What is “Pay First and Dispute Later” Rule Section 2, paragraph 1 of the Ontario Regulation 283/95 – a regulation that sets out the mandatory process for private arbitration of all disputes between insurance companies, states, “The first insurer that receives a completed application for benefits is responsible for paying benefits to an insured person pending the resolution of any dispute as to which insurer is required to pay benefits under section 268 of the Act.”
As of April 1, 2016, any disputes a car accident victim has with his or her insurance company must be heard by an adjudicator at the License and Appeals Tribunal (LAT).
Does failure to attend an insurer’s examination forbid an accident victim to apply for accident benefits?
The decision of the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) in the case called S.L. v Certas Home and Auto Insurance Company answers the question on whether or not the failure to attend an insurer’s examination (IE) forbid an accident victim to apply for accident benefits.
The Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT), and its prejudicial impact on the health and well-being of motor vehicle injury victims across Ontario, is now firmly entrenched.
The Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) – a regulation under the Insurance Act – sets the maximum amount that an insurance company is required to pay for one assessment of the extent of an accident victim’s injury at $2,000.
As early as 1978, the High Court of Justice of Ontario ruled that parents can be sued for the actions of their children.
This refusals motion concerned a plaintiff’s request for the statutory third party’s file contents, including the defendant’s first statement to his liability insurer and all correspondence between the defendant and his liability insurer. TD, the statutory third party (when the motion was heard), refused production on the basis of litigation privilege. The plaintiff’s motion was defeated.
Reprinted from the OTLA Member Bulletin – June 23, 2017 Last week, the Hamilton Spectator published our Letter to the Editor in response to the recent opinion piece by Ken Rubin. I would like to thank OTLA’s Public Relations committee, specifically Heidi Brown, Maciek Piekosz, and Alex Voudouris for creating this letter:
Campisi’s Cesar Carranza received OTLA’s Outstanding Law Clerk Award. Cesar’s enthusiasm, dedication and knowledge is an asset to our team and is reflected in every action he takes when working with our clients.
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog Case Summary – May 5 2017, written by Michael Ettedgui This decision concerns a request to add issues to an arbitration proceeding resulting from an Application for Arbitration, filed February 18, 2016.