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Toyota Canada Recalls More Than 500,000 Cars

Victor Lewin
Monday, April 14, 2014

Some owners of Toyota vehicles in Nova Scotia could soon find themselves affected by the company's recently announced recall. Toyota Canada has announced that 513,401 cars spanning a variety of models will be recalled due to potential problems with their seat rails, steering columns and engine starters, among other issues. One of the models involved is a General Motors Corp. Pontiac Vibe, which was built at a factory in California that GM shares with Toyota.
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Highway 101 Crash in Nova Scotia Hospitalizes 3 Women

Victor Lewin
Thursday, April 03, 2014

An accident on Highway 101 sent three women to hospital on March 29. The car accident occurred on an untwinned section of the highway near Hantsport at about 3:30 p.m., causing the highway to close for more than 3 hours while investigators gathered evidence and crews cleared away debris at the scene.
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Possible Complications from Oxytocin Use

Victor Lewin
Thursday, March 27, 2014

In a study with implications for pregnant women in Nova Scotia, researchers found that administering a drug to induce labour could cause complications for both the mother and the child. A group reviewed 74 cases over an 11-year time span and observed that the use of oxytocin could lead to difficulties in detecting abnormal fetal heart beats, unnecessary inductions and a lack of staff to watch over the mother. The related risks could lead to serious injuries or even death, and later to potential medical malpractice lawsuits.
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Summer Is On the Way - Boating Insurance

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 21, 2014

Before summer approaches, boat owners and operators should turn their minds to whether they have adequate insurance in place. Many owners and operators believe that any potential claims brought against them for a boating accident will be covered by their homeowners insurance. However, this is not always the case and water enthusiasts should be aware of exactly when their insurance company will step in and indemnify them.
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Is The Soup Too Hot?

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We have all heard of the case of the woman who sued McDonalds after she was burnt by a cup of hot coffee. Recently Canada has seen a similar case go before the Courts however the Canadian case, Laflamme v. Groupe TDL ltée, involves our own Tim Hortons and a bowl of hot potato soup. ..

Nova Scotia Man Tells Story of Logging Truck Accident

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Nova Scotia man described his experience of his sedan nearly being hit by loose logs after a log truck lost its load on March 14. On 3 p.m. that Friday, he was travelling from Sweets Corner to the Windsor hockey arena where he served as a coach during the mid-afternoon when he saw the log truck take a corner too quickly. He noticed the end of the load began to break free and fall off the truck. He knew that he couldn't avoid the car accident or dodge all of the logs coming toward him on the road. He accelerated, turned hard to avoid the logs and rolled his vehicle into a ditch. He explained that his sedan suffered serious damage after it flipped end over end.
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National Class Certified in Nova Scotia in Wright Hip Implant Case

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 14, 2014

On March 7, 2014, the Honourable Justice Michael Wood released his decision which certified the proposed class action on behalf of Canadian residents who received a Wright Medical Profemur Hip Implant after February, 2001 and suffered a fracture of a component of that system. The certification motion was heard before Justice Wood on August 15, 2013. Wagners filed the class action on September 13, 2011.
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Worker Struggles to Recover After Hit-and-Run

Victor Lewin
Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have extended the search for a motorist that injured a pedestrian in a car accident in 2013. They are checking records for the type of car that was seen driving away from the accident. Authorities reported that the vehicle was a golden-coloured Mazda Protégé from model years 2000 to 2003, and they are asking people in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward to watch out for the sedan.
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