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  • February 12, 2011
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February 9, 2011 Gary Will attends Board of Governors’ meeting of American Association for Justice in Miami.
January, 2011 Gary Will and Paul Cahill volunteer for Trial Lawyers for Veterans to provide pro bono legal services for disabled veterans.
January 21, 2011 John McCarthy presents paper entitled “Uninsured, Underinsured and Unidentified: What ‘U’ Need to Know from the Court of Appeal”, at the Advocates’ Society’s Tricks of the Trade Conference.
January 19, 2011 Jim Davidson is invited to be a Judge at the 2011 Jessup Moot Court Competition by the University of Calgary Law School.
December, 2010 Jim Davidson achieves final settlement on behalf of his clients in a $7.5M personal injury claim arising out of a catastrophic elevator accident.
December 13, 2010 Paul Cahill successfully responds to a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario application to re-open a settled matter.Bazaes v. West Janitorial, 2010 HRTO 2459
October 29, 2010 Chris Morrison and Scott Frew successfully respond at the Ontario Court of Appeal on an Appeal by Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company to set aside an Order for Summary Judgment.Fedele v. The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, 2010 ONCA 734 (CanLII)
October 28, 2010 Gary Will is a speaker at the Canadian Institute program, presenting a paper on “Keays v. Honda, a Year in Review: Practical Strategies of How Bad Faith May Actually Lead to Big Money in Disability Claims”.
September, 2010 Gary Will is notified that he has been selected by his peers, for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in Canada”, 2011 Edition, in the field of Personal Injury Litigation.
September, 2010 Jim Davidson’s article “The Cap on Non-Pecuniary General Damages: Where Is It Going and How Does It Affect Litigation” is selected by the Institute of Chartered Accountants to be used as part of their Continuing Education Programming.
September 14, 2010 Paul Cahill succeeds in reviewing a decision of the Complaints Committee of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario at the Health Professionals Appeal and Review Board concerning a family physician’s failure to diagnose colorectal cancerD.W. v. J.W., 2010 CanLII 52614 (ON H.P.A.R.B.)
July 26, 2010 John McCarthy succeeds at the Court of Appeal in establishing that his client, Bonnie Lewis, was “struck” by an automobile within the meaning of automobile insurance legislation when she walked into a pole protruding from the back of a pick-up truck.Lewis v. Economical Insurance Grp. CanLII – 2010 ONCA 528 (CanLII)
July 15, 2010 Gary Will attends Board of Governors’ meeting of American Association for Justice in Vancouver.
July 11, 2010 Gary Will is elected as Chairperson of the Canadian caucus of the American Association for Justice.
July 11, 2010 Gary Will is Chair and Moderator of the Canadian Legal Track of the American Association for Justice Convention in Vancouver.
June, 2010 Gary Will appears as counsel for a family during a Coroner’s Inquest arising out of the death of a young girl who had been prescribed the drug, Paxil, when she was 17 years old. The inquest resulted in a number of important recommendations by the jury. See recommendations.
June 25, 2010 Jim Davidson’s article “Ontario Courts Favour Substance Over Procedure When Ordering Defence Medicals” is published in the Lawyers Weekly.
June 3, 2010 Gary Will is Master of Ceremonies at a corporate fundraiser for the Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton, held at Edgemere Estates, raising close to $40,000 for the Association.
May, 2010 Gary Will is selected as Ontario’s Representative for a 3-year term on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.
Spring, 2010 John McCarthy presents paper entitled “Uninsured and Underinsured – Implications of the Loftus Decision on the 1% Rule” at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Spring Conference.
March 31, 2010 Scott Frew succeeds for The Dominion General Insurance Company in dismissing the Plaintiffs’ claim for delay. Scott established for the Court that there would be prejudice to the Defendant should the case be allowed to proceed.
MacKinnon v. Hunter, 2010
March 23, 2010 John McCarthy presents as a faculty member at an Osgoode Professional Development CLE discussing “Loftus v. Robertson and the 1% Rule”.
