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PM Law Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are very proud to advise that PM Law remains fully operational during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Having prepared and implemented an emergency contingency plan, including work from home technology and “flex hours” for those who must still come into the office, well before the current restrictions and state of emergency set in place by […]

Ontario Government Takes Next Step in Review of Joint and Several Liability

Recently, the Ministry of the Attorney General sent a list of questions to Ontario municipalities, asking for data/evidence in respect to the effect of Joint and Several Liability upon them, including settlements/claims and payouts due to exposure to J&S liability. PM Law partners Murray Davison and Charles Painter will be participating in a webinar organized […]

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 […]

The newly amended Minimum Standards Regulation – Available Online

The newly amended Minimum Maintenance Standards have now been published online:

2018 Amendments to O.Reg 239/02 – Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways

On May 3rd, 2018, the Minister of Transportation signed into law, amendments to O.Reg 239/02 – Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways, which is one of the core statutory defenses municipalities have if sued for alleged non-repair of their highways. The amendments are a significant step forward, and part of the automatic five year review […]

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 […]

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