Monthly Archives: May 2004

Auto Deductible to be Taken Into Account for Rule 49 Offers

In its May 11, 2004 decision in Wicken v. Harssar, the Divisional Court has clarified s. 267.5(9) of the Insurance Act. That section of the Act deals with the effect of the deductibles on costs. It provides that “In an … Continue reading

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C.A. Finds Social Host Liability May Still Exist

The Ontario Court of Appeal has concluded that the hosts of a 1998 Ottawa New Year’s Eve party which resulted in a tragic accident are not liable to the woman who was injured in a car accident caused by an … Continue reading

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Surveillance Video Does Not Contravene PIPEDA

An Ontario Superior Court judge has rejected an argument, made by a plaintiff in a medical malpractice action, that surveillance video should not be received in evidence at trial because it contravened the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act … Continue reading

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