March 16, 2010 Scott Frew succeeds for Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in upholding an Accident Benefits Full and Final Release, where the Plaintiff sought to set it aside.Melson v. Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, 2010 ONSC 1951 (CanLII)
February 3, 2010 Paul Cahill attends as a panelist speaker to discuss emerging issues with respect to workers’ right to commence a civil action as opposed to electing to receive Workplace Safety & Insurance Board benefits.
February 3, 2010 Gary Will attends the Board of Governors’ meeting for the American Association for Justice in Maui.
January 26, 2010 David Morin is a speaker at the Canadian Institute’s 8th Annual Forum on Personal Injury Settlements, presenting paper on “Negotiating with Adjusters directly: Why don’t Claims Settle before they go to Counsel?”, Toronto, Ontario.
January 26, 2010 Jim Davidson is invited by the Canadian Institute to present a paper on Defending Invisible Claims in the Insurance Litigation context.
January 1, 2010 Jim Davidson is appointed a Director of the Canadian Defence Lawyers.
November 9, 2009 Gary Will appears in Barrie to pick a jury, acting for the family of a victim who was murdered in her rental apartment. The claim against the landlord was settled shortly after the jury was picked, on terms favourable to the family.
November 6, 2009 David Morin is a speaker at The Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch, The Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: Science and Techniques, presenting paper on “Persuasion Theory and Understanding Juror Bias”. Fredericton, New Brunswick.
November 5, 2009 Chris Morrison and Scott Frew are successful on a Motion for Summary Judgment, where the opposing OPCF 44R insurer sought to enforce ownership of a motor vehicle to a co-Defendant.Fedele et al v. Burke et al, 2010 ONSC 2193 (CanLII)
October 30, 2009 Gary Will is a speaker at the Fall Conference of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, presenting a paper on “Offers to Settle and Releases – The Importance is in the Details”.
October 19, 2009 Gary Will appears as co-counsel before Justice Strathy, to obtain approval of a $8,750,000 settlement of a national class action for persons injured by the drug, Prepulsid. (Boulanger v. Johnson & Johnson Corp. 2009 Carswell Ontario 6580).
September, 2009 Gary Will is notified that he has been selected by his peers, for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in Canada”, 2010 Edition, in the field of Personal Injury Litigation.
September 10, 2009 Paul Cahill appears in the Ontario Court of Appeal and successfully argues that the Plaintiff who had been self-represented when his action was dismissed is entitled to a new trial.Park v. Lee, 2009 ONCA 651 (CanLII)
August 21, 2009 John succeeds at the Court of Appeal in establishing that his client, Elizabeth Loftus, did not, before receiving an award for damages, have to sue all possible third parties to obtain their contributions.Loftus v. Robertson, 2010 CanLII 618 (Ont. C.A.)
July 30, 2009 Gary Will attends the Board of Governors’ meeting of the American Association for Justice in San Francisco.
July 29, 2009 Paul Cahill receives judgment in favour of the Plaintiff in a claim for medical malpractice against a dermatology clinic that caused facial scars to the Plaintiff during a laser hair removal procedure.Ayana v. Skin Klinic, 2009 CanLII 42042 (ON S.C.)
July 26, 2009 Gary Will is moderator of the Canadian Legal Track for the American Association for Justice Convention in San Francisco.
July 26, 2009 Gary Will is elected as Chairperson for the Canadian Caucus of the American Association for Justice.
May 20, 2009 Gary Will appears as counsel in a jury trial in Newmarket, acting for an individual who received a catastrophic brain injury as a result of a slip and fall accident. On the ninth day of trial, the claim settles on terms favourable to the plaintiff.
June 4, 2009 ChrisChristopher Morrison and Paul Cahill succeed in judicially reviewing a decision of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to not permit a worker to re-elect to pursue a civil lawsuit after having received benefits from the Board for a period of time.Verkerk v. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court), 2009 CarswellOnt 3622
May 5, 2009 Gary Will is Master of Ceremonies at a corporate fundraiser on behalf of the Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton, held at the Win Henstock Art Gallery in Oakville.
April 14, 2009 Gary Will joins Terence Young at the launch of his book, “Death by Prescription”, http://deathbyprescription.com/speech.php, the story of a father’s investigative journey into the world of Big Pharma and how the widely prescribed medication, Prepulsid, led to his daughter’s death. See excerpt from book.
