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Jordan Cutler joins Paterson MacDougall LLP

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Jordan Cutler has joined Paterson MacDougall LLP as a senior associate, continuing his practice in Insurance Defence and Municipal Defence Litigation, as well as working with the firm’s Aviation Law group. Jordan has extensive experience in defending personal injury claims, as well as insurance coverage opinions and Read more...

Court of Appeal for Ontario considers s.5 of the MMS – Giuliani Distinguished

In the recent case of House v. Baird, 2017 ONCA 885, the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld the Trial Judge’s decision that the municipal defendant had successfully established a defence under s.5 of the Minimum Maintenance Standards, O.Reg 239/02. This is the first appellate consideration of the application of s.5 of the MMS as Read more...

Lucas Kittmer joins PM Law

The partners of Paterson MacDougall LLP are very pleased to welcome Lucas Kittmer as a new associate with the firm. Lucas completed his articles this year with Teplitsky Colson LLP, receiving warm praise for his hard work there while a student at law, and was called to the bar in June. He graduated from U Read more...

Moore v. Getahun, 2015 ONCA 55

The Court of Appeal released its decision yesterday in this matter, which centred upon the question of how much interaction counsel may have with their expert prior to the expert’s report being finalized.

Court of Appeal Gets It Right: Fordham v. Dutton Dunwich

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has set aside the trial decision in Fordham v. Dutton Dunwich, and in doing so has again affirmed the long line of Supreme Court of Canada authority defining the limits of the municipal duty or care for road repair, and restored some sense of predictability in Ontario cases, particularly against Read more...

The New MMS – As Amended by O.Reg. 47/13

The Ontario Government has published the amendments to Ont. Reg 239/02 – Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways. The Regulation came into force on Friday, January 25th, 2013. Ont. Reg. 47.13 is available here. The following is a “consolidation” that we have prepared, showing the new language in red font. It is not the “official” Read more...

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