Ontario Drivers Are Not Well Protected Financially in a Crash – Only 8% of people have purchased additional auto insurance coverage
We conducted out third Annual Survey on Ontario Auto Insurance this fall. It reveals that Ontario drivers are becoming slightly more aware of optional coverage, but they continue to be insufficiently protected particularly when it comes to medical benefits and income replacement benefits.
Do Insurance Companies Ever Lose Money on Auto Insurance?
Just like any business, insurance companies would like to make as much money as possible, but the fact is that auto insurance in Ontario is heavily regulated by the government, and insurance companies are only allowed to make a certain level of profit. If they make too much, the government forces them to cut their rates.
Understanding the Criteria for Admissibility of a Surveillance Operation as Evidence
Last October 3, the Court of Appeal of Québec issued an important decision in the CSSS Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Workers’ Union1 case, concerning the admissibility as evidence of a videotape obtained as part of a surveillance operation. In this case, the Court of Appeal nullified an arbitration award that had previously refused to admit into evidence a videotape showing an employee engaged in activities that were incompatible with her state of disability.
‘Decency’ also a casualty as the number of Toronto hit and runs keep climbing
Early Thursday morning, a 77-year-old woman was run down while crossing Islington Avenue, in Toronto’s northwest, by a driver who didn’t stop to help her. According to police, neither did at least one subsequent motorist, who swerved around the fatally injured senior and kept going.
Province failing most vulnerable after legal aid ‘gutted,’ lawyer says
An Ottawa defence lawyer says some the city’s most vulnerable people are feeling the effects of a court system that’s been “gutted” by a massive cut to Legal Aid Ontario’s [LAO] finances.
Half of homeless people have experienced traumatic brain injury: study
Roughly half of people who are homeless or in unstable housing have experienced a traumatic brain injury
in their lifetime, a new study has found, with potentially severe consequences for their mental and physical health.
Insurance Brokers Negligence Cases in Ontario
Buying insurance is more complicated than buying a loaf of bread or a new pair of shoes. For starters, neither bread nor shoes are meant to last a lifetime, nor do they come with a fine print policy or instruction manual explaining what they’re all about. There’s no fine print when it comes to bread or shoes (other than perhaps the list of ingredients contained in the bread).
Plastic surgeon vows to fight potential class-action lawsuit alleging he filmed patients without consent
A Toronto plastic surgeon who could face a class-action lawsuit over allegations he breached the privacy rights of patients by recording them without their consent using surveillance cameras at his clinic said the suit is without merit and that he intends to vigorously defend himself against the allegations.
Purdue Pharma asks court to halt all litigation against it in Canada amid U.S. lawsuits
Purdue Pharma is seeking an injunction to temporarily halt all litigation against the company in Canada, as it seeks to settle thousands of lawsuits in the United States over a deadly opioid epidemic.
Patient complaints are up. Trust is down. What’s next?
John Jefferson isn’t the type of guy to back down from a challenge. So, when Jefferson’s care team told him they couldn’t save his foot after a motorcycle accident ripped out his talus, a major ankle bone, he refused to accept the possibility of amputation. Jefferson recalls telling his wife, “This is bullshit. There has to be a better way.”