Helen D.K. Friedman

Associée | Kitchener-Waterloo

519.593.3223

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Helen D.K. Friedman offers her clients expertise, value, innovation, and a wealth of experience in a focused practice on the defence of first-party insurance claims. Helen has built trusted industry relationships by representing insurers and providing strategic and sound technical advice in statutory accident benefits, coverage disputes, litigation, and life and disability claims in the courts, regulatory tribunals, private arbitrations and mediations, and across the boardroom table. She is a leader in Miller Thomson’s insurance industry practice.

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Miller Thomson reconnu dans l’édition 2018 du répertoire juridique canadien Lexpert

Dans l’édition 2018 de The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory publiée récemment, 89 avocats de Miller Thomson sont mis à l’honneur dans 34 domaines du droit pour leur expertise de pointe. Ces classements résultent d’un processus exhaustif d’évaluation annuelle par les...

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Miller Thomson reconnu dans l’édition 2017 du répertoire juridique canadien Lexpert

Dans l’édition 2017 de The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory publiée récemment, 79 avocats de Miller Thomson sont mis à l’honneur dans 30 domaines du droit pour leur expertise de pointe en droit. Ces plus récents classements résultent d’un processus exhaustif d’évaluation annuelle par...

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Plusieurs avocats de Miller Thomson figurent dans le répertoire The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que 126 avocats de Miller Thomson pratiquant dans plusieurs domaines du droit ont été reconnus pour leur expertise dans l’édition de 2017 The Best Lawyers® in Canada. Cela représente une hausse par rapport au résultat de 122...

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Miller Thomson Kitchener-Waterloo lawyers “ride for Dad »

Lawyers from Miller Thomson’s Kitchener-Waterloo office participated in the Telus Grand River Ride for Dad on Saturday, June 6, 2015 to help raise funds for prostate cancer research. Helen D.K. Friedman and Nick de Koning, Partners in the Kitchener-Waterloo office,...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2014 Best Lawyers in Canada

We are pleased to announce that 80 Miller Thomson lawyers have been recognized in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (this is 15 more lawyers than last year). Seventeen lawyers are new to the list. Additionally, the following lawyers from...

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Helen D.K. Friedman is quoted in the May 7, 2012 edition of Law Times concerning the FSCO Mediation Backlog.

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Helen Friedman and Ashleigh Leon speaks on Accident Benefits Case Law Update

Helen D.K. Friedman and Ashleigh Leon will be presenting an accident benefits case law update to the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association at their head office in Cambridge on January 23, 2018.

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Daniel Strigberger, Helen Friedman, Ashleigh Leon, Caroline Meyer, Gabe Flatt and Monika Bolejszo lead a half day Insurance Institute of Ontario (IIO) seminar on Trends in Litigation.

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Helen Friedman, Ashleigh Leon, Bryan Horrigan, Caroline Meyer and Dan Strigberger present to North Waterloo Farmers Mutuals on « How to prepare your file for Arbitration – Dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. »

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Helen Friedman, Ashleigh Leon, Bryan Horrigan, Caroline Meyer, Nick de Koning and Dan Strigberger present to North Waterloo Farmers Mutuals on « How to Prepare your File for Arbitration: Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s ».

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

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Helen Friedman presents « Jaggernauth—the Desbiens “CAT” with 9 Lives? » at Medico-Legal Society of Toronto’s It’s Raining CATS and Dogs event.

It’s Raining CATS and Dogs Where: The Metropolitan Hotel – 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto When: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Time: 8:30 am – 12 Noon

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Helen Friedman is speaking at the Rehab First Inc. Breakfast Seminar Working Within the New SABS: Developing Strategies for Effective Practices

Rehab First Inc. & Bayshore Home Health Present:   Working Within the New SABS: Developing Strategies for Effective Practices   April 29th, 2010, 8am – 10am The Holiday Inn, Kitchener 30 Fairway Road South   Featuring Keynote Speakers: Robert Deutschmann...

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

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Ontario Mutual Insurers’ Association: Annual Workshop

Miller Thomson’s Southwestern Ontario Insurance Group presents their Annual Workshop at the Ontario Mutual Insurers’ Association facility. The lawyers presenting are:  Pat Forte, Randy Carter, Helen Friedman, Lori Sprott, Kate Waterston, Tim McGurrin, Gord Robson and Ted Madison.

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The LAT CAT’s First Life

The LAT CAT is now out of the bag with the recent release of one of the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s most comprehensive CAT decisions in A.R. v. Allstate (Tribunal File No. 16-003415, January 5, 2018). The 31 page decision was...

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And the Times They Are A’Changing The Evolution of Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana – Update

In our previous publication[1], we discussed the incremental extension of coverage for medical marijuana under various types of insurance benefit plans and recent caselaw regarding insurer funding for medical marijuana. By way of update, Skinner v. Board of Trustees of...

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Post-Accident Income Deductions for Self-employed Insureds: Is it better to earn than receive?

In the long-waited appeal decision from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”), Delegate Evans in Perth v. Surani (FSCO Appeal P16-00022) confirmed that a self-employed insured’s post-accident business income is deductible from their income replacement benefits for the purposes...

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

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

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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Judge Critiques Exclusion Clause in Homeowner Policy

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision may prompt legislative changes with respect to intentional damage exclusion clauses in homeowner policies in Ontario. In Soczek v. Allstate Insurance Co., 2017 ONSC 2262, Morgan J. addressed whether a standard form exclusionary clause...

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The Agony of “De Feet”

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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Is the Courtroom Door Open or Closed?

By way of update to our October 8, 2015 blog featuring Ayr Farmers Mutual v. Wright: “Insurer’s Attempt to Short Circuit Dispute Resolution Process Shut Down”, the insurer’s appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on all grounds October...

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Back to the Future (Contract): Job Offers and Economic Loss for Attendant Care Service Providers

When the “future contract” provisions were eliminated from the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule effective April 15, 2004, the industry breathed a sigh of relief that yet another category of “questionable” claims for Income Replacement Benefits were being eliminated. Recall prior...

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Procedural Fairness and Due Process Trump Arbitrator’s Award – Appeal Allowed

As the sun begins to set on FSCO, Director’s Delegate Blackman rendered a Preliminary Issues Appeal order in Waldock v. State Farm (FSCO Appeal P15-00068, March 18, 2016) which serves as a helpful reminder to those who descend into the...

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La Commission des services financiers de l’Ontario rend une décision importante concernant les déductions de revenu après un accident pour les travailleurs autonomes assurés

Counsel to Perth Insurance Company

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Une évaluation neuropsychologique représente une évaluation et non deux, tranche une arbitre de la CSFO

Conseillers juridiques de Co-operators Compagnie d’assurance générale

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