Guest Column: Paying what’s fair

Toronto Sun | by Darcy Merkur | December 16, 2017

Toronto Sun thumbnail A controversial arbitration decision has encouraged various automobile insurers throughout Ontario to deny necessary care and supervision services to the most seriously injured motorists. And the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), mandated to “protect the public interest and enhance public confidence in the sectors it regulates”, such as the automobile insurance industry, is doing … Continued

Expect more Charter challenges in benefit disputes

Law Times | by Michael McKiernan, quoting Stephen Birman | November 13, 2017

Law Times logo 150x46 The provincial attorney general’s failure to defend the constitutionality of its Minor Injury Guideline has helped open the floodgates to Charter challenges in accident benefit disputes, says a Toronto insurance lawyer. Under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, the MIG limits medical and rehabilitation expenses to $3,500 for minor injuries, defined as one or more of … Continued

Meet Aleks Mladenovic – Personal Injury Lawyer

Watch this short video and get to know personal injury lawyer Aleks Mladenovic, a partner at Thomson, Rogers in Toronto. Learn why he chose law and what he is passionate about. Aleks was named one of the leading medical malpractice lawyers in Canada by Lawday, a North American resource for the legal profession. He also … Continued

PI lawyers critical of Ontario’s new car insurance plan

Canadian Lawyer | by Aidan Macnab, quoting Darcy Merkur | December 6, 2017

Canadian Lawyer logo Ontario’s new “Fair Auto Insurance Plan” will leave accident victims without an advocate and at the mercy of insurance companies, say personal injury lawyers. The government is aiming to deliver lower insurance premiums by allowing insurance companies to “bully” accident victims, says Darcy Merkur, a partner at Thomson Rogers in Toronto. “It’s a smart thing … Continued

Flaws have emerged in new LAT

Law Times | by Shannon Kari, quoting Darcy Merkur | November 27, 2017

Law Times logo 150x46 It has been just more than a year and a half since responsibility for adjudicating accident benefits disputes was transferred to the Licence Appeal Tribunal, which decides on claims and licensing regulations involving a number of provincial ministries. The stated goal by the province in transferring jurisdiction from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, which … Continued