March 6, 2009 Gary Will is a speaker at the Conference of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, presenting a paper on “Special Awards/Bad Faith and the UDAPs”.
February 24, 2009 Gary Will is a speaker at the Canadian Institute program, presenting a paper on “Protecting your Client’s Interest: Drafting Cost-Saving Settlement Agreements for Multi-Party Claims”.
January 21, 2009 Paul Cahill succeeds in having the Town of Oakville’s summary judgment motion dismissed. At issue was the “reasonable excuse” for failing to provide notice pursuant to the Municipal Act within the prescribed 10 day period.
This decision was subsequently quoted with approval by the Ontario Court of Appeal in Crinson v. Toronto (City), 2010 ONCA 44 (CanLII) at para. 20.
Cena v. Corporation of the Town of Oakville, 2009 CanLII 1650 (ON S.C.)
January 7, 2009 Scott Frew succeeds in dismissing the Plaintiff’s Claim for delay, where the Plaintiff failed to serve documents. Scott was able to establish that there would be prejudice to the Defendants if the matter moved forward. The insurer was awarded costs and the Plaintiff agreed to make payments via a fee schedule.Mercury v. Zakoor, 2009
October 29, 2008 Presentation by David Morin before The Canadian Institute’s Litigating Disability Claims Conference, Post Conference Workshop, entitled “A Step-by-Step Guide to Discoveries and Examinations of Medical Experts”, Toronto, Ontario.
September, 2008 Gary Will is notified that he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in Canada”, 2009 Edition, in the field of Personal Injury Litigation.
September 19, 2008 David Morin is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation.
July 17, 2008 Gary Will attends the Board of Governors’ meeting for the American Association for Justice in Philadelphia.
July 17, 2008 Gary Will is appointed as co-chair of the Canadian Caucus.
July 13, 2008 Gary Will is moderator at the Canadian Legal Track for the American Association for Justice Convention in Philadelphia.
June 12, 2008 Gary Will is a speaker at the University of Toronto, presenting a paper on “Product Liability of Pharmaceutical Companies and Pharmaceutical Litigation Strategies”.
February 20, 2008 Gary Will is a speaker at the Canadian Institute program, presenting paper on “What’s New in Punitive Damage Awards: Are They on the Rise?”
February 17, 2008 Allyson Webster is a speaker at Osgoode Professional Development – Managing and Litigating Motor Vehicle Accident Claims, presenting paper on “Defence Strategies for Litigating the Threshold”.
January 30, 2008 Gary Will attends the Board of Governors’ meeting for the American Association for Justice in Puerto Rico.
January 23, 2008 Threshold Cases 2004 – 2007 – A summary of Bill 59 cases dealing with the issue of the threshold for non-pecuniary general damages.
October 9 – 22, 2007 Gary Will and Paul Cahill conduct a jury trial on behalf of a woman injured in a motor vehicle accident. After a two-week trial, the verdict of the jury is more than ten times the defendant’s pre-trial offer and more than three times the plaintiff’s pre-trial offer to settle.
September, 2007 Gary Will is notified that he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in Canada”, 2008 Edition, in the field of Personal Injury Litigation.
September 17 – 18, 2007 John McCarthy is a panel member for the “Litigating Catastrophic Disability and Damages” Insight Seminar.
July 19, 2007 Gary Will attends the Board of Governors’ meeting for the American Association for Justice in Chicago.
July 15, 2007 Gary Will is a speaker at the American Association for Justice program, presenting paper on “Punitive Damages in Canada: What we can Learn from the American Experience”.
July 15, 2007 Gary Will is organizer at the Canadian Legal Track for the American Association for Justice program.
July 11, 2007 Gary Will attends as co-counsel before Justice McDonald, to require the defendant to pay the cost of publishing the Notice of Certification. Justice MacDonald orders that the defendant pay the entire cost of publication. See Boulanger v. Johnson & Johnson Corp. 2007 Carswell Ontario 4454.
July 9, 2007 Christopher Morrison and Paul Cahill receive a decision from the Divisional Court concerning the failure of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board to provide an election form to worker.
