Maia Bent's Archive

Is there an insurance discount for winter tires?

Less than half of Ontario insurers provide a discount for winter tires. That’s set to change in January, but it’s up to your insurance company to decide how much you’ll save, says Ontario’s insurance regulator. “It’s important that they made that discount announcement the day before they revealed that rates haven’t declined very much,” says […]...Read More

Ontario auto insurance industry fundamentally broken

A fascinating, incendiary new report prepared by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) suggests that the auto insurance in Canada’s largest province is in deep need of reform. The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) hired two York University Schulich School of Business Professors, Fred Lazar and Eli Prisman, to study the auto insurance industry in […]...Read More

Ontarians pay more than double in car insurance (Maia Bent on CHCH)

Lerners partner and President of Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Maia Bent, comments on the price of car insurance in Ontario on CHCH TV. Read The Full Article Online  ...Read More

Lisa Bradshaw recipient of Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Safety Leadership Award

Lerners personal injury law clerk, Lisa Bradshaw, was honored with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) Safety Leadership Award.  Lisa is a founder and secretary-treasurer of Helping Acquired Brain Injury Treatment (HABIT) which was formed in 2002 to provide funding to brain injured children. Lisa has worked with HABIT to run a bicycle helmet awareness program […]...Read More

Maia Bent discusses Settling the SABS before Tort

Maia Bent is a speaker at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association program, The Tort Case: Thinking Strategically from Start to Finish, being held September 25, 2015.  Maia’s topic of discussion is Settling the SABS before Tort: A Word of Warning on Improvident Settlements....Read More

Your ad here…or not

Lawyers in Ontario are debating whether to tighten up the rules that govern how they can advertise their services to the public. The debate emerges out of a package of amendments the country’s largest legal profession regulator, the Law Society of Upper Canada, has proposed to its rulebook. Maia Bent, president of the Ontario Trial […]...Read More

Australia’s ‘assembly-line’ legal service eyes Canada

“If the model that we have seen in the U.K. and Australia progresses, it will absolutely mean fewer choices for the consumer,” said Maia Bent, president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and a partner with Lerners Personal Injury Group in London, Ont. “The choice that you have is going to be a much more cookie-cutter, assembly-line type of legal service.” Australia039s-039assembly-line039-legal-service-eyes-Canada  ...Read More

Legal advertising under the microscope (Maia Bent quoted)

Darcy Merkur has had enough. Whether it’s misleading information about the amount of experience a law firm has on display with apparent pride on the side of a bus or phallic innuendo suggestive of big settlements strategically placed above men’s urinals at the Air Canada Centre, legal advertising in Ontario, in his view, has gotten […]...Read More

Maia Bent to speak on the Ontario budget and implications for auto injury benefits claimants

Maia Bent is a speaker at Rehab First’s breakfast seminar, The Budget and its Implications for Auto Injury Benefits Claimants, being held June 25th, 2015 at the London Convention Centre....Read More

Focus: Families struggling with attendant-care limits

With attendant-care benefits limited since Feb. 1, 2014, to the amount of a family member’s actual economic loss, families have been struggling to care for their relatives under the new regime as their advocates look for ways to help them find any tool available to provide assistance… Read Law Times article...Read More

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