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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...

Transport Canada Duty of Care amidst NAFTA’s Specialty Air Services regime

Late last month the British Columbia Superior Court released a fascinating decision exploring the possibility that Transport Canada breached a duty of care to aviation passengers despite carefully following applicable regulatory procedures. The case, British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Board) v Flanagan Enterprises (Nevada) Inc., 2017 BCSC 99, involved a crashed twin-engine Beech “King Air” A90 Read more...

Ontario Court of Appeal rejects attempt to broaden provincial courts’ jurisdiction against the federal Crown

Under section 21(1) of the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-50 (“CLPA”) plaintiffs who have a claim against the federal Crown for a matter that occurred within Canada have the choice of bringing their proceeding in either the Federal Court or the province in which the claim arose. In Babington-Browne v. Canada 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...

Helicopter Company Cannot Limit Liability in Work Related Accident

A recent decision of the Yukon Territory Supreme Court rejected an application by a helicopter company to limit its liability to its insurance policy limits in a work-related accident case. The motion arose out of an action brought by two passengers on a helicopter that crashed  on July 10, 2012, near Carcross, Yukon. Both passengers were Read more...

Paterson MacDougall’s Clay Hunter elected as member of FDCC

We are pleased to announce that Paterson MacDougall’s Clay Hunter has been elected as a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Headquartered in the United States, the Federation is the world’s leading defence counsel organization. Composed of both defence and corporate counsel, its members have achieved professional distinction and are recognized leaders Read more...

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