Maia Bent's Archive

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

Costco crash driver Ruth Burger appealing convictions

The London woman who drove her car backwards into the front doors of a big box store, killing two children and injuring their mother and sister, is appealing her four convictions for dangerous driving. Ruth Burger, 66, is asking the Ontario Court of Appeal to quash her convictions and acquit her of all charges or […]...Read More

Maia Bent receives Certified Specialist designation

Lerners is proud to announce that Maia Bent has been Certified as Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Certified Specialist Program recognizes members of the Law Society who have met established standards of experience and knowledge requirements in one or more designated areas of law and have maintained exemplary standards […]...Read More

London MD warns of more auto insurance pain (Maia Bent quoted)

The way injuries to crash victims are assessed is changing, making it more difficult to prove “catastrophic injury,” such as those suffered by quadriplegics, said Dr. Keith Sequeira, who specializes in rehabilitation at Parkwood Institute. That means fewer victims will get support from insurers to pay for care at home, and they will stay in […]...Read More

Auto insurers raking in cash while cutting benefits, study finds

Insurers have slashed coverage for Ontario drivers just as they’re racking up sky-high profits, says a critical report for a lawyers’ group pushing for an industry audit by the province’s spending watchdog. “The insurance industry is clearly very healthy, and the most troubling part is continued cuts to the product,” said association head Maia Bent, […]...Read More

Adding more bollards into open spaces could avert deadly crash in future, says critics

More than a year after a car plowed between two barrier posts into the front of a London big-box store, ultimately killing two children, observers say more needs to be done to prevent another such tragedy. Costco didn’t respond to several Free Press emails and messages on the subject, but a lawyer for the family suggested more […]...Read More

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