Insurance law


  • End use of ghostwriters in medical reports: lawyers

    End use of ghostwriters in medical reports: lawyers

    Jun 25, 2018

    Lawyers who act for plaintiffs in personal injury cases are calling for the end of the use of ghostwriters in the creation of expert medical reports.

  • Decision may impact insurers on policies

    Decision may impact insurers on policies

    Jun 25, 2018

    An Ontario Court of Appeal decision reversing a lower court ruling on a delayed long-term disability claim will likely send insurers back to the drawing board to revise their policies, say insurance and personal injury lawyers.

  • OCA rules title insurance exception did not apply

    OCA rules title insurance exception did not apply

    Apr 23, 2018

    The Court of Appeal has found that an exclusion barring a victim of a mortgage fraud from collecting insurance coverage did not apply when the funds in the transaction were transferred through lawyers’ trust accounts.

  • Decision has significant impact on waivers

    Decision has significant impact on waivers

    Apr 9, 2018

    The Court of Appeal has found that provisions in the Occupiers’ Liability Act trump the Consumer Protection Act when it comes to waivers.

  • OCA overrules itself on insurance claims

    OCA overrules itself on insurance claims

    Mar 19, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently took the rare step of convening a five-member panel to overrule itself on whether an insurer could bring a claim on behalf of a bankrupt insured party.

  • OCA rules on emergency doctrine

    OCA rules on emergency doctrine

    Mar 5, 2018

    An Ontario Court of Appeal justice has warned against “summary judgment at all costs” in her dissent of a ruling on the application of the doctrine of emergency in a personal injury case.

  • LSO determines disbarred lawyer is of good character

    LSO determines disbarred lawyer is of good character

    Mar 5, 2018

    A Law Society of Ontario tribunal has opened the door for a former lawyer to practise law again after he was disbarred for assisting in $2.8 million worth of fraudulent real estate transactions.

  • Post-Hryniak pushback

    Mar 5, 2018

    When the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its landmark judgment in Hryniak v. Mauldin in 2014, it marked a massive shift in the way civil litigation was approached.

  • Municipal maintenance standards clarified

    Municipal maintenance standards clarified

    Jan 8, 2018

    A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has given clarity to the case law surrounding minimum maintenance standards that municipalities are liable for in the province, particularly smaller jurisdictions that don’t have the resources to maintain around-the-clock road clearing in inclement weather.

  • Blow struck against waivers?

    Blow struck against waivers?

    Jan 8, 2018

    A recent summary judgment decision in Ontario dismissed an attempt by a college police foundations course to absolve itself from responsibility when a student was injured after they signed a consent form.

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