Turning to the Canada Pension Plan disability (CPPD) system for financial assistance is not as simple as an individual collecting back the funds they have contributed over the years — rather, the process can be lengthy, complicated, and require outside support to endure, Toronto personal injury lawyer Emily Casey writes in Lawyers Weekly.“Many CPPD applicants are denied on their initial application, and the road only gets harder, both in terms of understanding what should be done and waiting out excessive delays in obtaining a hearing date,”...
This article was originally published on Advocate Daily on September 28, 2015.Read moreNo comments
This article was originally published on The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. on September 11, 2015. If anyone has the misfortune to find themselves unable to work due to a disability, they may turn to the Canada Pension Plan disability system (CPPD) for financial assistance. However, in doing so they are facing a system that forces applicants to endure a long and complicated application and appeal process that can leave them without the benefits owed to them for years. One might rest assured in knowing that they have made sufficient contributions to the plan to be eligible under...Read moreNo comments
Our firm was successful at trial in arguing that commercial tenants can be found to be an occupier of a city sidewalk, in a recent ruling made by The Honourable Madam Justice Sanderson in Mackay v. Starbucks. In an excerpt from the decision: Considerations and Conclusions on Whether Starbucks was an Occupier of the Sidewalk  I have found that Starbucks expected that in the morning hours, many of its customers would drive to Hammersmith, park, cross over the sidewalk through the gap in the fence and enter its store. They would exit using the same path.  I...Read moreNo comments
This article was originally published on AdvocateDaily on August 19, 2015. Ontario’s Liberal government — through proposed changes to the province’s auto insurance system and recent regulation amendments — has dealt several blows to plaintiffs that are certain to make life more difficult for injured individuals, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Emily Casey. In its spring budget, Ontario’s Liberal government proposed combining services related to catastrophic injuries, like attendant care and rehabilitation, to a single benefit with a limit of $1 million, down from the current combined $2-million limit, reports the CBC. Basic auto insurance...Read moreNo comments