John J. Jones

  • John Jones was invited to give a presentation on June 23, 2015 to the commercial underwriting department of a worldwide insurer on the topic of “Liability Risks and Underwriting Considerations for Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers”. 
  • John Jones was invited to be part of a panel presenting a seminar to the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) along with senior insurer and broker representatives on the topic of “Understanding UberX” with a focus on the legal and insurance implications for Uber on September 22, 2015.

    The seminar/webinar was attended by the largest group of insurance brokers to have ever participated in a seminar in the history of the IBAO.

 

Renée A. Kopp

Presentations and Workshops

  • “How Close is Too Close? Avoiding Bias in Regulatory Decision-Making”, co-presented with Richard Steinecke and Erica Richler, Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 3, 2015.
  • “Disciplinary Proceedings & Lawsuits:  All Nurses Need to Be Prepared!”, Luncheon Keynote co-presented with D. Martin, Executive Director, RPNAO and P. Comerford, President & CEO, Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP, RPNAO 57th Annual General Meeting & Conference, London, Ontario, October 30, 2015.
  • “A Practical Guide to Reducing the Risk of Complaints, Disciplinary Proceedings and Lawsuits”, presented at the Nurses Entrepreneurial Footcare Association, 19th Annual Footcare Conference held in Woodbridge, Ontario, October 2, 2015.
  • “A Primer on the Law of Evidence for Non-Lawyers:  Who the Heck are Browne and Dunn? / L’ABC du droit de la preuve pour les non-juristes:  mais qui donc sont Browne et Dunn?”, co-presented with Julie Maciura, Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation Conference, Montréal, Québec,  2014.
  • “Nurses on the Defence”, Keynote presentation, RPNAO 55th Annual General Meeting & Conference, Vaughan, Ontario, October 3, 2013.
  • “Expert Evidence in Personal Injury Cases:  How to Choose, Retain, Instruct and Question Expert Witnesses for Optimum Results – The Economic Loss Expert ”, co-presented with D. Welland, Osgoode Professional Development, April 14, 2011.

Howard B. Kohn

  • Howard Kohn presented a speech to The Commons Institute (a nationwide continuing legal educator) on November 8, 2016 on the topic of the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements.

Philip Ghosh

Publication

  • Ghosh, Philip. “Ho v. Vo – There is a Solution” Hearsay, Canadian Defence Lawyers: Fall 2014.
  • International Policy Forum. Consistency in Crisis Management: A Canadian Approach to Humanitarian Intervention. Carleton University United Nations Society, Ottawa: 2008.

Recent Decisions:

Bahram Dehghan

Trilokie v Lasenby, 2015 ONSC 6376

In a complex case where the plaintiff seeks over $10.5 million from a motor vehicle accident, Bahram successfully argued a motion to compel the plaintiff to attend a second psychiatric defence medical examination. The plaintiff opposed the motion but the Court agreed that a second assessment was necessary to ensure trial fairness for the defendants.

This case is significant as the defendants had already obtained an earlier psychiatric examination of the plaintiff with a different psychiatrist. However, the Court agreed with Bahram that an updated paper review assessment by the previous psychiatrist was insufficient and that the defendants required a new in-person psychiatric assessment conducted by a fresh expert.

This is the first reported decision where the Court has ordered a plaintiff to attend an in-person second defence medical examination with a new expert who specializes in the same field as the defendants’ previous expert.

Nelson Dewey

  • In January 2015, Nelson successfully argued against a plaintiff’s motion to add his client, a security contractor, to an action more than three years after the plaintiff slipped and fell inside a shopping mall. (See Ewanchek v. Eglinton Square Shopping Centre Holdings et al. – unreported decision dated April 8, 2015). PDF.
  • In July, Nelson successfully argued against a plaintiff’s motion to set aside a second registrar’s order dismissing the plaintiffs’ action for delay. (See Shahrawan v. First Canada ULC, 2015 CarswellOnt 19565, 2015 ONSC 7973).