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December 10, 2018

How Insurance Companies Decide The Cost Of Your Auto Injury 

How the insurance company evaluates the value of your personal injury claim should be relatively straightforward and consistent, from case to case. But experience has shown me otherwise, and I’ve seen many situations where similar cases received completely different settlements.

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Ontario’s costly auto insurance market?

The stars seem to be aligning for auto insurance providers and consumers after the Government of Ontario unveiled in its Fall Economic Statement that it will examine reforming the province’s auto insurance regulations.

Court weighs in on approach for deducting accident benefits from tort damages

An Ontario court has ruled that accident benefits should be deducted from tort damages using a “silo” approach rather than a strict matching (“apples-to-apples”) approach.

Insurer calls for online database of auto fraud perps

Health clinics and auto repair centres involved in auto insurance fraud should be named in an online database that is easily accessible to consumers, Aviva Canada suggests.

Auto insurance fraud is really pissing off Ontario drivers

Aviva’s second annual Auto Fraud report, released Tuesday, found that more than half of Ontario residents believe that 25% of auto insurance claims are fake. The report aims to find out why the province’s drivers pay some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country.

Yonge St. Van Attack Lawsuits Face Hurdles with Insurance Claims

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.

Legal Aid Ontario Pays Millions For Appeals Of Ministry’s Disability Decisions

The Ontario government spends $20 million a year on legal aid for people fighting its own ministry’s decisions on disability benefits, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk wrote in her annual report released Wednesday. Three-quarters of those people win their appeals, and should have been given ODSP payments in the first place.

Their pain is real – and for patients with mystery illnesses, help is coming from an unexpected source
‘It’s all in your head’ isn’t something many patients love to hear, but for some of those with the least understood and most expensive ailments, it may be true – and a made-in-Canada approach is uncovering new evidence to back that up
Newfoundland Auto Insurance — setting the facts straight
The following letter to the Editor was submitted to the St. John’s (Newfoundland) Telegram in response to a column on auto insurance on November 21 by Brian Jones. Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, for Insurance Bureau of Canada offered this response but it was not published by the newspaper.
Bukshtynov v. McMaster University, 2018 ONCA 1006 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/hwgfc  

Security for trial costs

[6]         McMaster University sought security for costs prior to the trial. The motion was settled on the basis that the appellant would purchase After the Event insurance covering $100,000 in costs.

[7]         Prior to trial, the insurance provider suspended the appellant’s insurance coverage when he refused to accept a settlement offer pursuant to r. 49 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 194. McMaster then brought a second motion for security for costs, and this was settled on the basis that the appellant agreed to post $86,161.37 as security.

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