For a long time, the idea of the injury threshold to tort claims in Ontario has been considered “under attack” by the legal system. The threshold, which outlines that a tort action cannot be commenced unless an injury is serious or permanent, has been something that has frustrated the plaintiff […]
There is a great article in today’s Globe and Mail (thank you to the Ontario Insurance Law Blog for the link) regarding the Insurance Bureau of Canada‘s recent warning around staged automobile accidents. The IBC notice, which went to all insurers across the country, states that Southern Ontario “has become a virtual […]
We are one day into the new auto reforms in Ontario, and one day into the confusion. Transition rules, who is still using what form, what everything means. Whee, fun! It will settle down in time, but from where I sit, the approaches that different companies are taking could not […]
With only two weeks to go before Ontario’s auto reforms are implemented, how will it affect the insurance industry – and specifically, their sales and claims people?
My opinion on what is currently afflicting Ontario’s auto insurance system, what needs to be fixed from a claims person’s view, and why the changes coming in September 2010 won’t fix what is wrong.