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Latest News Articles

November 28, 2019

Resolving a problem with your lawyer or paralegal https://www.legalline.ca/legal-answers/resolving-a-problem-with-your-lawyer/

LSO Rules of Professional Conduct Chapter 3 Relationship to Clients https://lso.ca/about-lso/legislation-rules/rules-of-professional-conduct/chapter-3

When can my lawyer dump me as a client https://legalblogs.findlaw.ca/uncommon-law/when-can-my-lawyer-dump-me-as-a-client-510/

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SABS Priority Disputes 101: Help!

It’s a Friday afternoon before a long weekend, of course, and you’ve just received a potential SABS priority dispute. A new Application for Accident Benefits arrives on your desk and the claimant alleges that she was in your insured’s vehicle at the time of the accident. Not surprisingly, you have no record of her under your insured’s policy. 
 
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SABS Priority Disputes 101: Reflection on Deflection

In our first article in the Priority Dispute Series, I provided an overview of Ontario’s accident benefit priority dispute scheme and the process necessary to pursue and dispute priority. 
 
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LAT throws out claim after occupational therapist disparages the insurer

Ontario’s Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) has ruled in favour of The Co-operators after completely dismissing an occupational therapist’s report that disparaged the insurer and provided opinions outside the scope of medical practice. 
 
 
B.S. vs. The Co-operators General Insurance Company, 2019 CanLII 110078 (ON LAT), <http://canlii.ca/t/j3gn8
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Aviva reveals shock statistics on car accidents in Canada

Aviva Canada’s new survey has revealed that half of Canadian drivers have no idea what to do immediately following an accident. 
 
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Lack of Knowledge About Auto Insurance Continues to Hurt Ontario DriversA annual survey on Ontario Auto Insurance reveals that Ontario drivers are becoming slightly more aware of optional coverage, but drivers continue to be insufficiently protected particularly when it comes to medical benefits and income replacement benefits.

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Good-faith obligations survive bankruptcy of insured
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently confirmed in Re McEwen (2019 ONSC 5593) that an insurer’s duty of good faith is not extinguished on the bankruptcy of the insured. 
 
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Doctor facing criminal charges, professional discipline
An Ottawa doctor who specializes in pain treatment is scheduled to go to trial next year to face charges that include assault and uttering death threats, charges he denies. 
 
 

Ontario (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) v. Bélanger, 2018 ONCPSD 18 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/hrh6r

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Major shakeup in regulation of health professionals proposed in B.C. to improve patient safety

Patients in British Columbia could soon know about every single action taken by professional colleges in response to complaints about health-care workers, rather than just a select few. 
 

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