The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal released a decision approving permanent Official Plan designations and zoning for the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte. Burl’s Creek is the annual site of the Boots and Hearts Country Music Festival and was chosen by the Rolling Stones as the only Canadian venue for its most recent tour.
Bob Sutherland’s recent trial verdict was featured recently in the Toronto Sun. The jury found McMaster University was not liable for the Plaintiff’s injuries. As a result of the verdict, the University was awarded $95,000 for legal costs incurred to defend the action.
David Merner was successful during what has been described as the longest trial in Ontario history. The Trial lasted an unprecedented 106 trial days, before Justice Edwards’ rendered his judgment on July 16, 2018. The Plaintiff had claimed $60 million dollars as a result of personal injuries allegedly suffered during a 1999 train derailment.
Lynn Turnbull led roundtable discussions on “Effective Self-Promotion” and “Practice Development and Profile Building” at the Women in Litigation Symposium on October 27, 2017.
In a decision issued on July 25, 2018, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal refused an appeal of the decision of Clarington Municipal Council to refuse a “Seasonal Event Venue” in a rural area of Clarington. Nick Macos of Black Sutherland was successful in defending Council’s decision.
Bob Sutherland was successful during a recent trial in Hamilton. The Plaintiff alleged McMaster University failed to properly maintain and supervise a running track on campus, after he was injured by another runner while using the facilities. After 10 days of trial, the jury returned a verdict finding no liability on McMaster University.
Keenan Sprague was interviewed by Canadian Underwriter on the potential liability of occupiers, in the wake of the tragic bombing of a Mississauga restaurant. A full copy of the article can be found here.
On March 28, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released Schnarr v. Blue Mountain Resorts Limited, 2018 ONCA 313, an important case of first impression addressing the issue of enforceability of waivers in occupiers liability cases on commercial property.
Burl’s Creek, the host site for the Boots & Hearts country music festival located north of Barrie, received approval for camping and parking on lands adjoining its event grounds. The OMB approved the temporary seasonal use recognizing that the site would continue to be used for agriculture.
David G. Merner was recently successful in obtaining an order that the plaintiff failed to satisfy the threshold.
The decision can be found, below.
On April 4th, 2017, Alexander B. Paul will be the Co-Chair of the Advancing or Defending Fire and Property Loss Claims conference. This conference covers all elements of fire and property loss claims. The event will be held at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre from 9:00am – 4:15pm.