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Personal Injury Update: Second Psychiatric Assessment Granted 7 Months After Pre-Trial

This motion in Maria-Antony v. Ivaschenko, 2019 ONSC 4731 was brought by the defendants for leave to conduct a second psychiatric assessment of the plaintiff, Bridget Maria-Antony, who had been injured in two car accidents in 2009 and 2010. The moving defendants were involved in the second...

Accident Benefits Update- CAT Claim

In Pucci v. Wawanesa (2019 ONSC 1706), a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision, the court weighed in on causation in a catastrophic impairment (catastrophic) claim. The plaintiff claimant, Brittany Pucci, had been injured in a car accident on June 16, 2013. She suffered various...

ACCIDENT BENEFITS UPDATE: Which CAT definition applies to transitional policies?

In H.S. and Allstate Insurance (2018 CanLII 132563), the parties held a Preliminary Issue hearing before Adjudicator Deborah Neilson of the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT).  The Applicant, H.S. was seriously injured in a car accident on August 18, 2016.  She submitted an application for...

Putting Drivers First? The Government’s Blueprint for Insurance Reform Revealed

Early this year, the government asked for public input into the future of auto insurance in Ontario.  We were cautiously optimistic that they wanted genuine participation from the people most affected by any reforms.  However, now that the "Blueprint" has been published as part of the 2019...

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