffering In Ontario?


If you have suffered a personal injury in Ottawa, or anywhere across Ontario, you are able to bring a negligence claim against the at-fault party or parties to recover damages you have suffered. The purpose of a damage award is to provide compensation to the plaintiff.  In a negligence claim, the court seeks to put…

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Family Law Act Claims – What are They and Who Can Claim Them?


What are Family Law Act Claims in Ontario? Many people are aware that if they have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another, they can bring a claim against the at-fault party for damages. However, what many may not realize is that their family members may also have a claim…

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