It’s old news that auto insurers aggressively defend personal injury lawsuits in Ontario, but are the Courts pushing back with escalating cost awards when they lose? It might seem so based on the recent decision of St. Marthe v. O’Connor  (“St. Marthe”) where the Court awarded the Plaintiff $300,000 in costs plus HST and […]
The battle over who pays the premium for After the Event Insurance (“ATE”) has been raging for a few years now as lawyers and judges consider how ATE fits within personal injury costs and disbursements. In the most recent case on point, Stewart et al. v. Wood et al. (“Stewart”), we see the Court clearly […]
Good lawyers can make all the difference; lawyers with grit and determination, those who care enough about an outcome to risk their time and money to see justice done. While people may be quick to make lawyer jokes, the risk taken by the lawyers in the recent case of Yelland v. Sunrise was no joke. […]
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