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Social Host Liability

With the holiday season in full swing, many of us will be hosting our friends and family for dinners and other social gatherings where alcohol will be consumed. It is important not only from a social responsibility perspective, but from a legal perspective, to take measures to prevent your guests driving while impaired.

Vicarious liability: You are liable for the actions of people who have "possession" of your vehicle with your "consent"

Written by Edward H. Masters

What is "Adverse Cost" Insurance and Do I Need It?

Written by Edward H. Masters
In Ontario, the winning party to a lawsuit can generally expect that the losing party will be ordered to pay a portion of their legal costs. The level of costs that the successful party is awarded depends on a number of factors. In awarding costs, one of the most important factors considered by the court is any offer to settle made by any of the parties.