Verkerk v. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, 2007 CanLII 75867 (ON S.C.D.C.)
June, 2007 Gary Will is selected as Ontario’s representative for the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.
May 23, 2007 Justice MacDonald releases Supplementary Order to the Certification Order, ordering the defendant, Johnson & Johnson Corp., to pay costs of the certification motion. See reasons, Boulanger v. Johnson & Johnson Corp. 2007 Carswell Ontario 3238.
May 1, 2007 Gary Will appears as co-counsel for the plaintiff on the defendant’s motion for leave to appeal the class certification motion. The application for leave to appeal is dismissed.
April, 2007 Gary Will is selected for inclusion in the Financial Post’s Best Lawyers: Personal Injury in Canada.
April 10 – 19, 2007 Gary Will and Paul Cahill conduct a jury trial in Lindsay, Ontario, resulting in a jury verdict in excess of the defendant’s policy limits and more than four times the defendant’s pre-trial offer.
March, 2007 Gary Will is elected as Vice-President of the Brain Injury Association for Peel & Halton.
January 18, 2007 Justice MacDonald releases her decision, allowing a motion for certification of a national class action for consumers of the drug, Prepulsid. See Boulanger v. Johnson & Johnson Corp. 2007 Carswell Ontario 252.
December 4, 2006 Gary Will is a speaker at Insight Information, presenting paper on “Punitive Damages, Going Beyond Bad Faith Insurance Cases – Plaintiff’s Perspective”.
October 27, 2006 Gary Will is a speaker at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association program, presenting paper on “Auto Defect Litigation”.
September, 2006 Gary Will is notified that he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in Canada”, 2007 Edition, in the field of Personal Injury Litigation.
August 15, 2006 Release of the decision of Justices LaForme, Gillese, and Blair in Hanna v. Abbott, 2006 CarswellOnt 4937 (Court File No. C42889), Court of Appeal for Ontario, which found in favour of the plaintiff, and set aside the findings of the trial judge which had, inter alia, dismissed the claim of the plaintiff.
July 16, 2006 Gary Will attends State Delegates’ meeting for the American Association for Justice, representing the Province of Ontario.
July 15, 2006 Gary Will is one of the organizers of the Canadian Legal Track for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Convention in Seattle.
July 15, 2006 Gary Will is a speaker at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America program, presenting paper on “Participation of U.S. Lawyers in Canadian Class Actions and Mass Torts”.
June 26, 2006 David Morin attends pre-trial in Martin v. Turpin (Court File No. 97/99, Superior Court of Justice, Bracebridge, Ontario), after which time settlement was ultimately reached in this matter, which was brought by the family of a deceased marine mechanic, who had died as a result of using an electrical drill to install a set of lights on the exterior rail of a pontoon boat during the course of his employment at the marina then owned by the defendants.
June 21, 2006 Gary Will is a speaker at Infonex program, Critical Issues in Insurance Litigation, presenting paper on “Class Action and Mass Tort Litigation in Canada”.
June, 2006 Gary Will is selected as Ontario’s representative to the State Delegates’ Committee of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
March, 2006 Gary Will and Paul Cahill co-author a paper for the Canadian Institute program, Medical Malpractice, contributing paper on “At What Point does Error in Judgment constitute Actionable Negligence”.
March 7, 2006 Gary Will attends before Justice Roccamo, to approve settlement and fees on behalf of the plaintiff who received catastrophic injuries resulting from her doctor’s medical malpractice. See Reasons of Justice Roccamo, Williams v. Bowler CanLII – 2006 CanLII 19466 (ON S.C.).
January 23 – 24, 2006 Gary Will is co-chair and conference organizer for Insight program on Drug Safety.
January 24, 2006 Gary Will is a speaker at Insight program, Drug Safety, presenting paper on “Emerging Issues in Pharmaceutical Litigation from the Plaintiff’s Perspective”.
December 19 -23, 2005 Gary Will appears as co-counsel before Justice MacDonald to argue a certification motion on behalf of individuals who consumed the drug, Prepulsid. The action is certified as a national class action. See Boulanger v. Johnson & Johnson
October, 2005 David Morin receives LL.M. from the Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto.
