General Interest Blog

New Ontario Superior Court Judge Sworn In

At the law offices of Greg Monforton & Partners, we are proud to announce that Mr. George King, a good friend of the firm and a highly respected labour lawyer in Windsor, was sworn in on Friday as a judge of the Superior Court of Ontario. Taking oath in front of presiding Superior Court Justice Frank... Read More

Windsor Law Pioneer Passes At Age 83

The greater Windsor law community lost one of its pioneers earlier this week after succumbing to complications from pneumonia on Tuesday morning. A popular individual within the legal industry and beyond, Mr. Martin Wunder was known for his tenacity and fearlessness when representing his clients while also being widely acknowledged as a very skilled tactician... Read More

Number of Canadian Auto Recalls Highest Ever in 2014

With over 8 million vehicles having been recalled in Canada last year, 2014 goes on record as the year with the greatest number of country-wide recalls to date. Data from Transport Canada reveals that the nation witnessed almost 600 recalls in 2014 for problems ranging from air bag defects to faulty ignition switches. General Motors... Read More

ALERT: More Than 140,000 Recalled GM Vehicles Still Driving In Canada

In a recent statement released by Transport Canada, it has been revealed that more than 140,000 recalled General Motors vehicles are still driving on the road in Canada without having had the vehicle faults corrected. Despite the federal government issuing a safety advisory in October and numerous notification efforts from the agency, tens of thousands... Read More

Slip-and-Fall Season Approaches as Ice and Snow Begin to Stick

As the temperatures continue to drop and snow and ice cover the ground, the dangers of getting around in inclement weather and on iced-over roads are even more apparent. Greg Monforton & Partners would like to remind all motorists and pedestrians to be patient while traveling this winter. Slow down while you walk, maintain a... Read More

Accident Drill Educates Windsor High School Students in Real-Life Setting

Roughly 30 physics and automotive students from Windsor High School were able to experience the urgency of an auto accident in a demonstration put on by local emergency response agencies. In a mock drill, the students witnessed police, fire rescue and EMTs respond to a two-car collision, with a volunteer student in place inside one... Read More

Ontario Legislation to Address Distracted Driving

On Tuesday, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca proposed a revised version of a bill to address Ontarios issue of distracted driving and other key problems that the province is attempting to limit. The bills supporters believe that increasing the fines associated with drugged driving, dooring cyclists, and cell phone use are an appropriate response to... Read More

Proposed Legislation Will Increase Fines, Demerit Points for Texting Drivers

In an effort to curb distracted driving in Ontario, the province may pass legislation to increase the fines and demerit points associated with texting while driving. The new law, to be proposed when legislature resumes October 20, would mean texting motorists could face a fine of $1,000 and three demerit points on their licence. These... Read More

Car Rental Companies Warned GM About Airbag Issues

A new report suggests that seven years ago Vanguard Car Rental USA Inc. contacted General Motors about investigating a fatal rollover crash in California wherein the airbag in a Chevrolet Cobalt did not deploy. The information was reported on July 31 by Bloomberg who reports that Vanguard was not the only car rental company that... Read More

New Legislation Could Help Fight Insurance Fraud and Protect Consumers

Did you know that new legislation introduced on July 15 aims to help lower the insurance premiums for many Ontario motorists? The Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act is a combination of two formerly introduced pieces of legislation, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act and the Roadside Assistance Protection Act.... Read More