Why is insurance cheap in Quebec, yet so expensive in Ontario?
It’s not always about public vs private, as BC also gets hit by high premiums despite province-run insurance
New taxes, wage hikes and more:
49 new laws across Canada in 2019
The Provincial government has recently made changes to the ODSP that will provide improved support to those who receive funding as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit or resolution of an automobile insurance claim.
Litigation transformation in-house
Insurance companies and other legal departments are beefing up their in-house litigation teams with an eye to gaining greater control in defending matters and pursuing issues proactively on behalf of the organizations they represent.
What Is the Mandate of the Law Society?
Undated investigative reports on Ontario’s oversight of the legal profession is worth a read
O. Reg. 536/18: RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
filed December 21, 2018 under Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43
Update: No Civil Fraud Says Ontario Court of Appeal – Overturning Paulus v. Fleury
Earlier this year, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice refused to enforce a settlement after finding that the plaintiffs’ lawyer had engaged in civil fraud by misrepresenting the independence of two witnesses at a pre-trial conference. In addition to refusing to enforce the settlement, the Court awarded $100,000 in costs payable by the plaintiffs on the failed motion to enforce settlement.
The duty of an insurance broker to offer additional coverage
Insurance brokers play a pivotal role in helping their clients understand how the decreases have impacted their coverage, and what optional benefits are available. Under s. 28(1) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule an insurance company has a duty to offer optional benefits. This duty has been confirmed by Canadian courts, who have found that insurance brokers owe a professional obligation to their clients to properly advise of these optional benefits.