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

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January 28, 2019

Regarding Common Rules of the Licence Appeal Tribunal  https://slasto-tsapno.gov.on.ca/lat-tamp/en/automobile-accident-benefits-service/legislation-rules/  

  Rule 18: Reconsideration of a Tribunal Decision 
  • As permitted by the Statutory Powers Procedures Act, reconsideration requests may now be assigned to any Member of the Tribunal, including the Member who decided the matter which is the subject of the request

Written comments on the LAT rules at: https://slasto-tsapno.gov.on.ca/en/news/lat-acrb-fsc-common-rules-of-practice-amendments/

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Auto Insurance Consultation

The Ontario government is reviewing auto insurance! The Minister of Finance, the Hon. Vic Fedeli has said “the previous government’s failed system of stretch goals on auto insurance is clearly broken.” 
 
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Study: Canadian auto insurance rates leapt in the past year

A recent study has found that auto insurance costs across Canada saw a considerable year-over-year increase for the fourth quarter of 2018. 
 
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Torture victim appeal dismissed in fee dispute

“There has been a growing philosophy that personal injury lawyers profit regularly by way of contingency fee agreements. And while that is often true, the opposite proves to be true quite often as well. And a lot of these cases do not turn out to be profitable, especially ones that go to the doorsteps of trial or beyond.”
 
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Cadieux v Cloutier: Deducting Oranges from Apples

It is an essential principle of tort law that an injured plaintiff be returned to the position they would have been in had their injury not occurred. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision may make this task more complicated within Ontario’s auto insurance compensation scheme. 
 
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Summary Judgment Motions in MVA Cases

In Pavlovic v. Vankar, 2019 ONSC 61Justice Nightingale of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted a summary judgment motion in favour of the defendant Pavlovic, dismissing the plaintiff’s action and the cross-claim of the co-defendants as against him despite conflicting evidence on a key liability issue. 

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