Significant changes to the Superior Court Simplified Procedure come into effect on January 1, 2020. Budget Bill 2019 amended section 108 of the Courts of Justice Act to eliminate trials by jury under the Simplified Procedure. Regulatory changes filed October 23, 2019 unveiled significant further changes to the Simplified Procedure as prescribed by Rule 76… Read More »Categories: Civil Litigation, Online Only
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By Brendan Bowles, partner at Glaholt LLP and Madalina Sontrop, associate at Glaholt LLP In the year since its enactment, Ontario’s new Construction Act has already made a noted impact on the practice of construction law in the province. The amendments to the previous Construction Lien Act (“CLA”) were to be implemented in two phases:… Read More »Categories: Areas of Law, Construction, Online Only
Base premium unchanged for 2020: $2,950 No change to transaction levies Clarification of circumstances in which notice must be provided Clarifications to definitions of “spouse” and “dishonesty” under the policy How to renew your insurance You need to renew your insurance for the 2020 year. It will not happen automatically. Visit my.lawpro.ca to e-file your… Read More »Categories: 2019 September - Insurance Issue, Articles
Base premium unchanged LAWPRO is once again pleased to report that the base premium will remain unchanged at $2,950 for 2020. When LAWPRO was handed responsibility for providing E&O insurance in 1994, the premium was $5,600. In fact, if inflation were removed, today’s premium of $2,950 would be the equivalent to about $1,835 in 1995… Read More »Categories: 2019 September - Insurance Issue, Articles