The Ontario Legislature works in weird and mysterious ways, sometimes. When it is not prorogued or debating setting inquiries into the cancellation of power plants, the Legislature will sometimes issue laws which seem, well, contradictory. Take the deduction of collateral benefits in car accident cases.
Damages awards in recent Ontario court decisions involving catastrophic brain injury have reached unprecedented levels — in the millions of dollars. In Marcoccia v. Gill, the plaintiff, Robert Marcoccia, was a twenty-something male who injured the frontal and temporal lobes of his brain in a car accident. The jury assessed damages at $16.9 million. In [...]