Moderator: Jennifer Griffith, Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan LLP
Speaker: Philippa Samworth, Dutton Brock LLP
Tomec Tick Talk: Ontario Court of Appeal on Tomec v. Economical
The Court of Appeal recently overturned the Divisional Court in this case involving the application of a limtiation period in the context of catastrophic level accident benefits being claimed. The Divisional Court upheld the LAT’s determination that the limitation period for the insured to challenge a denial of catastrophic level benefits began to run with the “clear and unequivocal denial” of those benefits as of the second anniversary of the claim even though a catastrophic determination was not made until much later. The Court of Appeal disagreed, holding that the two year limitation for disputing the insurer’s denial was not a “hard limitation” linked to the denial, but was rather subject to the question of when the cause of action was “discoverable”.
Join this audioconference to learn more about this case – how and why it was decided, as well as its broader implications as to how limitation periods are likely to be applied in the accident benefits context (with or without a catastrophic designation) moving forward.
Q&A session will take place at the end of the audio conference. If you wish to submit a question ahead of the audio conference, please email Mary Ellen Thibodeau email@example.com. Dialing instructions and materials will be emailed prior to the program.
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