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When Fitness Equals Finance

When Fitness Equals Finance

When Logan was young, he would spend every day outdoors. There was nothing he loved more than tossing a ball, shooting a puck, and running around with his friends. He was athletic from the time he could walk  – and physical activity was an important part of his life. As he got older he began to run marathons. Fitness became not only a hobby, but a lifestyle for him. For that reason, he decided to turn his passion into a career. He loved his job as a physical trainer. Not only was he active all day long, but he felt like he was truly helping others achieve their...
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A Carpenter Without her Tools

A Carpenter Without her Tools

As soon as Ira picked up a hammer in her high school shop class, she knew that building was what she was meant to do. Woodworking became an early passion of hers, and her skills grew stronger as she worked as an apprentice under many accomplished craftspeople. What started as a hobby became a career, and she was great at what she did. At the age of 40, Ira had been working as a professional carpenter for nearly 20 years. One day, she lost her balance while working on site, and dropped a power tool. Nobody was harmed, but she was still concerned. This was the first time...
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Getting Around with MS

Getting Around with MS

When Adam was 32, he noticed some changes in the way he felt, both physically and emotionally. He was suddenly more tired than usual and started suffering from dizzy spells. His sister had an iron deficiency, and he thought that may be the case for himself as well. He approached his doctor, and after testing his iron levels and seeing that they were regular, he was asked to come in for another appointment. Almost as an afterthought, he mentioned to his doctor that he had recently begun experiencing some tenderness and pain in his face. She thought it would be a good idea...
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Celebrities with MS

Celebrities with MS

On October 20, Selma Blair made headlines when she revealed that she had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Best known for her roles in films like Hellboy, Legally Blonde, and Cruel Intentions, the actress made the announcement via Instagram, confidently telling her fans, “I have MS and I am okay.” That optimistic message has been expressed by other celebrities with MS. That list includes Jack Osbourne, Richard Pryor, and the award-winning writer Joan Didion, all of whom were (and are) able to lead fulfilling lives in the years following their diagnoses....
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A Successful Settlement for a Backache Claim Denied

A Successful Settlement for a Backache Claim Denied

As we get older, many of us struggle with some sort of back pain. Our jobs often require us to sit or stand for long periods of time, and our busy lifestyles can make it difficult to find time to exercise . Muscle agitation in the back is common for so many people, and for some, it can take a massive toll on daily life and the ability to work. Patricia had been a dentist for ten years when she started to develop severe back pain. While working with a patient one day, she felt spasms in her lower back. Unable to interrupt  the dental procedure she was performing, she had...
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Update on Wiles v. Sun Life – Limitation Periods and Relief from Forfeiture – Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Summary Dismissal of Claim

Update on Wiles v. Sun Life – Limitation Periods and Relief from Forfeiture...

Several months ago, I wrote a blog regarding this case where I suggested that perhaps the summary judgment decision would be reviewed by the Ontario Court of Appeal. The OCA released their decision on September 19, 2018, upholding the dismissal granted by Justice Taylor. Taylor, J. had dismissed the lawsuit against both Sun Life and the employer on the basis that the one-year limitation period in Sun Life’s LTD policy had been missed, and on the basis that Ms. Wiles failure to submit a timely LTD application did not provide the necessary criteria for granting relief from...

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