February 16th, 2016 by Susan BenningThere are three levels of courts in Manitoba: Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench (includes Small Claims Court), and Court of Appeal. The Manitoba Courts website is a great resource for answers to common legal questions, offers guides for self-represented persons, and provides background and contact information for each Manitoba court level and locations across… View Article
December 29th, 2015 by Susan BenningYou’ve seen it on Perry Mason, Suits, The Good Wife…just about every legal show or movie, particularly of the American variety: a charming, charismatic lawyer questioning a person across a boardroom table, lulling them into sense of comfort before bombarding them with a combination of witty comments/angry questioning/wild gestures/highly personal and irrelevant statements. While no… View Article
December 16th, 2015 by Wayne ForbesIn Litigation, Time Is Of The Essence In law, time defines our day-to-day tasks and shapes how each day unfolds. It is also of significance in the cases we litigate. Once of the first issues lawyers address in a new personal injury or medical malpractice file is the limitation date. What is the deadline by… View Article
December 1st, 2015 by Wayne ForbesAs a lawyer, it is so easy to find myself in the legalese bog. What is the legalese bog? It is the written and verbal language used by the legal profession and filled with legal terms such as “examinations for discovery”, “mitigation of damages”, “apportionment of liability”, “pre-trial conferences”, “family property references”, etc., not to mention… View Article
November 6th, 2015 by Wayne ForbesIn medical malpractice litigation, the issue of informed consent is often contentious. A lack of informed consent to a medical procedure or surgery can itself form the basis of a medical malpractice claim by a patient against a physician or medical care provider. Essentially, informed consent involves a discussion(s) between the patient and physician about… View Article
October 15th, 2015 by Wayne ForbesAs Canada cheers for the Toronto Blue Jays as they march towards the World Series (I admit that I am a Los Angeles Dodgers fan though), have you ever considered whether or not the fan who gets hit by a foul ball and suffers injury has a claim for damages against the ballpark or the… View Article
October 8th, 2015 by Wayne ForbesIf you are injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, here are some suggestions for what you can do before contacting Pollock & Company to discuss your claim: 1. Identify clearly the exact location of the accident, including the street address and location where you slipped and fell. Be specific. Make… View Article
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