By Alyshah Hasham Courts Reporter Mon., Dec. 3, 2018 If a drunk driver veered onto a sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 16, his auto insurance policy would typically pay damages awarded to the injured parties in a lawsuit. But if the driver was found to have driven into the pedestrians intentionally — as Alek Minassian is alleged to have done with a rented van in April 2018 — the insurance providers could argue that no payout is required. Alternatively, they might offer a reduced payout of as little as $200,000 — the statutory minimum for coverage — no matter how much the driver was insured for, and that amount would be shared among the many victims. With the first of several expected lawsuits against Minassian and the van rental company now filed with the court, experts say the victims of the Yonge St. rampage may be denied the benefits they would have received in a typical collision case. “While insurance policies cover … [Read more...] about Van attack lawsuits face hurdles with insurance claims
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SINGAPORE: A 57-year-old man who was disqualified from driving not only ignored the ban, he went ahead to drive while intoxicated and produced a forged driving licence when he was approached by the police. For the offences, Tan Siew Jing was on Tuesday (Jul 10) sentenced to 22 weeks' jail and a fine of S$1,000.Tan was not supposed to be driving as he had been disqualified from doing so from Dec 12, 2014, to Dec 11, 2017. He had been sentenced in November 2014 for drink driving and for driving during the disqualification period. He also received six weeks' jail for those offences.However, on Sep 25, 2017, Tan took the keys to his wife's car without her knowledge, as she knew he was banned from driving.He drove for about an hour and went to a seafood restaurant at East Coast Park where he had dinner and alcoholic drinks, court documents said.He left at about 9pm and drove to the East Coast Park service road near the National Sailing Centre and … [Read more...] about Man who defied driving ban, used forged driving licence jailed
By Betsy Powell Court Reporter Wed., June 20, 2018 The widow of the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford is fighting to stay out of jail at a sentencing hearing Wednesday for an impaired driving conviction. The Crown asked the judge to send Renata Ford to jail for 45 days after she pleaded guilty in October to a 2016 charge. She has two previous convictions — in 1997 when she refused to provide a breath sample and in 2005 for impaired driving. But Ford’s defence lawyer argued that that she should avoid jail time because she was remorseful and didn’t cause extensive damage. “I’m truly sorry for my actions,” Ford, 47, told the judge, who will sentence her at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ford’s car “rubbed up against” another vehicle at the entrance of the Humbertown Plaza on the Kingsway near Royal York Rd., on Dec. 28, 2016, according to an agreed statement of facts filed in court. Article Continued Below Ford pulled … [Read more...] about Renata Ford fights to stay out of jail at sentencing hearing for 2016 impaired driving charge
We don’t need knowledge of rocket science to be alarmed. Self-driving cars will put human cabbies and chauffeurs out of a job. We journalists face an even more immediate threat, with algorithms already writing news stories from information gathered online. The seminar also showcased robots that can care for elderly patients, able to inform their children or doctors if, for example, their charges refuse to take their pills. Other robots can serve food and drinks and take orders at restaurants. They can work on flights as well, rendering stewards and stewardesses redundant. Basically, almost every single human job is threatened, experts at the seminar confirmed. Robotic nurses can become doctors in no time. Will automatons replace chefs in the kitchen someday? You bet. The “ghost in the machine” reporters can easily become editors, writing analyses with unrivalled accuracy and objectivity. Artificial intelligence is all around us already. The autopilot … [Read more...] about Should we be worried about artificial intelligence?
Daymond John grew his clothing line FUBU from a few sewing machines in his mother’s house into a $350 million company. In 2009 he became one of the original celebrity investors on the hit TV show “Shark Tank.” He’s invested millions in a variety of companies, written books, and opened a coworking space in Manhattan. His newest title, “Rise and Grind,” looks at examples of people who succeeded despite the odds. Daymond John grew up in Queens, New York, where he dreamed of making clothes for the coolest, most famous rappers. That dream became a reality in the 1990s when FUBU became one of hip-hop’s hottest brands. He started off with nothing, turning his mom’s house into a factory, using graffiti as marketing, and talking his way on to the sets of music videos. John built FUBU into a global brand that brought in $350 million in annual sales at its peak. In … [Read more...] about Daymond John reveals how he started a $350 million business out of his mom’s house, became a ‘Shark Tank’ star, and gained a new perspective after beating cancer