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This blog post by Duncan Macgillivray originally featured on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog on November 2, 2018. There are a lot of cruel personal injury laws: caps on pain and suffering, secret deductibles, biased doctors, the list goes on. But, there is one that...

This Op-Ed by Duncan Macgillivray was originally published in the Chronicle Journal on July 31, 2020. The Ontario Government is considering eliminating juries for new civil lawsuits.  Eliminating most civil juries makes sense. Civil jury trials should be reserved only for exceptional situations which trigger a public...

The team from White Macgillivray Lester LLP was at Sherbrooke School on June 14, 2018 hosting a bike rally and giving out free bike helmets to all of the students.  In total, 140 students from kindergarten to grade 8 received helmets.  All of the helmets...

On Friday May 25, 2018, White Macgillivray Lester LLP attended the annual Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Spring Conference.  The OTLA Spring Conference is the largest personal injury lawyer and law clerk conference in Ontario, attended by hundreds of lawyers and clerks from across the province (and across the...

When we are assisting someone who has been hurt, one of the first things we have to do is write to the potential defendant (the at-fault person or company) and put them “on notice” of a potential lawsuit. One main purpose of sending out a notice...

As of June 1, 2016, the no-fault benefits that come with the standard Ontario automobile insurance policy have been slashed.  The biggest and most drastic cuts have come to benefits for victims with the most serious, "catastrophic" injuries, like severe brain injuries, paralysis and amputations....

Every year, the lawyers and staff of White Macgillivray Lester LLP  help run the Ontario Trial Lawyers' Association Bike Helmets on Kids program in Thunder Bay. Along with the Brain Injury Association of Thunder Bay and Area, our lawyers have provided over 1,000 free bike helmets to...

Who Pays Personal Injury Damages People often wonder:  Who pays the injured person’s (the plaintiff’s) damages once their file resolves, either through settlement or after a successful personal injury trial? It may surprise you that in almost all personal injury cases the defendant has insurance and that...