August 25, 2021

Murphy Battista

Using Constitutional Class Actions to Address Racial Discrimination

Elizabeth Emery’s paper, “A Wrench in the Social Justice Toolbox: Assessing the Constitutional Class Action as a Tool for Addressing Racial Discrimination,” was recently published in the Canadian Class Action Review, Volume 17, Issue 1. In this paper, Elizabeth provides an overview of racial profiling by police as a form…

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July 7, 2021

Murphy Battista

Residential and Business Loss Insurance Claims: What You Need to Know and How a Lawyer can Help

Residential and Business Loss Insurance Claims: What You Need to Know and How a Lawyer can Help

The number one thing to understand about residential and business loss insurance policies is that, as the insured, it is YOUR responsibility to prove your losses. In other words, you should not rely on your insurance company or a contractor to prove your claim. Further, it is up to you…

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June 14, 2021

Alex Sayn-Wittgenstein

Medical Malpractice – Biased Medical Treatment Causing Injury – Part I

Medical Malpractice – Biased Medical Treatment Causing Injury – Part I

When hearing the term “medical malpractice,” many people envision a scene in which a doctor has carried out a surgery in a shoddy manner, a nurse administers the wrong medication, or a radiologist fails to report an ominous sign on a CT scan. Unfortunately, such events do indeed occur in…

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May 13, 2021

Janelle O’Connor

Sexual assault training for judges now mandatory

Significant changes designed to enhance confidence in the criminal justice system among survivors of sexual assault came into force last week. The changes involve amendments to the Judges Act and the Criminal Code and are designed to assist judges in deciding sexual assault cases without the influence of myths and stereotypes.…

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April 12, 2021

Janelle O’Connor

Vicarious liability of school boards for sexual abuse by teachers: Is the school still out?

Vicarious liability of school boards for sexual abuse by teachers: Is the school still out?

The Supreme Court of Canada has recognized that teachers play a key role in society that places them in a direct position of trust and authority towards their students.  Teachers have significant power, authority, and control over their students. They have control over almost all aspects of a student’s day,…

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March 30, 2021

J. Scott Stanley

Doctors do make mistakes. Whether that amounts to medical malpractice depends on the facts.

Doctors do make mistakes. Whether that amounts to medical malpractice depends on the facts.

I have represented clients in medical malpractice cases for 25 years. During that time, I have made some interesting observations. As Canadians, we are fortunate to have many excellent and dedicated doctors to care for us. Medicine is very complex. It is expected that a doctor’s first thoughts about a…

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March 10, 2021

J. Scott Stanley

Disability claim denied? Consult a lawyer before you walk away.

Disability claim denied? Consult a lawyer before you walk away.

I have seen insurance companies do many terrible things to people over my 25 years as a lawyer. The cruellest thing I have seen is when a disability insurer wrongly denies a claim. It is absolutely heart-wrenching to learn that a hard-working person has paid their premiums only to have…

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August 31, 2020

Murphy Battista

Affected by the Canada Revenue Agency privacy breach? Join the class action.

Affected by the Canada Revenue Agency privacy breach? Join the class action.

Murphy Battista LLP has filed a proposed class proceeding related to the unauthorized disclosure to a third party of the personal and financial information of thousands of Canadians from their online accounts with the Government of Canada Branded Credential Service (“GCKey”) and the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”). The information was…

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June 17, 2020

Andrew Brine

Medical malpractice. A new standard in the standard of care?

Medical malpractice. A new standard in the standard of care?

A recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal may be a game-changer in medical malpractice claims – and not to the benefit of plaintiffs. In medical malpractice cases, one of the most hotly contested elements the plaintiff needs to prove is often whether the doctor’s or nurse’s care fell…

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June 9, 2020

Murphy Battista

Medical malpractice disguised

Medical malpractice disguised

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor fails to provide proper medical care to the standards expected of their profession and as a result causes injury to a patient. When an injury occurs, that could have been prevented the injured patient is legally entitled to seek compensation. Many patients do not…

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