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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).

Aviva Insurance Company of Canada v. McKeown, 2016 ONSC 6017 (CanLII)

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Aslan et al., 2016 ONSC 2725

An April 13, 2016 decision by Justice Hackland in Ottawa has provided further guidance on the notice requirements before an insurer can perform a section 33 Examination Under Oath. A generic statement that the insurer requires an examination under oath to determine the insured’s entitled to statutory accident benefits will not suffice.

Machaj v. RBC General Insurance Company, 2016 ONCA 257

Batoor v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, FSCO A13-007600

This is a preliminary issue hearing as to whether the applicant, Hiwad, should be excluded by section 31(1)(a)(i) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule from claiming certain accident benefits as a result of operating an uninsured automobile.

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.