Peter Cronyn Featured in Lawyers Daily Article – Part 1

May 7, 2018
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Peter Cronyn was featured in a Lawyers Daily article this week, called “Wrongful impregnation of patients with fertility doctors’ own sperm raises novel criminal law questions, experts say”. It is the first in a two-part series. The piece looks at the legal implications of misconduct in fertility treatment, and discusses Dr Norman Barwin, the fertility doctor who is alleged to have inseminated patients with the wrong sperm, sometimes his own.

Revenge Porn Update

April 26, 2018
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How serious is revenge porn? Natasha Chettiar discusses a recent law suit in Manitoba, where a woman learned that her prospective employer had been sent intimate images of her without her knowledge or consent. She has started a court claim seeking damages, as well as a court injunction ordering anyone who may have copies of her intimate images to destroy them and refrain from distributing them any further.

The Right to One’s Image – Privacy Laws in Quebec

April 23, 2018
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The civil remedies available to deal with the problem of “revenge porn” are still in their early stages of development in Ontario. By contrast, the principles applicable to these cases have been settled for quite some time in Quebec. This post looks compares Ontario privacy law with the law in Quebec.

Dr. Barwin – Media Coverage

April 12, 2018
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The story of Dr. Norman Barwin and the allegations that he used his own sperm in his fertility practice has been widely reported. It is testament to what a devastating story it is, and how life-changing for the patients and children involved. The class action against Dr. Barwin has made news not only in Canada, but around the world. Below are some selected articles.

The Barwin Babies: A CTV W5 Investigation

April 5, 2018
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In 2016, Nelligan O’Brien Payne commenced a class action law suit against Dr. Norman Barwin who allegedly used his own sperm to impregnate up to 11 patients seeking fertility treatments at his clinic, the Broadview Fertility Clinic. CTV’s W5 investigated this story, and it will air on Saturday, April 7th at 7pm.

6 Steps To Follow After A Motor Vehicle Accident

November 30, 2017
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Motor vehicle accidents can be stressful and sometimes traumatic events. You will likely be shaken or in shock, and possibly injured. They can occur so quickly, you may not fully understand what actually happened, or even the extent of your injuries. You may wonder: what do I do now? Here is a list of 6 steps you should follow if you are involved in an car accident.

Life Care Plans: What Works and What Doesn’t

September 19, 2017
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Life care planners and medical rehab professionals! Join us on Thursday, October 19th for a half-day education session focused on preparing or contributing to a Life Care Plan. This event is geared towards everyone in the rehabilitation community.

Fighting Back Against Stereotypes – The Challenge of Invisible Injuries

July 25, 2017
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Anyone who has suffered from chronic pain or a traumatic brain injury will understand why these are sometimes called “invisible injuries”. While everything may appear to be fine on the outside, daily life can be a painful struggle. Two recent Ottawa decisions remind us of the important role plaintiff’s counsel play in combatting stereotypes about these types of injuries.