Personal Injury

Mediation After Hours

Evenings, Weekends….Whatever it Takes to Settle Your Case at Mediation.

Who says that mediations should only take place on Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ? This is not Court. This is Alternative Dispute Resolution !

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The Costs of Refusing Mediation

 

June, 2018  (12 minute read):

A recent Ontario Court decision demonstrates why refusing to participate in mediation in a civil proceeding, where mediation is not mandatory, can be expensive in the end. This decision of Mew J. respecting costs followed a seven-day jury trial in Belleville of a (non-MVA) personal injury matter. Liability and damages were in issue. After the jury found that the plaintiff was 25% contributorily negligent, damages were assessed at $212,000 including interest. The plaintiff sought costs on a partial indemnity basis of $269,371 plus tax.  The defendant argued that $150,000 inclusive of HST was appropriate.

In his reasons, the judge considered the various criteria and general principles relevant to the fixing of costs, including that “the usual rule in Read more →