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White Macgillivray Lester founding partner Dan Lester was recently successful for a local Northwestern Ontario school board in a case where insurance law and commercial leases intersect. Facts In Paulin v. Keewatin Patricia District School Board, the Defendants, the Keewatin Patricia School Board and the Municipality of...

At the Ontario Trial Lawyers' Association Annual General Meeting on May 25, 2018, Duncan Macgillivray was appointed Treasurer of OTLA. OTLA is an organization of 1,500 trial lawyers and law clerks that champion and advocate for the rights of those who have suffered injury and loss...

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...

Each year lawyers from the Ontario Trial Lawyer Association (“OTLA”) volunteer their time to support the development of trial skills, civility and professionalism amongst law school students by organizing the OTLA Cup. Law schools from across Ontario compete in a simulated trial which covers all...

I do not miss being a law student. The exams. The assignments. The readings. Ick. No thanks. But now that I’m back at Law School, not as a student, but as a moot competition coach, I’ve got to say the whole experience is way better. Could this...

You may not know this, but our law firm is located in the heart of downtown Port Arthur in Thunder Bay.   So not only can you grab a coffee and pretzel, buy some stylish clothes and luggage, check out some incredible local art, and get that...

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...

  A quick Google search of "Thunder Bay injury lawyer" or "Northwestern Ontario injury lawyer" will bring up more Toronto firms than actual Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario firms.  Other firms claim to have lawyers (and offices) in Thunder Bay, but actually don't.  A website stating...

  No. You have paid for insurance.  Insurance is supposed to provide you with peace of mind.  Therefore, your insurance company owes you “a duty of the utmost good faith” (and you owe the same to them).  This means that you and your insurance company have a duty...