Duncan Macgillivray

Duncan is a founding partner of White Macgillivray Lester LLP in Thunder Bay and Lecturer at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University, teaching Insurance Law. Duncan has served injury clients all across Northwestern Ontario, from the Manitoba border in the west, to Greenstone in the east and all the way up north to Hudson’s Bay. Duncan is involved in his community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Thunder Bay and Area from 2009 to Present (with 2010 to 2015 as President) and the Board of Directors of Thunder Bay Counselling Centre 2009 to 2015 (with 2011 to 2015 as Board Chair). Duncan is also involved in the legal community, sitting on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association since 2015, Thunder Bay Law Association since 2012, and Co-Chairing the Thunder Bay Law Association’s Civil Litigation CLE programs.

Another Year of The LAT: Is Time Standing Still?

Here’s what I said on a previous LAT stat blog:

“Not surprising, the LAT is not getting any faster. And, even more not surprising, the same insurers are still creating a lot of LAT disputes.”

That is still true.

As usual, here are some quick “take aways” before the actual stats:

2021: Another Year of the LAT (and it isn’t getting faster)

As we bid farewell to 2021, OTLA has updated the Licence Appeal Tribunal statistics from our ongoing Freedom of Information requests. Not surprising, the LAT is not getting any faster, and even more not surprising, the same insurers are still creating a lot of LAT disputes…

How Many People Actually Buy Optional Accident Benefits?

In Ontario, the standard no-fault Accident Benefit coverage for Catastrophic injuries (i.e. the most serious injuries) is $1M for all Medical, Rehabilitation and Attendant Care services. That amount is not enough to protect you if you are catastrophically injured. For an extra cost, you can buy an extra $1M of coverage (increasing your coverage to $2M)…

Top 5 “Wow!” Moments from Insurance Companies’ Submissions to the Ontario Government on Restoring the $2M Catastrophic Limits

In 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Finance asked for submissions on automobile insurance and whether to return to a $2M limit for medical, rehabilitation and attendant care benefits for catastrophically injured people. Here are the Top 5 “Wow!” moments from those submissions…

LAT Stats: Market Share vs. LAT Applications and Decisions

This blog post will compare Ontario automobile insurer market shares against the amount of Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Applications and LAT Decisions. In other words, how are the biggest insurers behaving on automobile insurance claims from their own insureds? Which insurers are denying the most claims? And, which insurers play hardball with their insureds all the way up to a LAT hearing and decision?

Updated LAT Statistics

OTLA continues to make strategic Freedom of Information requests to the government. As part of these requests, we recently received updated Licence Appeal Tribunal statistics.