Maia Bent's Archive

Maia Bent participates in Women’s Caucus Roundtable

Maia Bent has been asked to participate in an informal roundtable discussion with other female lawyers regarding trial preparation, advocacy, and civility issues. The discussion will take place on May 2nd from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM....Read More

Maia Bent and Jacob Aitcheson discuss the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s new rules

Maia Bent and Jacob Aitcheson discuss the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s new rules Maia Bent and Jacob Aitcheson explore the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s new rules practices and procedures in the manner that they apply to the Auto Accident Benefits Service system at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association program LAT: The Knowns & Unknowns being held April […]...Read More

Maia Bent, president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, speaks on rising legal fees

Maia Bent, president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, practices personal injury law in London, Ont. She said it’s not clear why legal fees change; many factors come into play, from inflation to office overhead. In her practice, she’s noticed that it’s costing more to hire medical and engineering experts to give opinions on aspects […]...Read More

Nursing home cases highlight need for better standard of care

The issue of violence in nursing homes has largely been focused on the residents themselves, but London personal injury lawyer Maia Bent says there needs to be attention paid to the homes and the people who work there. “What doesn’t seem to be getting as much attention is the violence or neglect by the people […]...Read More

In Personal Injury Disputes, Your Metadata Is Fair Game

Anything you do or say may be used against you in the court of law. Increasingly, this includes what you may have shared online. Over the last few years, as sharing of personal information on social media has become more ubiquitous, many personal injury cases in Ontario are being decided on evidence gathered from plaintiffs’ […]...Read More

How your social media posts could affect future personal injury lawsuits

Nowadays, we are no stranger to the notion that everything we do on social media can have a great effect on our offline lives. From examples of employees who have been fired thanks to inappropriate Facebook rants, to people who have had their homes robbed after advertising on Instagram that they were away, the real-life […]...Read More

Maia Bent speaks on the most important accident benefits cases of the past year

Personal injury lawyer, Maia Bent, will provide an analysis of the most important FSCO and court decisions over the previous year and assess their impact on practitioners at the Osgoode Hall/York University conference “Accident Benefits 2016: What’s Current, What’s Important” being held February 19, 2016....Read More

Judge rules defendant can pay structured settlement broker fees

An Ontario Superior Court judge recently confirmed that a commission paid to the broker of a structured settlement can be claimed by a plaintiff as damages, London personal injury lawyer and OTLA president Maia Bent writes in Lawyers Weekly. Read AdvocateDaily.com article...Read More

OTLA Presentation at the 2016 Ontario Legislative Assembly Pre-Budget Hearings

On February 2, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) President Maia Bent spoke at the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Pre-Budget Hearings at the Ontario Legislative Assembly. ‎OTLA continues to advocate fairness and justice for injured accident victims who must endure intrusive “insurer examinations.” OTLA also highlighted the need for greater transparency and accountability […]...Read More

OTLA report attacks insurers’ low profit figures

Responding to widespread disappointment with the transparency process that was meant to clarify insurer profits, and the lack of political will to address the issue, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association has released an updated independent financial report that confirms allegations of overcharging and dubious accounting tactics by insurers. The resulting furor is destined to land on the desk of the newly appointed special advisor on auto insurance. Maia Bent, […]...Read More

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