ZTGH Community News
New Practice Group:
Estate Litigation
In the fall, the Estate Litigation practice group was formed with Jonathan Schrieder and Andrew McKague as co-chairs. The lawyers in the newly minted group are currently pursuing continuing education and marketing efforts to grow this new line of work. It is a different area of expertise for us, but we are excited to try something new. Check out our practice group page here .
Eric and Shanti in WP Magazine
Eric Grossman and Shanti Barclay were published in WP Magazine, the official publication of the OIAA, this month. They co-wrote an article about the El-Khodr v. Lackie and Cobb v. Long deicions entitled I WON! Making Sense of a Jury Verdict in the Changing World of Personal Injury Law

It is a featured article in the publication, you can view it here if you have an OIAA membership. I will send it to everyone when I get my hands on a copy!
ZTGH Big Wins
We had some big legal wins at the firm recently, as a result of some incredible team work. If I am forgetting anyone, please let me know for inclusion in next month's news.



´╗┐Patrick won at the LAT in twice in January ( 17-002689 v. Aviva and 17-002501 v. TD Home & Aut o), Patrick is becoming a LAT expert and is part of the Canadian Defence Lawyers AB committee. You can read his decisions here .
As the new Co-Chair of the Appellate Advocacy group, Meredith has had two recent victories, Aviva and Abbas/Al-Khunfasi as well as a big win at the Court of Appeal in Smith v. Allstate . Meredith's decisions are here .
Lest you think Meredith's co-chair in the Appellate group is not pulling his weight. Eric argued and won an appeal order in Mohammed and Allstate .
Paul Irish had a huge win with Basit v. Economical where he successfully got the action dismissed and got $12,000 in costs. You can read the endorsement here

Brian had a win on an improper Rule 21/22 motion (with some help from Nick) in Nwokomah v. Galle . you can read Nick's blog here and the decision here .
Nick won at the LAT on the rate of mileage allowed to the spouse of an injured person in 17-002703 v. Intact. You can read that decision here.

´╗┐Suzanne had a win for Aviva at the LAT. In 17-002814 v. Aviva she argued that the Applicant was not eligible for assessment costs and overdue payments. You can read the decision here .

Andrew and Shanti (with some heavy lifting from Alex) had a great win on a difficult motion in Asrat v. 1438305 Ontario Inc
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The defendants were trying to allege misconduct. J. Koehnen spent time reviewing those allegations andthey were dismissed.

You can find the decision on both Shanti and Andrew's bios.
20 Things for 20 Years
    
When we started out the year in 2017, the marketing committee wanted to celebrate the firm's 20th year by doing 20 different things. The ideas ranged from Dagmara climbing to the top of Table Mountain in Capetown with the ZTGH logo in a #ZTGHEverywhere contest, to asking our clients to chose a charity they would like us to donate to. The full list of 20 things for 20 years is here .

In 2018, we thought 21 things for 21 years might be too obvious, so we are focusing on how we can provide the best service to our clients, our profession, and our community. If you have any ideas about community outreach or streamlining our practices or new initiatives to strengthen the individual and corporate bond between us and our clients, please let us know!
   The ZTGH Blog
We publish case commentaries on our website 1-2 times a week, written and edited by our lawyers. Sharing is a super kind thing to do . Please take a moment to share one of our blogs on your Linkedin page. Our most recent blogs include:
Did you know that ZTGH has a podcast where the lawyers discuss recent jurisprudence? I am biased, but I heart them. We have two new podcasts this month: Shanti discusses the El-Khodr and Cobb decisions and Jonathan Schrieder and Timmie speak about Estates and contesting a will. Julie Levac, also very kindly, added her voice to the opening credits of the estates podcast (And she has the best radio voice). Take a listen !
OIAA Claims Conference
ZTGH had a booth at the OIAA Claims Conference, which was held on January 30th. Nathalie spoke to a group of over 120 adjusters about Loss Transfer and Priority Issues. Our booth was not only beside the free food, but we were offering handwriting analysis to the conference attendees. Maybe it was the moustache, but we were pretty popular.
Spotted!
Have you met Sarah McGee at reception? She is great and very helpful, and a little shy around cameras (so Aly from the mailroom helped her out). I would love to add a picture of Christine McKenna, but I haven't spotted her yet!
   If you have any community news, please email Stan for inclusion in the next issue.
Thanks for reading!