By Annie Levanaj The Court of Appeal’s decision in Yatar v. TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, 2022 ONCA 446, provides guidance on how judicial review should be dealt with when a statutory right to appeal also exists. It also reinforces the importance of limitation periods and ensuring claims are commenced in a timely matter in the […]
An article by Athina Ionita on the exclusive jurisdiction of the Licence Appeal Tribunal over statutory accident benefits disputes has been published in Ontario Accident Benefit Case Summaries, a LexisNexis publication. The article can be found here.
By Natalia Sheikh Overview When an insured has more than one insurance policy which each contain “other insurance” clauses, disputes sometimes arise over whether only one insurer has to respond to a loss, or whether multiple insurers have to respond. This was the situation in Northbridge General Insurance Company v. Aviva Insurance Company, 2022 ONCA […]
By Kathryn Orydzuk In the recent decision, McHugh v. 2209664 Ontario Inc. et al, 2022 ONSC 3729, the Court considered a motion to strike a third party claim commenced by an occupier against a tavern. Facts The main action arose out of a 2018 slip and fall on an allegedly ice-covered walkway located on the […]
Stephen Ross, Andrew Yolles, and Natalia Sheikh have written a detailed paper called “Government Liability: Tension Between the Legislature and the Courts“. It addresses the following issues: History of Crown Liability; Jurisdiction & Framework for Statutory Causes of Action Against Government Entities; Private Law Duty of Care; Enactment of the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act; […]
By Alon Barda One of the more controversial changes when the adjudication of SABS disputes was transferred from FSCO to the LAT is the ability of the Tribunal to award costs. At FSCO, the arbitrator could award “all or part of such expenses incurred in respect of an arbitration proceeding as may be prescribed in […]