Insurance Defence

Miller Thomson’s Insurance Defence lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, with experienced litigators in all major jurisdictions across Canada. We handle a variety of insurance litigation matters for numerous insurance carriers and represent our clients in all levels of courts and administrative tribunals across Canada, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings around the world.

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Joel Belisle has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation department of the London office.

View Joel’s biography here. Learn more about Miller Thomson’s London office and our Litigation practice.

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Caroline Meyer has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation group in Waterloo.

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Ashleigh Leon sits on LAT panel at Provincial OIAA Conference in Waterloo

Ashleigh Leon sits on a LAT panel at the Provincial OIAA Conference in Waterloo on May 5.

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Anna-Marie Musson speaks on accident benefits

Anna-Marie is a panelist presenting “Changes to the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule and AB Dispute Resolution” at Osgoode’s Personal Injury Law & Practice Annual Update.

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Presenter at Co-operators General Insurance Company Central Ontario Accident Benefit Unit Managers on Civil/Administrative Procedure in Accident Benefits and “The Take aways from the Pastore decision”.

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Helen Friedman speaks on the Reversal of Catastrophic Injury Decision – Robert Kusnierz at the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association’s general meeting.

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Helen Friedman, Dan Strigberger, and Gord Robson present to a variety of Intact tort adjusters about accident benefit issues.

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Helen D.K Friedman speaks at the Canadian Defence Lawyers Priority Dispute and Loss Transfer Programme.

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Daniel Strigberger Chairs the Canadian Defence Lawyers Priority Dispute and Loss Transfer Programme.

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Daniel Strigberger speaks at the Canadian Defence Lawyers “Mid Level Madness Toronto” Programme.

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Helen D.K. Friedman and Daniel Strigberger each speak at the Canadian Defence Lawyer’s Accident Benefits Programme.

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Privilege Over Adjusters Documents & Files

Sandra Hawes and Mark Alexander present Part II of the Insurance Seminar Series. Location: Calgary Petroleum Club Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

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Privilege Over Adjusters Documents & Files

Sandra Hawes and Mark Alexander present Part II of the Insurance Seminar Series. Location: Delta Edmonton South Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

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Negligence 101: The ABCDs

Pat Forte conducts seminar for the Ontario Mutual Insurers’ Association Claims School. For more on Pat Forte’s expertise, click here to read her full biography.

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Gord Robson and Helen Friedman speak on “Examination for Discovery of an Underwriter,” OMIA seminar

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Bodily Injury Update

Gord Robson speaks at an OMIA seminar on the topic “Bodily Injury Update.”

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Social Host Liability Redux

Pat Forte and Ted Madison speak at an OMIA seminar on the topic “Social Host Liability Redux.”

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Accident Benefits Update

Lori Sprott and Kate Waterston speak at an OMIA seminar on the topic “Accident Benefits Update.”

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Occupier’s Liability from an Underwriting Perspective

Pat Forte and Randy Carter speak at an OMIA seminar on the topic “Occupier’s Liability from an Underwriting Perspective.”

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Advancing a Subrogated Claim

Tim McGurrin speaks at an OMIA seminar on the topic, “Advancing a Subrogated Claim.”

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Case Comment – Heffernan Estate v. Lloyd’s Canada

Ontario Insurance Litigation Blog

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Mike Henley profiled as “Local Hero” in The Ostic Group’s blog

The Ostic Group, "Local Hero - Mike Henley"

Born and raised in Peace River, Alberta, Mike Henley graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. and MBA. His first career was as a Commercial Lender with Scotiabank before moving into a business role at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Novartis...

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Successful Motion Confirms Defendant’s Right to Prepare Insurer Examiners for Trial

Ontario Accident Benefit Case Summaries/Lexology, October 2014

This article is published with permission in Ontario Accident Benefit Case Summaries and Lexology. See article on Ontario Accident Benefit Case Summaries, Lexology or on the Miller Thomson Ontario Insurance Litigation blog.

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Particulars of surveillance are discoverable, even if surveillance will not be relied upon at trial

Ontario Insurance Litigation Blog

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Confirmation that Leave Required For Refusals Motion Following Delivery of Trial Record

Miller Thomson Ontario Insurance Litigation Blog

Comment on Hamilton v. Ontario (MTO).

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case Regarding Liability of Road Authority Morsi v. Fermar Paving et al.

Miller Thomson Ontario Insurance Litigation Blog

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Jones v. Jenkins: Case Comment – Adjusters Beware

OIAA

Take heed. An Ontario Court Judge has recently found that a settlement agreement entered into between an adjuster and an injured Plaintiff was “unconscionable” and had to be “set aside.” The facts of the case are a bit sketchy. It...

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Seat Belt Defence: A Review

It is hard to believe that mandatory seat belt legislation has been in effect in Ontario since January 1, 1976 – 35 years ago. As statistics reflect, some 92% of us use our seat belts, compared to 17% when the...

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Plaintiff Held to Agreement Reached at Mediation, Boulanger v. The Great-West Life Assurance Company

Miller Thomson Insurance Newsletter, May 2010

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Vanderkop v. Personal Insurance Co of Canada LTD Benefits paid by way of Settlement May Not Be Deductible by AB Carrier

Miller Thomson Insurance Newsletter, December

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FSCO arbitrator decides neuropsychological assessment is one assessment not two

Nicole Breadner v. Co-operators General Insurance Company, A15-005120 In a January 11, 2017 decision, Arbitrator Colleen King of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) found that a neuropsychological assessment is one assessment, not two; therefore capping the amount payable...

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