Darryl Singer in the News

Darryl Singer believes in speaking his mind, giving back to the legal profession, doing the right thing, and speaking out for those who cannot speak for themselves. He is frequently quoted in The Law Times and has been published in The Globe and Mail. He is regularly featured on Newstalk 1010, Toronto’s largest talk radio station. He is a member of AdvocateDaily.com. He is the wellness columnist for The Lawyer’s Daily, a LexisNexis Canada publication. He blogs about legal ethics and fighting for those who don’t have a voice at Huff Post Canada.


Miracle Man survives 30 bullet wounds

Meet Jamal. Meet The Miracle Man!

He’s a talented reggae and blues singer who should have been a murder victim. Now he wants to help save others from the fate he realizes easily could have been his. Jamal and his pals will be part of a lawsuit lawyer Darryl Singer, of Diamond and Diamond, plans to file against Toronto’s social housing provider, Toronto Community Housing Corp. Since the shooting, Jamal has nowhere to live, no income and major physical and emotional challenges ahead.


Consider skipping a class action lawsuit and going it alone

It seems not a day goes by there isn’t a post on our social media feed alerting us to the class action lawsuit.

Product liability cases, new home and condo development disputes, drug addiction, private lending interest rates, data breaches — all are fodder for a class action on behalf of hundreds or thousands who have been harmed by some big corporation.


THE LAWYER'S DAILY - Wellness: Three ways to be happier and drug-free

In 2009, I took a leave from my law practice to make recovery from narcotic addiction my full-time job. During the process of recovery, I learned a lot about what had brought me to this precipice in the first place.

There are several hundred pieces of advice, daily reflections, and aphorisms that I have written down over the years. That said, all of the lessons come down to three things. By trying to do these things every day I have found a model that, if you follow, will make you a happier and healthier lawyer.


THE TORONTO STAR - Six Mississauga restaurant bombing victims sue Bombay Bhel for being ‘negligently blind’ to threat

Six victims of May’s bombing at Mississauga’s Bombay Bhel restaurant are launching a civil suit against the establishment, alleging negligence.

They are each suing for $1 million, alleging the restaurant owners “ought to have known” there was a threat, and should have taken precautionary measures to protect clients.

“The plaintiffs state that the defendant . . . was wilfully, intentionally and or negligently blind to the real and actual threat of the bombing,” the statement of claim read.

The claim was filed Monday in Ontario Superior Court.


THE TORONTO SUN - 'Carnage in a turf war': Victims of Mississauga restaurant bombing launch lawsuit

Personnel running an establishment full of diners should have known they would be bombed?

That is what the lawyer representing six victims of the May 24 attack on the Bombay Bhel in Mississauga told reporters Tuesday.

“The owners of the Bombay Bhel restaurant knew, or ought to have known, there was an issue with security and that they were targeted,” Darryl Singer, counsel for Diamond and Diamond personal injury law firm, told a news conference.


THE GLOBE AND MAIL - Six victims in Mississauga restaurant bombing sue for damages

Six people injured in a bombing at a Mississauga restaurant in May are suing the establishment, claiming the restaurant should have taken better precautions to prevent harm to its customers.

Peel Regional Police allege two suspects, one of whom may be female, planted an improvised bomb containing nails in the Bombay Bhel restaurant on May 24 at 5035 Hurontario St. The blast injured 15 out of the approximately 40 people in the restaurant at the time. All have since been released from hospital.

Police have not announced a motive for the attack and no arrests have been made.

“Clearly it was an intentional act,” Peel Regional Police Sergeant Matt Bertram said. “But the motive for that’s still under investigation.”


THE NATIONAL POST - Six people injured in Mississauga restaurant bombing file suit against Bombay Bhel owners

TORONTO — Six of the 15 people injured in a bombing west of Toronto in May are suing the restaurant where the incident took place, their lawyers said Tuesday, alleging the business’s owners and managers failed to take precautions to protect them.

Each plaintiff is suing Bombay Bhel, the Mississauga, Ont., restaurant where the bombing happened, for $1 million, according to a statement of claim filed on Monday and announced at a news conference on Tuesday.

Investigators have alleged two suspects detonated an improvised explosive device in the restaurant on the evening of May 24 before running away and then jumping into an unidentified vehicle.


CP24 - Six victims in Mississauga bombing suing owners of restaurant

Six victims of a bombing at a popular Indian restaurant in Mississauga are suing the owners of the establishment for $6 million for allegedly failing to take “proactive steps” to beef up security amid a series of threats.

The May 24th bombing at the Bombay Bhel restaurant near Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue injured a total of 15 people ranging in age from 23 to 69.

Three of those people were initially rushed to hospital with critical injuries but their conditions quickly improved and they were upgraded to stable condition in the hours following the blast. The other 12 victims, meanwhile, all sustained minor shrapnel-related injuries.


HUFF POST CANADA - Victims Of Mississauga Explosion Are Suing Bombay Bhel Restaurant

TORONTO — Lawyers have filed a lawsuit on behalf of six of the 15 people injured in a bombing at a restaurant west of Toronto, alleging the business failed to take precautions to prevent the incident.

Each plaintiff is suing the Mississauga, Ont., restaurant where the bombing happened — Bombay Bhel — and the corporation that owns it for $1 million.

A statement of claim filed in a Brampton, Ont., court Monday alleges that the restaurant failed to do its duty to protect its patrons.


GLOBAL NEWS - Mississauga bombing victims launch multi-million dollar lawsuit against Bombay Bhel Restaurant

Victims of an explosion inside an Indian restaurant in Mississauga that injured 15 people earlier this year have launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit claiming the business failed to take precautions to prevent the bombing.

Lawyers representing six clients said at a news conference Tuesday morning that the bombing took place as a result of a turf war between “rival business associates.”

“It’s our position that the owners of the Bombay Bhel Restaurant knew or ought to have known that there was an issue with security and that they were targeted and they ought to have been more alert to protecting their patrons,” lawyer Darryl Singer said.

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