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Breakthrough Costs Insurance Decision For Plaintiffs- Armstrong V. Lakeridge 2017 Onsc 6565

One of the biggest obstacles facing personal injury plaintiffs in the pursuit of their claims is the very real threat of exposure to a large costs award against them if they are not successful in the lawsuit.  Typically, a judge will order the unsuccessful party to pay a portion of the victor’s...

Ms. Dittmann’s Automobile Insurance Success Against Aviva

In Aviva Insurance Company of Canada v. Dittmann, released on March 15, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a leave to appeal application by Aviva and ordered the insurer to pay Ms. Dittmann’s legal costs.  

Costs Insurance Is a Compensable Disbursement

In the recently released Costs decision, Stewart et al. v. Wood et al. [2019 ONSC 3931] Justice Tausenfreund was required to assess costs and disbursements in a settled personal injury lawsuit.

Memo to Gps Re Bridgepoint

We have begun recommending that our clients consider purchasing legal cost protection from companies like BridgePoint Indemnity Co. We believe that this empowers our clients, and removes one of the obstacles to achieving fair compensation from the defendant insurance companies.

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