October 28, 2005 Gary Will is a speaker at the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia program, presenting paper on “Punitive Damages: Going Beyond Bad Faith Insurance Claims”.
September, 2005 Gary Will is notified that he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the inaugural “Best Lawyers of Canada”, 2006 Edition, in the field of Personal Injury Litigation.
September 13, 2005 Gary Will appears on behalf of the Electrical Industry of Ottawa, Health & Benefit Trust Fund, before Justice Winkler on a motion to consolidate the Vioxx class action litigation. See Setterington v. Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. 2005 Carswell Ontario 4306.
August 12, 2005 David Morin presents paper entitled “Remedies in Revolution: The Doctrine of Concurrency, Punitive Damages in the Commercial Context, and the Advancement of Economic Deterrence in Canadian Law”.
August 4, 2005 Justice Roccamo releases Reasons for Judgment for the plaintiff, Williams v. Bowler, CanLII – 2005 CanLII 27526 (ON S.C.) in a medical malpractice action, resulting in a verdict against the doctor for $4,200,000, plus costs.
July 25, 2005 Gary Will appears as Ontario’s representative to the State Delegates’ Committee for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
July 24, 2005 Gary Will is a speaker at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America program, presenting paper on “Bad Faith Insurance: From Trial to the Supreme Court of Canada”.
July 24, 2005 Gary Will is organizer at the Canadian Legal Track for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America program, in Toronto.
June 24, 2005 GGary Will attends a pre-trial and settlement conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to settle a claim on behalf of a family who suffered personal injury from mould contamination in their home. At the settlement conference, the claim settles for a substantial sum.
June 13 – 20, 2005 Gary Will and Chris Morrison attend before Justice Culllity to argue a certification motion in the Newmarket Courthouse action.
May 27, 2005 Gary Will is a speaker at a program of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, presenting paper on “Complex Litigation: Representing Multiple Plaintiffs”.
February 4, 2005 David Morin is a speaker at the Ontario Bar Association’s 2005 Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Municipal Law Section, presenting paper on “Evolving Municipal Liability under the Ontario Building Code Act”, Toronto, Ontario.
January 4, 2005 Gary Will and Paul Cahill appear in Kingston, Ontario, to commence a medical malpractice trial before Justice Roccamo. The action, which was tried during the months of January, February and May, 2005, resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff for $4,200,000, plus costs (Williams v. Bowler, CanLII – 2005 CanLII 27526 (ON S.C.)
September, 2004 Gary Will is notified that he has been selected for inclusion in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in the Personal Injury field.
September 29, 2004 John McCarthy is appointed Deputy Judge of the Ontario Superior Court, Small Claims Division, able to conduct proceedings in French as well as English.
July 5, 2004 Gary Will attends State Delegates’ meeting of the Association for Trial Lawyers of America, in Boston, as the representative for Ontario.
April 2, 2004 Gary Will is co-chair and conference organizer for the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association program: “Winning the Bad Faith Case IV”.
April 2, 2004 Gary Will is moderator of a Judges’ panel discussion on Bad Faith Insurance and Punitive Damages Issues, for a program of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
March 4, 2004 Gary Will is a speaker at the Osgoode Insurance Law Program, presenting paper on “Bad Faith: Moving Beyond Whiten”.
February 26, 2004 Gary Will is a speaker at the Canadian Institute program at a conference on Litigating Damages, presenting paper on “Trial Themes to Maximize an Award for Punitive Damages”.
February 2, 2004 Gary Will  appear in Kitchener to pick a Jury on behalf of a plaintiff injured when a horse escaped from a farm and ran into the plaintiff’s motor vehicle. The action settled after four days of trial, for an amount exceeding ten times the defendant’s pre-trial offer to settle.
December, 2003 Gary Will joins the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association for Peel & Halton.
2003 David Morin is appointed as a Deputy Judge of the Superior Court of Justice.
November 20, 2003 The Oakville office has its official office opening celebration.
October 25, 2003 Gary Will is a speaker at a program of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, presenting a paper on “Winning the Toxic Mould Case”.
