The recent Ontario Superior Court decision of Azzopardi v. John Doe and The Personal Insurance Company [“Azzopardi”] appears to to lower the threshold for the types of corroborative evidence that Ontario courts will accept when considering a party’s entitlement to under-insured coverage in accidents involving unidentified vehicles. Under-insured motorist coverage where an unidentified motorist is [...]
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.
A woman walks into a pole that is resting in the back of a parked truck, hits her head and suffers an injury. The Ontario Court of Appeal finds that she was struck by a car. These are essentially the facts in Lewis v. Economical Insurance Group, 2010 ONCA 528, in which Justice Laskin held, [...]