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The circumstances under which a former employee could still make a long-term disability claim after leaving his or her position have not always been well defined. Specifically, whether an employee who was injured while under the policy, but only discovered the long-term effects of that injury after leaving that position, would still be able to claim LTD benefits has been unclear. The Ontario Court of Appeal provided some guidance for this in its recent decision of MacIvor v. Pitney Bowes.
Since January 1, 2015, anyone who has been issued a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee has been required to file the Estate Information Return (“EIR”) with the Ministry of Finance within 90 days of the Certificate being issued.As it is now just slightly more than 4 years since this requirement came into play, it seems as good a time as any to reflect on the process and what could be improved.
Periodically I am contacted by someone who has been a victim of a criminal offence. As a personal injury lawyer my job is to obtain compensation for the victim for the damages caused by the criminal. In addition to the civil remedies (e.g., filing a lawsuit, questioning the perpetrator at discovery, etc.) there is also a little-used section of the Criminal Code which can be very effective in obtaining at least partial compensation for victims of crime.
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse or sexual assault, you can pursue both criminal charges and a civil lawsuit. In order for the
Regulation 228/20 was introduced to suspend those provisions of the ESA which stipulate that after an extended layoff, a non-unionized employee is deemed to be terminated, triggering payments owing to the employee for termination and, if applicable, severance pay.
Claire is one of the community’s leading practitioners in the field of personal injury and sexual abuse litigation. Her dedication to service to the profession and to the community is remarkable.
SLAPP, which stands for strategic lawsuit against public participation, is a lawsuit that is designed to censor, intimidate and silence critics of some public interest. The actual aim of the lawsuit is to burden the defendant to such a extent that they decide to terminate their opposition.
If someone has intentionally invaded your personal affairs – for example, improperly accessing your medical records or financial information – you may be entitled to damages.