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CPP benefits received after a trial deductible from auto injury lawsuit awards, appeal court rules

January 28, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Has your client been successfully sued after a vehicle accident in Nova Scotia? The damages may be reduced if the claimant can get disability benefits in the future through the Canada Pension Plan, a court has ruled. Sparks v. Holland,

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How Nova Scotia is reducing auto tort awards

January 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A $40,000 award in a personal injury auto lawsuit has been cut down to zero because the plaintiff received Canada Pension Plan disability payments as a result of her injuries. Shirley Tibbetts was riding her motorcycle in Northern Antigonish County,

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Deductibility of CPP disability benefits in personal injury claims

November 17, 2017 Cheryl A. Canning

In personal injury claims involving lost income, it is very common for plaintiffs to have received income from various sources while unable to work, including Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits (“CPP”). The question of whether the tortfeasor or insurer may

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Supreme Court of Canada hears appeal over Nova Scotia auto family protection endorsement

October 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada heard Wednesday an appeal from a Nova Scotia auto accident victim whose future Canada Pension Plan disability payments were ordered deducted from the amount payable under his family protection endorsement. Andrew Sebean suffered injuries to

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Canadian politicians agree in principle to increase employers’ Canada Pension Plan contributions

June 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Less than a month after Ontario passed a law mandating participation for some employees in a province-sponsored pension plan, most of Canada’s premiers signed an agreement in principle, with the federal government, to increase contributions to the Canada Pension Plan.