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    HomeNews & ArticlesEwing (Litigation guardian of) v. Conte

    Ewing (Litigation guardian of) v. Conte

    September 10, 2013  |  By:  Troy Lehman, Adam R. Little

    This is an important decision involving an injured person’s ability to access justice without delay.

    It involves a woman who suffered a catastrophic brain injury when she was hit by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian. The collision happened in Toronto. The case was commenced in Barrie, where trial dates are readily available. The defence brought a motion to transfer the trial to Toronto. The Toronto system is backlogged and a transfer to Toronto would have meant that the trial would be delayed for three years. Justice Vallee found that such a delay would be “shameful” in a case involving a seriously injured plaintiff and dismissed the defence motion.

    Ewing v Conte et al,[ 2013] OJ No 3442, Dated Jul 30, 2013

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    Troy Lehman

    A graduate of the University of Western Ontario law school, Troy was called to the bar in 2001. Troy received the highest mark on the Bar Admission course by anyone from Western University. Troy...

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    Adam R. Little

    As a partner at Oatley Vigmond, Adam believes that achieving exceptional results in personal injury claims requires creativity, dedication, perseverance and hard work. He strives to apply those...

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