Significant Legal Decisions – Year 2001 in Review
In this issue of the Accident Benefit Reporter, we are pleased to provide the second annual review and summary of significant decisions- reported during the past year. This review consists of cases that are governed by the current legislation, Bill 59. They also include decisions that fall under the two earlier regimes – Bill 164 and the Ontario Motorist Protection Plan (OMPP), where the decision may impact on future Bill 59 interpretations.
Despite the fact that Bill 59 came into effect over five years ago, on November 1, 1996, there are still many unresolved issues arising from this legislation. These cases highlight the complexity and ever changing nature of the law.
Many will already be aware that the government of Ontario is reviewing the current legislation and proposed changes are expected to be announced in the near future. We will attempt to keep you informed of these proposed changes, through a special mailing of the Accident Benefit Reporter and/or postings on ...