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August 31, 2016

Wrongful Death Or Wrongful Life?

The beginning of a new year produces much talk in the media about “New Year’s resolutions”.  All this talk is premised on the notion that making resolutions – goal setting, in fact – is a process to be engaged in once a year for the coming year. I have adopted […]
August 31, 2016

Supreme Court Gives Effective Green Light To VLT Class Action

The Supreme Court Trial Division here in Newfoundland has had the application in the VLT class action against Atlantic Lotto Corporation on reserve for several months. The issues involve whether a cause of action is disclosed. One of the causes of action we pleaded is waiver of tort. In a trilogy of […]
August 31, 2016

Warning To The Brain Injured Client: Your Lawyer Needs Experience In Handling Serious Brain Injury Cases

The question of a client’s mental capacity to initiate legal action can be a complex one, and something which can be a trap for unwary clients and lawyers alike. I was reminded of a client’s near brush with disaster when I was asked recently to speak at the Atlantic Provinces […]
August 31, 2016

Doctors Are Way Too Sensitive About Getting Sued… How Do They Think the Plaintiff Feels?

A “terrible, life-changing experience” – that’s what some U.S. physicians sued for medical malpractice think of it anyway. A recent survey of about 1,400 physicians in the United States delved in to why these physicians were sued, what they thought of the trial outcome, what they learned and how it […]
August 31, 2016

Your Ultimate Success Is Determined By Your Attitude Towards Failure

Personal injury cases are like other important events in life. They can result in success, or they can result in failure. On a one-off basis, success or failure can be just a matter of luck living up against us. And sometimes we can have a run of bad luck. What […]