October 20, 2003 The firm opens a third office in Oakville, Ontario.
September 24, 2003 Gary Will and Chris Morrison co-author a paper for the Canadian Institute program, New and Evolving Causes of Action: Drug and Medical Device Liability, contributing paper on “Plaintiff’s Perspective on the Emerging Issues in Drug Litigation”.
August, 2003 Readers Digest publishes article “Insurer from Hell” by Brock Ketcham – the story of the legal battle between Daphne and Keith Whiten and their insurance company, Pilot Insurance. See article.
June, 2003 Gary Will is re-elected by the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association to represent them as a State Delegate for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
April 24, 2003 Gary Will is a speaker at the Canadian Home Warranty Council program, Toxic Mould in Residential Buildings, presenting paper on “The Litigation of Toxic Mould Claims”.
April 4, 2003 Gary Will is a speaker at a program of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Winning the Bad Faith Case III, presenting paper on “Effective Trial Themes in a Bad Faith Case: What Works With a Jury”.
February 26, 2003 Gary Will is a speaker at the Osgoode Hall Professional Development program, Emerging Trends in Insurance Coverage and Litigation, presenting paper on “Bad Faith Liability Issues”.
February 3, 2003 Gary Will attends State Delegates’ meeting for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, representing Ontario.
January 23, 2003 Gary Will is a speaker at the University of Ottawa Law School, presenting paper on “Confessions of a Trial Lawyer”.
December 11 – 12, 2002 Gary Will attends a mediation in Los Angeles, California, on behalf of a family who lost their son as a result of a fire in a motor home. The case settled on terms favourable to the plaintiffs.
December 10, 2002 Gary Will appears as a panellist at the Canadian Institute program, National Forum on Toxic Mould Claims, participating in round table discussion on “Breaking the Mould: Novel Scientific and Legal Arguments to Establish or Refute Causation”.
December 9, 2002 Gary Will is a speaker at a program of the Canadian Institute, National Forum on Toxic Mould Claims, presenting paper on “Packaging your Mould Case for success: A Legal Tactical and Practical Guide”.
December 2, 2002 Gary Will is a speaker at the Ontario Bar Association program, Punitive Damage Claims: The Supreme Court has Spoken, presenting paper on “Litigating the Bad Faith Claim: the Plaintiff’s Perspective”.
November 15, 2002 Gary Will and Chris Morrison appear in the Ontario Court of Appeal to argue a number of appeals in the Prepulsid class action (Boulanger v. Johnson & Johnson Corp., CanLII – 2003 CanLII 52154 (ON C.A.)).
November 1, 2002 Gary Will is a speaker at the County of Carleton Law Association program, Practical Skills for the Litigator, at Chateau Montebello, presenting paper “The Aftermath of Whiten v. Pilot: Litigator’s Lessons”.
September 19, 2002 Gary Will is a speaker at Canadian Institute program, Advanced Forum on Litigating Damages, presenting paper on “Winning the Race: Advanced Plaintiff and Defence Strategies for Prevailing in your Punitive Damages Case”.
July 23, 2002 Gary Will attends the awards dinner of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, in Atlanta, Georgia, as a finalist for the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. See excerpt from brochure.
July 22, 2002 Gary Will attends the State Delegates’ meeting for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, representing Ontario.
June 14, 2002 Gary Will is a speaker at the national forum of the Canadian Institute on Insurance Litigation, presenting paper on “Winning the Race: Advanced Plaintiff and Defence Strategies for Prevailing in your Bad Faith Case”.
June 8, 2002 Gary Will is a speaker at a meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association in St. John’s, Newfoundland, presenting paper on “APTLA: Working to Keep our Families Safe”.
June 7, 2002 Gary Will is a speaker at the inaugural education conference of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association in St. John’s, Newfoundland, presenting paper on “Whiten: Now and in the Future”.
May 29, 2002 Gary Will is a speaker at a meeting of the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association, presenting paper on “The Future of Punitive Damages”.
May 25, 2002 Gary Will is a speaker at a meeting of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, presenting paper on “The Future of Punitive Damages”.
