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A plaintiff suffered a concussion a year before the accident – how this should affect loss of income award

June 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has doubled a tort award, for loss of future earning capacity, for a motor vehicle accident victim who had suffered several concussions before he badly injured his head in a rear-end collision. On

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Concussion v. whiplash

April 6, 2020 Samuel Howarth, Pario Engineering and Environmental Sciences

What claims experts need to know about assessing low-speed motor vehicle impacts

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Who knew that book readers could be at such risk?

April 2, 2019 by David Gambrill

A book lover who claimed to have sustained a concussion and a back injury while tripping over a pile of stacked books in a B.C. bookstore had his liability case dismissed for a lack of evidence. The insurer for the

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What surprises this broker about sports insurance

March 11, 2019 Dan Ralph THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – He has played Canadian university football and coached the game, but Todd Smith is waiting before he lets his two sons get on the field. “I’m not in a rush to put my kids into football just knowing

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End of the line for CFL player’s concussion lawsuit

March 16, 2018 Dan Ralph - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Arland Bruce III won’t be having his day in court. The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday it won’t hear Bruce’s concussion lawsuit against the CFL and former commissioner Mark Cohon. The decision came after two B.C. courts, the Supreme

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Proposed “concussion code of conduct” could help sports insurers

February 22, 2018 by Canadian Underwriter

Legislation that would require a “concussion code of conduct” for amateur sports organizations in Ontario will be the subject to public hearings next week. If passed into law, Bill 193 will “be a catalyst for longer-term culture change for concussion

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Settlement arising from football players suffering brain injuries upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

December 12, 2016 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The United States Supreme Court on Monday rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, clearing the way for payouts to begin to those who

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Ontario sports concussion bill passed into law

June 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario government is required to appoint a committee to review recommendations, on preventing head injury in sports, now that the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee Act has been passed into law. Rowan Stringer, 17, died May 12, 2013 in an