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The Agony of “De Feet”

March 21, 2017 | Helen D.K. Friedman

MT Insurance Law Blog

Sufficient Medical Reasons the Achilles Heel of the Insured’s Claim (Franic-Temple v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, FSCO A15-006435, March 15, 2017.) When a taxicab ran over Ms. Franic-Temple’s feet and ankles, it was undisputed the medical imaging disclosed...

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When is an LTD Claim Not an Insurance Claim? When it’s a Labour Dispute

March 20, 2017 | Patricia J. Forte

MT Insurance Law Blog

Overview The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that a dispute about the termination of long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits could not proceed by way of an action. The plaintiff’s employment was subject to a Collective Agreement between the plaintiff’s employer and...

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Ghost Writing in Medical Reports: Something to be Scared Of?

March 14, 2017 | Nawaz Tahir

MT Insurance Law Blog

In the case of Kushnir v Macari, the defendant sought an order for defence medicals with an orthopedic surgeon and a neuropsychologist.   The plaintiff sought terms to ensure that the reports were not “ghost written”.  The court noted that there...

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Update on CFIA Food Labelling Modernization Initiative

March 9, 2017 | Kelly Harris

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

Launched in June 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s Food Labelling Modernization (FLM) initiative has been an ongoing project to overhaul food labelling in Canada. The foundation of these changes is the 2012 Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA)...

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New Driverless Car Bill Introduced in U.K.

March 8, 2017 | Anna-Marie Musson

MT Insurance Law Blog

A new Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill has been introduced in the U.K. to address  some of the challenges arising with use of autonomous vehicles and which traditional insurance policies cannot respond to. The Bill provides  comprehensive insurance coverage to...

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Non-compliance with a Tribunal Order may cost you.

March 2, 2017 | Ashleigh T. Leon

MT Insurance Law Blog

The License Appeal Tribunal (the LAT) has found that an insurer’s failure to comply with a production Order from the Tribunal is unreasonable conduct and must be deterred.  In B.F. v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, 2017 CanLII 9821 (ON LAT),...

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Breach of Trust Claims: When Does The Clock Start Ticking?

February 21, 2017 | Enzo Di Iorio

Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law

Certain court decisions are worth revisiting to ensure that they aren’t overlooked when facing complicated construction litigation matters. One such case is the decision in Frank’s Drilling and Blasting Inc. v. Isbester, 2015 ONSC 3581 (“Frank”). If you are an...

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Dog Walkers – Beware!

February 8, 2017 | Teneil MacNeil

MT Insurance Law Blog

In the January 2017 Ontario Court of Appeal decision of Wilk v. Arbour, the Court was asked to determine when a person is considered to be in possession of a dog for the purposes of the Dog Owners’ Liability Act,...

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LAT is not the only option for CAT disputes after April 1, 2016

January 18, 2017 | Ashleigh T. Leon

MT Insurance Law Blog

Director’s Delegate Evans has decided that issues can be added to an existing FSCO arbitration after April 1, 2016 instead of commencing an application at the LAT, when the issues to be added “necessarily arise from the issues already in...

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Prompt Payment for Federal Projects

January 16, 2017 | Leanna E. D. Olson

Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law

Prompt Payment legislation is intended to keep cash flowing down the construction pyramid from the owner to the contractor and its subcontractors and suppliers.  So far, no province has enacted prompt payment legislation. An attempt was made in Ontario a...

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