April 5, 2002 Gary Will is a speaker at a program of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Winning the Bad Faith Case II, presenting paper on “Trial Themes to Turn your Bad Faith Claim into an Award for Extra-contractual Damages”.
April 5, 2002 Gary Will is informed by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice that he is a finalist for the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. See excerpt from brochure.
March 14, 2002 Gary Will and Chris Morrison appear before Justice Nordheimer to argue a summary judgment motion in the Prepulsid class action. (Boulanger v. Johnson & Johnson Corp. 2002 Carswell Ont. 1395).
February 22, 2002 The Supreme Court of Canada releases its decision in Whiten v. Pilot, finding in favour of the plaintiff and restoring the jury verdict for punitive damages in the sum of $1,000,000. The Supreme Court of Canada noted the role of counsel in ensuring that the plaintiff obtained justice. See excerpt. Whiten v. Pilot Insurance CanLII – 2002 SCC 18 (CanLII).
January 20, 2002 Gary Will appears as a speaker at the Board of Directors’ meeting of the Ontario Brain Injury Association, on the topic, “How OTLA and OBIA can work together for the benefit of our clients”.
November 26, 2001 Gary Will and Chris Morrison appear as counsel on behalf of a solicitor on a trial of issues as set out by Justice Farley. (Platt, Re 2001 Carswell Ont. 4662).
October 25, 2001 Gary Will is Master of Ceremony and speaker at the 10th Anniversary dinner of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
September 7 – 10, 2001 Gary Will attends Presidents’ Council meeting for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America in Washington.
July 16, 2001 Gary Will appears at the State Delegates’ meeting for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, representing Ontario.
July 14, 2001 Gary Will is a speaker at a program of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, presenting paper on “Punitive Damages for Bad Faith Claims: Influence of American Experience on Emerging Tends in Canada”.
July 14, 2001 Gary Will is an organizer of the Canadian Legal Track for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, in Montreal.
June 11, 2001 Gary Will appears as a speaker at the Insight Program, Managing the Acquired Brain Injury Case, presenting paper on “Update on Punitive Damages”.
June 2, 2001 Gary Will appears as a speaker at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association conference, presenting paper on “Long-Term Disability Claims: Whiten, Clarfield and Beyond”.
May, 2001 Gary Will is elected as President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
May 24, 2001 Gary Will appears as speaker at a program of the Canadian Institute, Insurance Litigation, involving panel discussion of “Punitive Damages and Bad Faith Claims”.
May 15, 2001 Gary Will is interviewed for National Film Board of Canada production “Drug Deals: The Brave New World of Prescription Drugs”, produced for David Suzuki’s The Nature of Things.
March 19, 2001 – April 25, 2001 Gary Will and Chris Morrison appear as counsel at a Coroner’s Inquest on behalf of the Young family whose 15-year old daughter died after ingesting the drug medication, Prepulsid. The inquest resulted in a number of important recommendations by the jury with respect to the drug industry in Canada. See recommendations.
January 25, 2001 Gary Will is a speaker at Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, Scarborough Office, presenting paper on “Punitive Damages for Bad Faith”.
January 18, 2001 Gary Will is a speaker at Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, Oakville office, presenting paper on “Punitive Damages for Bad Faith”.
December 14, 2000 Gary Will appears as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada for the appellant, Daphne Whiten, seeking to restore the jury verdict for punitive damages of $1,000,000. The jury verdict is restored by the Supreme Court of Canada. (See Whiten v. Pilot Insurance CanLII – 2002 SCC 18 (CanLII).
November 14, 2000 Gary Will is an invited speaker to the Canadian Insurance Adjusters Association Conference, preparing a paper on “The Permissible Use of Polygraph Examinations in Insurance Cases”. The Conference is postponed.
November 7, 2000 Gary Will is a speaker at the Canadian Institute, Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, presenting paper on “Crime and Punishment: Bad Faith and Punitive Damages”.
September 28, 2000 Gary Will is a speaker at the Canadian Institute program on Product Liability Claims: How to Build/Defend your Case in the Internet Age, presenting paper on “Preservation of Evidence and Remedies for Spoliation”.
