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November 1, 2013

A Physician’s Duty at the End of Life

Coming on the heels of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Cuthbertson v. Rasouli, 2013 SCC 53, the October 30, 2013 decision of the U.K. Supreme Court in Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v. James, [2013] UKSC 67, offers helpful guidance on the role of a physician dealing with end of life care....

October 28, 2013

Humour at the Dubin Lecture on Advocacy

The Dubin Lecture on Advocacy, named in honour of former Chief Justice of Ontario and legendary litigator Charles Dubin, is a series on advocacy started in 1998. Lectures are delivered every two years and have included luminaries of the legal profession from across the globe. Some of them have been very funny. The first speaker,...

April 30, 2010

But For

Establishing causation of an injury can be a difficult task. The courts traditionally apply what has come to be known as the “but for” test: causation is established if the injury would not have occurred but for the event in question. The problem can be especially difficult in cases of psychiatric injury, in sorting out...

March 12, 2010

The Jurisdiction of Ontario Courts

On February 2, 2010, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released decisions involving the jurisdiction of Ontario Courts for accidents occurring outside the Province. The decisions in Van Breda v. Village Resorts Limited and Charron v. Bel Air Travel Group Ltd., 2010 ONCA 84, involved a serious accident and death while the Plaintiffs were vacationing...