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The Year of the LAT

Fireworks celebrate one year since the debut of the LAT

We’ve now had a year’s worth of LAT decisions (the first LAT decision was released online in July 2016). This post will examine the LAT decisions published online on CanLII to date (or at least up until June 22, 2017).

Thompson v. Intact Insurance Company, 2016 CanLII 60729 (ON LAT)

Released August 16, 2016 | Full Decision [CanLII] This is one of the first AABS decisions from the LAT. The applicant brought an AABS application to determine entitlement to a denied treatment plan. Prior to the hearing, Intact agreed to fund the treatment plan. Despite the settlement, the applicant sought to recoup its costs of preparing for the hearing. The LAT was forced to decide …

From FSCO to the LAT: Procedural Changes to Accident Benefits Disputes

signpost reads LAT in front of FSCO offices in Toronto

  The 2015 Ontario budget announced on April 23, 2015 brings sweeping changes to the auto insurance accident benefits system. Catastrophic and non-Catastrophic funding limits were slashed, and drastic revisions to the definition of “catastrophic impairment” were proposed. There will be a huge procedural change as well; disputes under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”) will no longer be subject to the jurisdiction of the Financial Services …

Transition to the LAT

The LAT is set to begin receiving applications for SABS disputes on April 1. OTLA is addressing significant concerns about the transition, specifically an insured’s ability to access the new dispute resolution process.