September 15, 2000 Gary Will is a speaker at a meeting of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, presenting paper on “Themes in a Bad Faith Case: Trial Preparation and Trial”.
September 15, 2000 Gary Will is an organizer of the inaugural education program “Winning the Bad Faith Case” for the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Bad Faith Litigation Section.
August 1, 2000 Gary Will attends the State Delegates’ meeting for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, representing Ontario.
July 5, 2000 Gary Will is a speaker at the Toronto Rehabilitation Hospital on the topic of “The Current Automobile Insurance Scheme”.
June, 2000 Gary Will is re-elected as the Ontario representative of the State Delegates’ Committee for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
June 20, 2000 Gary Will is a speaker at St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital on the topic of “Identifying the Needs of Patients and Preserving their Access to Justice”.
June 8 –July 8, 2000 Gary Will appears as counsel for three families during a Coroner’s Inquest arising out of a multi-vehicle crash involving 89 cars on Highway 401, in September, 1999, known as “Operation Fog”. The inquest resulted in a number of important recommendations by the jury with respect to transportation as well as police operations in Ontario. See recommendations.
May 25, 2000 Gary Will is elected as President-elect of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
May 16, 2000 Gary Will is a speaker at a conference of the Canadian Institute on CGL and P & C Insurance Coverage Disputes, presenting paper on “Developing Bad Faith and Punitive Damage Claims”.
May 9, 2000 Gary Will is a speaker at the Markdale Centre Grey Hospital, presenting paper on “Working Together in the Insurance Case”.
April 26, 2000 Gary Will is a speaker at the Toronto Claims Group Association, presenting paper on “Emerging Trends in the Law on Punitive Damages”.
March 17, 2000 Gary Will makes a presentation on behalf of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association in submissions to Peter Cory on his enquiry reviewing paralegal practice in Ontario.
February 11, 2000 Gary Will is a speaker at a conference of the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association, presenting paper on “Punitive Damages: Changing Views in Canadian Courts”.
February 3, 2000 Gary Will contributes paper to the Advocates Society courthouse series (Windsor, Ontario), presenting paper on “Bad Faith Claims and Punitive Damages”.
November 23, 1999 Gary Will is a speaker at a program of the Canadian Institute, Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, presenting paper on “Bad Faith and Good Faith Claims: When Claims lead to Aggravated and Punitive Damages”.
October, 1999 Gary Will becomes Managing Partner of the firm.
October 29, 1999 Gary Will is a speaker at a meeting of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, presenting paper on “Discovery in a Bad Faith Case: Setting up the Claim for Punitive Damages”.
October 19, 1999 Gary Will gives a lecture at McGill University, Faculty of Law, speaking on the topic of “The Evolution of the Law of Punitive Damages”.
October 14, 1999 The Supreme Court of Canada grants leave to appeal to Daphne Whiten in Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co. (1999) S.C.C.A. No. 157.
September 24, 1999 Opening of Branch office of Will Davidson LLP, in Huntsville.
July 19, 1999 Gary Will attends the State Delegates’ meeting of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America in San Francisco, representing Ontario.
May, 1999 Gary Will is elected as Vice-President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
April, 1999 Gary Will is appointed by Justice Susan Lang to the Toronto Region Case Management Steering Committee.
March 10, 1999 Gary Will is a speaker at a meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, Insurance Law Section, presenting paper on “Punitive Damages: A Strategy Session”.
February 19, 1999 Gary Will is a speaker at the Advocates Society, Practical Strategies for Advocates VIII, presenting paper on ”Deductibility of Collateral Benefits, Life post-Cugliari”.
February 5, 1999 The Ontario Court of Appeal releases its decision in Whiten v. Pilot 1999 Carswell Ont. 269, reducing the jury award for punitive damages from $1,000,000.00 to $100,000.00. A member of the jury writes the Whitens expressing serious disappointment at the reduction in the award. See letter. The Whitens give instructions to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
January 25, 1999 Gary Will attends a meeting of the State Delegates of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America in San Antonio, representing Ontario.
September 10, 1998 Gary Will is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation.
January, 1997 David Morin is made a partner in Will Davidson LLP.

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