Has coronavirus rung the death knell for civil jury trials?

There is a strong case for abolishing juries in civil trials in light of COVID-19 court closures and the ensuing backlogs and delays, says Easy Legal Group of Companies President and CEO Larry Herscu.

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Modernization initiatives piloted during COVID-19 a boon for access to justice: Herscu

By Kirsten McMahon  

Several court modernization projects conducted in Ontario have been trying to keep the system moving and are promising for access to justice, says Easy Legal Group of Companies President and CEO Larry Herscu.

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Nominal rebates signal auto insurers’ reluctance to adjust rates

Insurance companies in Ontario are facing roadblocks if they attempt to increase auto insurance premiums in the near future, says Easy Legal Group of Companies President and CEO Larry Herscu.

“If anything, drivers in the province should see reduced car insurance rates beyond the patchwork of nominal rebates that have been offered as a result of COVID-19,” he says.

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Contingency Fee Acceleration Program™ Launch

Seahold has launched the Contingency Fee Acceleration Program,™ in response to feedback from its lawyer partners.

Its aim is to bridge the financial gap between settled cases and the receipt of pending contingency fees, based on delays caused by COVID, allowing lawyers immediate access to funding to support their businesses. 

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Easy Legal Finance Inc. Acquires Seahold Investments Inc.

Easy Legal Finance Inc. acquires Seahold Investments Inc.

Strategic acquisition strengthens market position, as a leading litigation financing firm, servicing the personal injury sector.

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RECENT COURT DECISIONS

Below are several recent court decisions on plaintiff financing. If you have any questions on these decisions or what they could mean to you, please feel free to contact Seahold.

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ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION

Do you miss getting information and recent industry news from Seahold? You can get back on our mailing list. You just need to sign up. Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL) came into effect July 1, 2014. It is in place to protect Canadians while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace.

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