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LAWPRO Alert! Avoid Rule 48 administrative dismissals: Only 30 days left to set down or resolve pre-2012 matters

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LAWPRO encourages all lawyers to take immediate action to ensure their pre-2012 files will either resolve or be set down for trial by December 1, 2016. Remember, under the new Rule 48, matters commenced before January 1, 2012 that are not set down for trial will be automatically dismissed – without notice to counsel –… Read More »

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Rule 48 dismissal FAQs

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In the last year we have received inquiries regarding the new Rule 48. Here are the questions we most frequently hear: 1. The main action is administratively dismissed under Rule 48. What happens to related counterclaims, cross claims and third party claims? Counterclaims, crossclaims, and third party claims are dealt with under Rule 48.14(9), which… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

Thousands of pre-2012 matters will be automatically dismissed January 1, 2017

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This is an alert LAWPRO sent to litigation lawyers on February 3, 2016. The clock is ticking. Under the new Rule 48.14 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, matters commenced before January 1, 2012 that are not set down for trial will be automatically dismissed – without notice to you – on January 1, 2017…. Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims

How lawyers can avoid the dangers of procrastination

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Whether it’s leaving a university essay until the last minute or deciding to sort your sock drawer instead of doing your taxes, procrastination is something everyone struggles with in life. However in your law practice, the results can be more damaging. In the past five years LAWPRO has received nearly 300 claims resulting from ‘procrastination’,… Read More »

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Don’t Let Fear Take Over Your Practice

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Recently I experienced a night of cold sweats, anxiety, and dread. It all began with a family ski trip to Radium, Alberta. We were looking forward to enjoying the hot springs, the bighorn sheep, and the majesty of the Canadian Rockies. While there we planned to spend some time at the local ski resort. When… Read More »

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Warning: Insurers can ‘contract out’ of the Limitations Act, 2002 in ‘non-consumer’ policies

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The law of limitations applicable to insurance claims has entered a period of uncertainty, arising in part from insurers’ ability to “contract out” of the Limitations Act, 2002 (LA 2002) where the insured is not a “consumer.” Claims on group long-term disability policies may prove especially hazardous. This article by Debra Rolph, Director of Research… Read More »

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