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Third-Party Claim: Is It Out Of Time?

July 28, 2017 | Theodore J. Madison

MT Insurance Law Blog

Third party proceedings can be an efficient, and cost-effective way of adding parties and any related claims arising from the same set of facts. Rule 29.02 provides the time constraints for when third party claims must be issued: within ten...

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Big Win for Injured Claimants

July 25, 2017 | Ashleigh T. Leon

MT Personal Injury Blog

The Supreme Court of Canada has found an injured claimant does not need to have a diagnosed psychological/psychiatric injury in order to recover for a mental injury sustained in an accident. In Saadati v. Moorhead, 2017 SCC 28, the claimant...

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The Times They Are a Changing – The Evolution of Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana

July 24, 2017 | Helen D.K. Friedman, Evan Bawks

MT Insurance Law Blog

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love (1967-2017), listening to vinyl/download versions of Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, it is clear some aspects of counter-culture have become mainstream. With the advent of new...

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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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