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Maia Bent's Archive

Recent rulings provide guidance for CAT cases under new LAT rules

Although no cases have been decided under the new definition of catastrophic impairment (CAT) at the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT), a number of matters recently adjudicated under the old definition do provide some guidance in a number of areas, read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com....Read More

Couple alleges they were wrongly targeted by police in son’s death

After their toddler suffered a blow to the head and died in their arms, the devastated parents turned to the police for help. Read full article on LFPress.com...Read More

Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit 2018

On March 27, 2018 Maia Bent will be co-presenting a session on “Medical Reports: Ghostwriting, Bias & Duelling Assessments – Sourcing Reliable Expert Evidence”. For more information, program details and to register visit the Medical Vehicle Litigation Summit 2018 webpage on Law Society of Ontario....Read More

CAT Developments at the LAT

The new definitions for catastrophic impairment came into force for motor vehicle accidents that occurred on or after June 1, 2016. Currently, no cases under the new definition have been decided at the Licencing Appeals Tribunal (“LAT”). However, a review of the catastrophic impairment cases that have been decided since the commencement of the LAT […]...Read More

Privacy interests of plaintiffs on social media ‘still not settled law’

As a recent ruling suggests, allowing several ‘friends’ to access the private section of a Facebook account does not always mean a plaintiff is giving up privacy rights to that information… Read more on the AdvocateDaily.com...Read More

Social media posts not always part of litigation

Focus on Competing interests emerge over online information Photos and other information on a protected portion of an individual’s Facebook page invoke privacy interests and will not necessarily be produced to the defence in personal injury litigation, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled last month. A decision that is significant, because it suggests that permitting several […]...Read More

Car Accident Case Testimonial – Meet Kasey

Kasey was on his way home from volunteering for a youth facility, when everything in life changed instantaneously. He was suddenly struck head-on by a drunk driver who crossed two lanes of traffic, leaving him pinned in his car. Kasey suffered numerous serious injuries, including a shattered wrist, a fractured pelvis and a dislocated leg. […]...Read More

Accident Benefits 2017: What’s New, What’s Important?

On February 24th Maia Bent will lead a session on “The Most Important AB Cases of the Past Year” at the Accidents Benefits 2017: What’s New, What’s Important course. For more information, program details and to register visit Osgoode Professional Development website....Read More

Doctor who wrote ‘misleading’ insurance report under investigation

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is investigating a doctor a judge says wrote a “misleading” report about a woman injured in a car accident. Read the full Toronto Star Article...Read More

Toronto doctor can’t sue over warning he altered medical reports for insurance companies to thwart claims

A judge dismissed Dr. Howard Platnick’s libel suit earlier this week, ruling an email sent in Nov. 2014 warning other lawyers about Dr. Howard Platnick’s conduct as a medical expert for insurance companies was “fair and reasonable.” Read the full Toronto Star article....Read More

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