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Should a LAT member be allowed to reconsider their own decision?

February 1, 2019 by Jason Contant

New amendments to rules surrounding the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) in Ontario “have sent a dagger into the heart” of one insurance defence lawyer. Effective Feb. 7, 2019, Rule 18 of the LAT will be amended to allow, among other

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Six insurer examinations “significantly intrusive,” accident benefits tribunal rules

March 20, 2018 by David Gambrill

Six insurer examinations [IEs] turned out to be three too many, an Ontario tribunal has decided, allowing an accident benefits claimant to go ahead with her hearing despite her refusal to attend the insurer’s three additional IEs. “Three in-person examinations;

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How Ontario tribunal looks at professional attendant care providers

January 31, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) seems to have extended the categories of individuals who are found to be professional providers for the purposes of attendant care, Philippa Samworth, partner at Dutton Brock LLP, said on Tuesday. Speaking at the

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Tribunal decision imperils limitation periods in auto claims

January 30, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Insurance Act is just one act to consider among all the other factors when dealing with the two-year limitation period in statutory accident benefits disputes, the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) has found. “So that’s frightening,” Philippa Samworth, a

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New Ontario financial authority should monitor auto insurers with ‘unusual number’ of LAT appeals: Marshall

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Neither the behaviour of personal injury lawyers nor “excess profits” of insurers are to blame for high auto premiums in Ontario, but the government should consider restricting lawyers’ contingency fees, a special advisor to the provincial government suggested in a

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Court challenge to Ontario auto dispute resolution system ‘scheduled to proceed’ to hearing Feb. 13

November 4, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A constitutional challenge to Ontario’s auto accident benefits dispute resolution system is scheduled for a three-day hearing next February, but the retired judge who recommended that AB disputes go before a public sector administrative tribunal suggested Wednesday that it would

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New Ontario auto dispute resolution system could cause ‘a lot more claims against insurance brokers,’ personal injury lawyer predicts

November 3, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Recent reforms to Ontario auto insurance, including the transfer of accident benefits dispute arbitration to the licence appeal tribunal (LAT), has some personal injury lawyers warning of lawsuits against brokers who fail to advise clients accordingly. “We are trying to