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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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2019

Miller Thomson earned a top “Band 1” ranking for two practice areas in the 2019 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded as being “leaders in the charitable sector,” and praised for their ability  to “help find solutions in complex situations.” Our Agribusiness group...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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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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Mary Delli Quadri est conférencière au Colloque juridique de la CMMTQ

Mary Delli Quadri présentera la conférence « Survol de l’assurance : le rôle et l’importance de l’assurance dans le domaine de la construction » lors de la deuxième édition du Colloque juridique de la Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec...

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Chris Blom presents at the “14th Annual Update: Person Injury Law and Practice”

Chris Blom presents at the “14th Annual Update: Person Injury Law and Practice” hosted at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre in Toronto on November 7, 2018.

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Nawaz Tahir speaks at IncentiveWorks National Convention

Nawaz Tahir will be presenting at the IncentiveWorks National Convention on August 15, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. He will be presenting on the topic of Emergency Response Planning and Legal Liability.

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Hubert Sibre and Philippe Antoine Couture-Ménard speak at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Young Bar of Montréal

Hubert Sibre and Philippe Antoine Couture-Ménard present “Non-profit Organizations’ Administrators: Are You at Risk?” at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Young Bar of Montréal.

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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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Helen Friedman presents at the Disability Insurance Claims Litigation: Practical Guide in 2017 & Beyond Webinar

Helen Friedman presents at the Disability Insurance Claims Litigation: Practical Guide in 2017 & Beyond Webinar. A panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of Disability Insurance...

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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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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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Miller Thomson 2018 Montréal Construction Law Conference

Featuring: claims, blockchain, quantification of damages, insurance, AMF, tax, cannabis and more! Join us on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 for a daylong conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep appraised of the most recent developments...

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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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Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal rules that active/passive income is not an IRB consideration

Counsel to Economical Mutual Insurance Company

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Financial Services Commission of Ontario issues important decision regarding post-accident income deductions for self-employed insureds

Counsel to Perth Insurance Company

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FSCO arbitrator decides neuropsychological assessment is one assessment not two

Counsel to Co-operators General Insurance Company

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