Documentation vital following an accident

Anyone involved in an accident needs to collect as much information as they can before going to a lawyer, Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall tells AdvocateDaily.com.  "The first step is to see the family doctor and … Continue reading

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Thin line between independent contractor and employee

Under the law, people who contract out their services to employers are seen differently than employees.   That can become painfully obvious when there's a breakdown in the relationship, Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall tells Advocate … Continue reading

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Summary judgments an effective tool for without cause dismissals

A recent without cause dismissal case shows summary judgment can be an effective tool for fast resolution of simple employment law claims, even if there are lingering issues such as mitigation, says Toronto employment lawyer Kevin Marshall. "Mitigation can be a … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of random drug testing

The Toronto Transit Commission's plan to conduct random drug and alcohol tests on its drivers may violate human rights provisions, but allows passengers to have a reasonable expectation of safety, says Toronto employment law and personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall. … Continue reading

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Minimum wage hike could end up harming workers

Legislation that will see the minimum wage in Ontario jump to $15 per hour is a politically motivated initiative that will ultimately hurt the workers themselves, says Toronto employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall. "I believe the decision was driven by … Continue reading

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Human Rights: Protecting the individual or the community?

The closure of a respected research and treatment program at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) raises serious questions, says Toronto lawyer Kevin Marshall.  Marshall says he is concerned that an interpretation of human rights that losses sight … Continue reading

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Confusion exists around costs in personal injury settlements

While the law is clear that lawyers are not entitled to collect both costs and damages from settlements or judgments, there is still much confusion over cost agreements, says Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall. "Some lawyers … Continue reading

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The trouble with personal injury advertising

Tasteless advertising and a lack of transparency in the use of referral fees are cheapening the legal profession, says Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall.  "A proliferation of personal injury ads in areas where they've never been … Continue reading

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Civil claims provide separate avenue for victims seeking justice

Civil claims allow victims to seek justice outside of the criminal justice system, but the process can bring painful memories to the surface, says personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall.   Individuals who may have already gone through lengthy criminal trials … Continue reading

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Contingency fees: A money grab by personal injury lawyers?

An Ontario private member's bill that suggests capping contingency fees for personal injury lawyers would only further hurt injured plaintiffs, says Toronto lawyer Kevin Marshall.  The bill, from former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak, proposes a 33 per cent cap … Continue reading

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