Flaws have emerged in new LAT

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

Law Times logo 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

Event: Considering the Future SABS Conference 2017

Posted September 29, 2017

Event Date: October 27, 2017
SABS Conference Oct 2017 Thomson Rogers, in collaboration with Community Solutions is proud to present Considering the Future SABS Conference. The conference will be taking place at Dalewood Golf Club in Port Hope on Friday, October 27, 2017. The morning is scheduled for challenging discussions followed by a luncheon and networking opportunity. The conference will focus on the following: How … Continued

Mandamin v. Pafco: You cannot SOLELY dispute a CAT denial at the LAT

Posted August 29, 2017

Deanna Gilbert In the decision of Mandamin v. Pafco Insurance Company, released on July 31, 2017, an Arbitrator at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”) held that the Licence Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) does not have the jurisdiction under s. 280(1) of the Insurance Act to hear an Arbitration that solely involves a dispute over whether or … Continued

Tort Defendants Responsible for Accident Benefit Arbitration Costs

The Lawyer's Daily | by Darcy Merkur | May 15, 2017

Darcy Merkur, best personal injury lawyer Toronto Access to justice is being denied for injured Ontario motorists as a result of the mandated use of the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) as the exclusive means to resolve all accident benefit disputes given that the LAT does not allow a claimant to recover any dispute costs. But, thankfully, the courts have found a back-door … Continued

‘Lots of room for improvement’ with new Ontario auto dispute resolution system: Judge Cunningham

Canadian Underwriter | by Greg Meckbach, Wendy Moore Mandel quoted | November 2, 2016

Canadian Underwriter thumbnail Ontario’s license appeal tribunal – which this year started hearing auto accident benefits disputes – presents “an opportunity” for auto insurers to “redefine how they provide their services,” an insurance company lawyer said Wednesday, while the retired judge who recommended changing the dispute resolution system told the audience of a panel discussion there is “lots … Continued