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January 4, 2021

Burn Tucker Lachaîne Partners Are Certified Specialists in Civil Litigation

Did you know that our three partners at Burn Tucker Lachaîne have been certified as specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society […]
December 14, 2018

A municipal sidewalk at the entrance to a patio in front of a coffee shop? Can the coffee shop also be an occupier?

A municipal sidewalk at the entrance to a patio in front of a coffee shop? Can the coffee shop also be an occupier?
December 17, 2014

South Ottawa crash causes serious injury; impairment suspected

Since the start of the holiday season, we've been discussing the dangers of impaired driving, as the rate of alcohol-related crashes tends to be higher in the midst of holiday festivities. Far too often, impaired driving has devastating consequences for Ontario residents.
November 27, 2014

OPP launches Festive RIDE Campaign against impaired driving

The holiday season is a delightful time to gather with friends, family and co-workers to celebrate the old year and welcome the new one. In anticipation of the festivities, we recently put together a list of 10 tips for hosting a safe holiday party.
October 24, 2014

What are the consequences of over-serving a patron?

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has strict rules about serving alcohol to intoxicated bar and restaurant patrons.
October 19, 2014

Minimizing liability while event hosting

Some readers from Ontario may have an interest in event hosting. While such activities can indeed be fun for those involved, it may also be important to take a few precautions to protect oneself from liability in case of an incident.
September 8, 2014

Assault by bouncer

Unfortunately, all too often, there are incidents at bars and nightclubs which involve staff (typically bouncers, but not always) assaulting patrons. These establishments (taverns) are subject to very specific rules when it comes to the service of alcohol and the use of force.
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