The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Tibbets v Murphy, 2015 NSSC 280 recently considered whether Canada Pension Plan (“CPP”) disability benefits are deductible from loss of income and earning capacity claims.
With the change of seasons and the weather growing colder, we begin to think about the winter months – and winter activities – ahead.
A recent Ontario Superior Court case, Trimmeliti v Blue Mountain Resorts Limited, 2015 ONSC 2301, involved an intermediate level skier who suffered a broken collarbone when he collided with an orange, mesh reflector ribbon that was used to close a ski run. The plaintiff skier held a season pass, and he skied at the resort for a number of years. He claimed that snow-making equipment and dim lighting at the closed run obscured his view of the mesh ribbon and caused his accident.
An adverse event is an unexpected problem with your hospital care or services caused by the mistakes of healthcare providers or weaknesses in the system. Disclosure of these problems to patients and the public is necessary to understand the issues and prevent them from happening again.
On June 24, 2015, in Ziebenhaus v Bahlieda, 2015 ONCA 471, the Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously decided a narrow but important issue in personal injury law: whether superior courts have inherent jurisdiction to order a party to undergo a physical or mental assessment by someone who is not a “health practitioner.”