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July 2, 2019

Insurance Companies in Canada – Who Owns Whom

The variety of insurance companies in Canada is not what it appears to be in the Canadian market. From a consumer perspective there are almost a hundred different insurance companies, but the reality is a bit different: 
 
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Legal aid cuts an attack on ‘the socially disenfranchised’

Provincial funding reductions for Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will limit access to justice and significantly worsen court delays for those who rely on the non-profit corporation, says Toronto criminal lawyer Roots Gadhia
 
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Ontario Court of Appeal: insured’s failure to provide up-to-date address not breach of duty to cooperate

An insured has a duty to cooperate with the defence counsel that has been appointed by its insurer. The Ontario Court of Appeal recently reconfirmed that this duty to cooperate is not subject to a standard of perfection. Instead, to establish a breach of duty, an insurer must show that the insured’s breach was substantial and not merely inconsequential or trifling. The court will always consider the facts and consequences of the alleged conduct to determine whether a breach can be established. 
 
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Why Doctors Must Listen to People with Brain Injury

In the June 28, 2019 issue of New Scientist, Nicholas Schiff is quoted as saying: “They all seem to be in a vegetative state, but we know they are conscious. It’s to remind me they are out there and we are not helping them.” 
 
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The Perils of Overstimulation after Brain Injury

One of the most challenging impacts of my traumatic brain injury was the loss of my ability to easily filter intense or excessive sensory input.  Things that I once took for granted, such as sharing a meal in a busy restaurant or enjoying a live band at the park are now stressful and, in some cases, even traumatic events.  Before my injury, I was always ready to see the latest action movie – but now, even with earplugs, it’s hard to sit through a movie.  
 

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