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Newfoundland and Labrador Accident and Injury Law Blog

St. John's injury, malpractice, and class action lawyer Ches Crosbie and his team write blog articles on interesting law-related issues in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada. These blogs articles are about issues that affect clients, consumers, and the public. We hope you find our blog interesting and informative, and feel free to submit a comment at the end of the articles. We like to hear your opinions, too!


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4/17/2014
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Residential Schools Class Action to be Tried in November

The exclusion of NL residential school survivors in the national settlement and official apology is both upsetting and disturbing. Trial is set for November.

Category: NL Residential Schools Class Action

4/9/2014
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Why Does Cross-Examination Matter to the Ordinary Injury Client?

I'm amused to discover that a video of me doing a cross-examination is making the rounds at a prominent defence law firm as a lesson in cross-examination.

Category: General

4/8/2014
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Dr. Clevenger Testifies, Slams Government Handling of Moose-Vehicle Collision Mitigation

This is a blog post by Moose-Vehicle Class Action lawyer Ches Crosbie on the performance of a key witness in his trial.

Category: Moose-Vehicle Class Action

4/4/2014
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Is Government Liable for Not Exercising Control Over Moose?

If private citizens are responsible for their dairy cows, why isn't Government responsible for the moose? This question speaks to an argument in the Moose case.

Category: Moose-Vehicle Class Action

4/1/2014
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We Encountered Our First Major Obstacle in the Moose Case

Court was cancelled due to a major winter storm in Newfoundland. Here is a break down of what you can expect from trial this week.

Category: Moose-Vehicle Class Action

3/25/2014
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Malpractice Trial Ends with a Bang

Malpractice lawyer Ches Crosbie sums up his account of a medical malpractice trial.

Category: Medical Malpractice

3/19/2014
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Twelve Rounds with the Defence Champion in a Malpractice Trial

Medical malpractice lawyer Ches Crosbie describes his cross-examination of a defence expert in his malpractice trial.

Category: Medical Malpractice

3/11/2014
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Moose Vehicle Collision Case: Government Delivers Legal Brief

The Moose-Vehicle Class Action trial is three weeks away and Governemnt delivered their legal brief today.

Category: Moose-Vehicle Class Action

3/11/2014
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Injured Doctor Tells the Truth on Day 6 of Trial

Many compelling testimonies can start unravelling under cross-examination - not this client's testimony.

Category: Medical Malpractice

3/10/2014
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Entering Week 2 of Trial – Confusion Remains at Bay

Ches comments on his current medical malpractice trial, which is the first medical malpractice trial in the province in 5 years.

Category: Medical Malpractice

2/18/2014
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How Do You Present a Complex Medical Malpractice Case and Not Get Lost in the Detail?

In medical malpractice cases, if the judge is confused, the defendant wins. Anchors create a theme and details can be filled in along the way.

Category: Medical Malpractice

2/18/2014
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Viva La Revolución! The Health Care Revolution, That Is.

Politicians hoping to become the new Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador should stand with the people on health care.

Category: Medical Malpractice

2/10/2014
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Moose-Vehicle Class Action Mandatory Mediation Denied?

The judge denied court ordered mediation of the Moose-Vehicle Class Action. Ches believes we should never give up on alternatives to trial.

Category: Moose-Vehicle Class Action

2/7/2014
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Parents of Sports Team Members Beware

High school football hazing is still alive and well and lawyer Chuck Boyk is doing a case where a high school student suffered brain injury because of it.

Category: General

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2/5/2014
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Reason for Avalon Traffic Mess is Uncovered

Vehicle registrations in Newfoundland and Labrador are skyrocketing and so are the number of vehicle accidents.

Category: Car Accidents

1/21/2014
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Will Road Rage Come to St. John's?

Moose Class Action lawyer Ches Crosbie discusses extreme road rage in the USA. Government should establish a task force to prevent road rage incidents in NL.

Category: Car Accidents

1/9/2014
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Can Moose Climb Over Highway Fencing?

A recent situation in Newfoundland’s Gander International Airport no doubt has people wondering about the effectiveness of moose fencing. We looked into it.

Category: Moose-Vehicle Class Action

1/3/2014
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Wrongful Death or Wrongful Life?

Ches shares his thoughts on meaningful goal-setting and how this helps him and others avoid living a wrongful life.

Category: General

12/20/2013
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The Perils of Not Blaming Moose

A Moose Class Action member and former wildlife conservation officer responds to the idea that the Moose Class Action's success could eliminate moose from NL.

Category: Moose-Vehicle Class Action

12/12/2013
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Biggest Road Accident Case Ever?

One attribute law firms love to claim for themselves is “we are the biggest”. We're doing the biggest road accident claim in the history of NL, maybe anywhere.

Category: Moose-Vehicle Class Action

12/10/2013
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Newfoundland Government Pleads for Time in Moose Case

Ches explains what happened earlier this week in a Government filed court application to postpone trial and speculates on what's to come.

Category: Moose-Vehicle Class Action

12/3/2013
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Vulnerable Road Users and the Law

There is a presumption that when an accident occurs, the accident is the fault of the motorist. This presumption can be rebutted by evidence from the motorist.

Category: Car Accidents

11/29/2013
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Challenging the Intersection and Avoiding Injury

Ches describes what he learned about "challenging the intersection" from the 2013 Safety Services NL conference and the dangers of driving in St. John's.

Category: Car Accidents

11/14/2013
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Supreme Court Gives Effective Green Light to VLT Class Action

A trilogy of decisions handed down recently by the Supreme Court of Canada relates to the VLT action in Newfoundland and is binding on the Newfoundland court.

Category: VLT Class Action

11/14/2013
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Can Modest Claims for Personal Injury Damages in Tort Proceed to Trial?

In an important ruling handed down recently, the Supreme Court of Canada has given a vote of confidence in aggregate damages assessment...

Category: Accidents and Injuries

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