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At Last: Pope Apologizes For Abuses Committed In Residential Schools

At Last: Pope Apologizes For Abuses Committed In Residential Schools

AT LAST. AT LONG, LONG LAST. The Pope has just apologized for the abuses committed by certain members of the Catholic Church against children while students at Canada’s residential schools.  He delivered his apology directly to school survivors who were delegated to meet with him at the Vatican.  The apology had been sought for decades.  […]

Family Violence: A Step Forward In Abuse Cases In Ontario

Family Violence: A Step Forward In Abuse Cases In Ontario

WHEN SPOUSES ACT VERY BADLY – A BRAND NEW PATH FOR JUSTICE IN ONTARIO Finally.   After decades of relative inaction, our civil courts have decided to do something about family violence. A Better Option  True, the abused spouse could always lay criminal charges for assault or uttering threats.  But the standard for proof in a […]

Why Private Law Firms Cannot Help Unionized Employees

Why Private Law Firms Cannot Help Unionized Employees

LIMITED OPTIONS: WHEN YOU ARE A MEMBER OF A UNION Our firm regularly receives inquiries from frustrated unionized employees who have been injured on or off the job, are experiencing harassment, or are battling other legal challenges at their place of work. In most of these cases, the employee feels that the union is not […]

5 Common Reasons Insurers Deny Disability Claims

5 Common Reasons Insurers Deny Disability Claims

PUSHING BACK WHEN THE INSURER DENIES YOUR LONG TERM DISABILITY CLAIM At Tamming Law, over our 30 years of litigating long-term disability claims, we have heard all the reasons insurers use to deny  claims for disability benefits. In our experience, there are 5 that are quite common. Let’s go over them.   #1 “Our Medical […]

The Local Firefighter Who Stood Her Ground

The Local Firefighter Who Stood Her Ground

TREAT YOUR EMPLOYEES FAIRLY AND DECENTLY OR PAY THE CONSEQUENCES Melanie McGraw is one impressive firefighter.  A captain in her local volunteer force in Dundalk, Ontario and its administrative assistant, a part time instructor for the Ontario Fire College, and now a full-time Platoon Chief in Kirkland Lake, her dedication to the fire service is […]

Why Are Compensation Awards All Over The Map?

Why Are Compensation Awards All Over The Map?

Shedding light on personal injury compensation awards Why are compensation rewards all over the map? Terrific question.   Simply put, each injury is different and each person is different.  There is no “off the shelf” approach to personal injury compensation. Take a fractured wrist.  A lawyer does not pull a book out and go look […]