By Amanda Colarossi Overview Section 44 of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”) outlines the requirements of an insurer when scheduling an insurer examination (“IE”). The Licence Appeal Tribunal (“Tribunal”) can, on a motion, create remedies for any breaches of s.44. This was the situation in Waring v. Aviva General Insurance Company, 2022 CanLII 59513. […]
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.
In Grewal v. Peel Mutual Insurance Company, 2022 ONSC 4082, the Divisional Court confirmed that an appeal in a regulatory proceeding, such as a matter before the Licence Appeal Tribunal, must wait until there is a final determination of the claim. The matter in issue involved a statutory accident benefits dispute. The claimant sought to […]
The decision in Co-operators General Insurance Company v. Branden, 2022 ONSC 2473, involves a statutory accident benefits claim in which the insurer sought to deduct from income replacement benefits amounts received in a settlement of an LTD claim. The Licence Appeal Tribunal held that there were insufficient details of the LTD settlement to permit the […]
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 […]
At our weekly meeting today, Michael Kryworuk discussed the Court of Appeal’s decision in Continental Casualty Company v. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, 2022 ONCA 188. The appeal involved a priority dispute between insurers regarding Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) coverage, where the claimant had basic mandatory SABS coverage under one policy and both basic […]