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January 7, 2019

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

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New taxes, wage hikes and more:

49 new laws across Canada in 2019

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Distracted driving

Know what counts as distracted driving – and the penalties you could face for it – before you get behind the wheel.
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The Interaction Between Accident Benefits and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
 

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.

 
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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.

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What Is the Mandate of the Law Society?

The Law Society of Ontario has a duty to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law[1]. Does that mean that the Law Society is empowered to intervene in private litigation in order to advance the cause of justice? Is the Law Society is entitled to involve itself in judicial review cases where it is alleged that another administrative body has acted outside of its jurisdiction, or for improper purposes, in breach of the rule of law principle?

 
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O. Reg. 536/18: RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

filed December 21, 2018 under Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43

 
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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.

https://www.millerthomson.com/en/blog/mt-insurance-law-blog/update-no-civil-fraud-says-ontario-court-of-appeal-overturning-paulus-v-fleury/
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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.

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Calls grow for outside regulation of chiropractors
 
Critics from inside and outside the chiropractic profession say its regulatory body in Ontario is incapable of policing its members and protecting the public from unscientific claims and treatments.
 

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What is an “Independent Medical Examination’ or an “IME”?
The technical definition is arguably a misnomer, because a party will request an IME in order to get a medical report that supports their position, whether they’re on the side of the plaintiff or the defense, and will choose a doctor who they believe will be partial to their position.
 
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Frequently treated injuries 
Clickable pics and info about injuries common to car accidents
 

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