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No Costs in LAT Proceeding, Despite Unreasonable Conduct from Counsel

July 21, 2017 | Evan Bawks

MT Insurance Law Blog

A recent decision of the License Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) shows the difficulty for first party insurers to get costs awarded in accident benefits proceedings at the LAT.  In 16-000546 v. Primmum Insurance Company, 2017 CanLII 46355 (ON LAT), the Tribunal...

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“Green” Changes Announced for Ontario Building Code

July 20, 2017 | Aaron Atcheson, Julia Zanetti

Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law

On July 14, 2017, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs announced the replacement of the Ontario Building Code, effective January 1, 2019. The changes are being made to include new requirements supporting the government’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) of June...

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Four Liability Risks for Backyard Trampoline Owners

July 18, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

Two devastating news stories emerged this week regarding trampoline related pediatric injuries. In this post, we explore four common liability risks for property owners with trampolines on their premises. The Strong Lure This Equipment Poses to Young Children The simple...

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An Apt Decision: Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Limitation Period Ruling

July 14, 2017 | Patricia J. Forte

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision determined that a personal injury claim arising from the alleged disrepair of a residential rental unit is not constrained by the one-year limitation period prescribed by the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006[1] (“RTA”)....

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Four Principles of Loss of Housekeeping Claims

July 11, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

When accidents happen, victims are often primarily concerned about the impact of their injuries on paid employment. However unpaid activities, such as housework and lawn care, often suffer as well. In this post, we explain four primary principles behind making...

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No Causation, No Accident

July 11, 2017 | Ashleigh T. Leon

MT Insurance Law Blog

Two recent decisions from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) have dealt with determining whether or not the Applicants were involved in an “accident” as defined in section 3(1) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Effective September 1,...

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Ontario SABs Insurers Do Not Have to Justify EUO Reason

July 7, 2017 | Nawaz Tahir

MT Insurance Law Blog

The Ontario Court of Appeal, in Aviva Insurance Company of Canada v. McKeown, 2017 ONCA 563 (CanLII) determined an insurer is not required to provide a “justification” to compel an applicant for benefits to attend an examination under oath pursuant...

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Top Five Challenges In Motorcycle Accident Claims

July 4, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

Motorcycle season is in full swing, and thousands of avid bikers are enjoying the warm air and dry pavement. But when motorcyclists are injured in accidents, the consequences can be devastating. In this post, we explain 5 of the biggest...

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Four Common Causes of Summer Time Accidents

June 27, 2017 | Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

Summer road trip season is upon us, and it is a great time to hit the highway with friends and family. In this post, we explain 4 common reasons motor vehicle accidents happen at this time of year, so you...

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Case Comment: Cannon v. Cemcor Apartments Inc., 2017 ONCA 378

June 27, 2017 | James B. Prior

MT Insurance Law Blog

Recently, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered a landlord’s winter maintenance obligations in an action arising out of a tenant’s slip and fall in a parking lot in Cannon v. Cemcor Apartments Inc., 2017 ONCA 378. Under its lease with...

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