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  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education
  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education
  • FAIR – supporting auto accident victims through advocacy and education

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September 7, 2018

Regulation suppressing required auto insurance rate increases

Some Canadian auto insurers would hike rates even further if provincial bureaucrats would let them, a New Jersey-based analyst said Wednesday at A.M. Best’s 2018 Insurance Market Briefing-Canada in Toronto. 
 
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Suing your lawyer not a do-it-yourself affair

In 2006, a woman was injured in a car accident. Subsequently, she retained a lawyer to pursue damages against the driver of the vehicle. The lawyer handled her car accident case through the pre-trial conference, at which time he elicited a settlement offer from the defendant for $125,000, all-inclusive. The plaintiff accepted the offer and signed a release. 
 
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When I’m in the right lane on the highway, cars in the left lane often just kind of lurk there beside me. They’ll match my speed and, if there are other cars in the right lane, I end up boxed in. Shouldn’t they be passing me? – Suresh, Ottawa 
 
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Anatomy of a Trial

“When you are cross-examining an expert witness, you are never going to be able to outsmart them in their own field.” This is a key bit of insight Jocelyn Tatebe, of Dutton Brock LLP, took away from Anatomy of a Trial, a two-day program featuring presentations, demonstrations and interactive dialogue pertaining to all aspects of the trial process, hosted by the OBA’s Insurance Law Section on May 10 and 11. 
 
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Inequality and Discrimination in the Justice System

Of the most important life lessons I have learned in the last 35 years, many have been about recognizing inequality and powerlessness.

Growing up in a rural island community that presented as 100% white, Christian, and heterosexual, I was unaware of anyone from a different religious or ethnic group, or a different sexual identity, until I went to university – where in 1976, there was just one black student on the campus.

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Proposed insurance changes will leave 2/3 of B.C. drivers ‘better off’: ICBC

The president of ICBC says two-thirds of drivers will be “better off” than they are today with proposed auto insurance changes expected to take effect in September 2019. But if you want to know how these changes are going to affect you personally, he says, you’re going to have to wait. 
 
 

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