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The Perils of Paralegals

In recent months, Canada’s paralegals were hit by new rules from the federal government. And Ontario’s paralegals have been hit by provincial budget cuts. Bill C-75 In June, federal Bill C-75, designed to streamline and modernize the criminal justice system, received Royal Assent. The federal government is shifting some caseload away from Superior Court by [...]

2020-04-08T16:40:25-04:00March 1st, 2020|

Effects of Cannabis on MVA’s

On October 17, 2018, cannabis sale and use became legal across Canada in a regulated market. To prepare for this, new federal legislation passed in June 2018 to deter and detect those who drive while impaired, by alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs. There are three new offences of having prohibited blood drug concentrations within two [...]

2020-04-09T16:19:42-04:00December 23rd, 2019|

How to Choose After The Event Insurance

In our previous article, we looked at the rapid growth of After The Event (“ATE”) insurance and how it has evolved to a wide range of product offerings. When assessing ATE insurance products, there are many considerations. A good “all perils” policy should include: Cover Disbursements, Adverse costs, Arbitration costs, and Interim cost orders [...]

2019-06-26T14:52:30-04:00September 23rd, 2019|

After the Event Insurance (ATE) is Surging in Canada

Nudorra Capital is promoting the use of ATE Insurance products through a strategic relationship we have with a licensed Insurance Broker. The overwhelming advantages of costs, security, and protection, for both lawyer and plaintiff, speak for themselves. The most important attribute is that insurance companies are licensed and regulated, their capital is protected, and they [...]

2019-06-26T14:53:40-04:00August 19th, 2019|

Changes to Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

Changes to ODSP are still unfolding In late November, the Ontario government announced it is changing its definition for people qualifying for disability assistance. They had already announced they were cutting the Liberals’ 3% increase in social assistance to 1.5%. Lisa MacLeod, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, said the current social assistance [...]

2019-06-26T14:31:59-04:00July 22nd, 2019|

Registered Disability Savings Plans Update

We wrote a well-received article in 2015 about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The RDSP gives disabled people and their families a way to save and invest money for long-term security. To qualify, the disabled beneficiary must be: Eligible for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC); Under age 60; and A resident of Canada [...]

2019-06-26T14:32:33-04:00June 26th, 2019|

IBC Sponsors Report Questioning Contingency Fees

The Financial Post just reported the findings of a recent study funded by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (“Law professor questions whether contingency fees benefit clients”, Legal Post, January 18 2017). Professor Allan Hutchinson of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School wrote A Study of the Costs of Legal Services in Personal Injury Litigation in [...]

2018-05-09T12:28:30-04:00February 1st, 2017|

After The Event Insurance is STILL ­­Available in Ontario!

­­Due to a recent decision by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, some indemnity contracts are no longer available. Nudorra Capital is promoting the use of ATE Insurance products through a strategic relationship we have with an Insurance Broker. The overwhelming advantages of costs, security, and protection, for both lawyer and plaintiff, speak for themselves. [...]

2018-05-09T12:28:30-04:00July 16th, 2016|

After The Event Insurance is Superior to Indemnity Contracts

Across Ontario, Insurance and Indemnity companies are approaching lawyers for business. These products have some basic similarities. This has bred a lot of confusion about these products – lawyers (and even judges) have mistakenly used the term “insurance” to describe an indemnity product. THE BOTTOM LINE: Insurance policies have distinct advantages over Indemnity contracts. Insurance [...]

2018-05-09T12:28:31-04:00October 30th, 2015|

What is Mediation?

Most people are surprised to learn that the majority of personal injury cases never go to trial. The courts are backed up. Trials are risky and expensive. In fact, 90% of injury cases in Ontario settle before they go to trial; only about 2% of civil suits are tried in court. The alternatives to a [...]

2018-05-09T12:28:31-04:00June 17th, 2015|