Applying for Insurance? Ask Questions and Take your Time

Applying for Insurance? Ask Questions and Take your Time

Author: Kris Bonn

We live in a society where insurance is ubiquitous, we must have insurance if we drive a car, if we own a home, we almost always have home insurance, we buy life insurance and long-term disability insurance to protect our families and, if we travel, we buy travel insurance. We buy insurance to protect us when bad things happen.

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Young People in Criminal Law

Young People in Criminal Law

Author: Scott Raycroft-Wright

You may know that a young person who is charged with a criminal offence in Canada is treated differently than an adult who is charged with that offence. There are, however, many myths and misconceptions about how Canada’s criminal justice system handles young people. In this post, I will address some of the ways in which young people differ from adults in the criminal justice system.

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Long-Term Disability Cases: Don’t Delay and Record Verdict

Long-Term Disability Cases: Don’t Delay and Record Verdict

Author: Kris Bonn

Long-term disability benefits. We buy coverage to protect us and our families when we become injured or sick and cannot work. They are “peace of mind” contracts. This past week there were two legal decisions of note in long-term disability cases. One is a reminder for all claimants to not sit back, when benefits are terminated, and rely on your insurer to do what is right. If the insurer denies or terminates your benefits, you need to get in to see a lawyer who practices in long-term disability law without delay. The second case is a reminder for all insurers who improperly deny or terminate an insured’s long-term disability benefits. I will review both cases below.

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Giving the Finger to the ‘Rule of Thumb’'

Giving the Finger to the ‘Rule of Thumb’

Author: Christopher Fleury

In Ontario, an employee does not have the right to employment. This means that an employer may dismiss an employee without legal cause, so long as the dismissal is not for a reason which violates provincial or federal human rights legislation.

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What To Do When You Believe You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

What To Do When You Believe You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Author: Kris Bonn

There is no question that the Canadian healthcare system provides excellent medical care to most people. However, according to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, in our Canadian healthcare system there is a death from preventable patient harm every 13 minutes and 14 seconds. One out of 18 hospital visits result in preventable harm. These incidents generate an additional $2.75 billion in healthcare treatment costs very year.[1]

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