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01 Nov 2019

Father Unable To Rely On Insurance After Allowing Daughter To Ride With Impaired Driver

by Erika Hachey

Hunt v. Peel Mutual Insurance Company, 2019 ONCA 656

The claimant, Amealia Hunter, a minor, sued her father, Bradley Hunter for negligent parenting. She alleged that he was negligent in permitting her to be transported in the motor vehicle of his girlfriend who was impaired at the time. The question before the Court of Appeal is whether Mr. Hunt could rely on his girlfriend’s insurance company to defend him against his daughter’s lawsuit...

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01 Nov 2019

Man who was denied for Long-Term Disability benefits awarded $200,000 in punitive damages.

by Erika Hachey

Greig v Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company, 2019 BCSC 1758

The Plaintiff, Dennis Greig, suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident on November 15, 2011. He returned to work on March 15, 2012. He was re-injured on the job on January 29, 2014 and did not return to work. Mr. Greig advanced a claim through WorkSafeBC which denied him benefits on the basis that his January 29, 2014 injury was an aggravation of his existing...

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01 Nov 2019

Plaintiff Receives Compensation For Teachers Salary Despite Never Working As One.

by Erika Hachey

Lo v Vos, 2019 BCSC 1306

The Plaintiff, a full-time Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver employee and certified teacher suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident which occurred when she was rear-ended by a truck. The Defendant admitted liability. The Plaintiff stopped working three years after accident occurred and alleged that she suffered from disabling chronic pain, headaches, depression and anxiety as a result of the Accident.

One of...

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02 Jan 2018

Plaintiff’s Damages Reduced due to Symptoms Caused by Over Medication

by Erika Hachey

Vanwart v. Dunnett, 2017 NBQB 225

Ms. Vanwart, a 37-year-old call centre employee, was injured in a rear-end motor vehicle collision in 2012. Following the collision, she developed chronic headaches and right hip pain, eventually leading to chronic pain. Due to both pre-existing conditions and her accident related injuries, by the time of trial she had a long list of medications. She had also stopped working 3-4 years after the collision due...

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02 Jan 2018

Coverage While Driving Rental Car Fell To Rental Company Insurer

by Erika Hachey

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Limited v Intact Insurance Co., 2017 ONSC 7515

In June 2013, Ms. Perets was involved in a motor vehicle collision while driving a rental car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Occupants from another vehicle brought an action against Ms. Perets for injury and damages. At issue was which insurer was required to respond to the claim: the insurer for Enterprise, or the insurer for Ms. Perets’ father (Intact), where she was...

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