Keith Finley

Keith was raised in Etobicoke, and is excited to return to the GTA in order to practice plaintiff personal injury law. After his call to the Bar in 2009, Keith worked briefly for TD Insurance as in-house legal counsel, prior to moving to London for family reasons. He has spent the last two years working exclusively in plaintiff personal injury and medical malpractice law with a leading firm.

Through his volunteer work, he has written for The Monarch, the Brain Injury Association of London and Region’s quarterly magazine and sat on their Community Outreach committee. He was also a member of the Spinal Cord Injury of Ontario’s Fundraising Committee 2013-2014.

Keith is devoted to his wife and two boys. He loves to cook, and enjoys a good book when he isn’t working.

Sobh v. RBC General Insurance Co. et al, 2016 ONSC 7382

This was a motion and cross-motion for summary judgment. The defendant driver sought to have the claim dismissed as against him and his numbered company. The Plaintiff’s insurer sought its release from the action under its unidentified coverage. In the alternative, it sought a ruling that the OPCF 44R was not triggered in the circumstances of this claim.

Denis v. Lalonde, 2016 ONSC 5960

This was a motion by the Plaintiff to compel productions and attendance at examinations for discovery of an insurance broker after the matter had been set down for trial in which conflicting authorities were reviewed.

Mandel v Fakhim, 2016 ONSC 6538

This was a threshold motion brought by plaintiff’s counsel during jury deliberations. The question before the court was whether the question was rendered moot as a result of the jury’s nominal award.

Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Co v. Wright, 2016 ONCA 789

This was an appeal of a preliminary issue application commenced by the insurer to determine if the applicant was entitled to accident benefits under the SABS. The question before the court was whether s.279 of the Insurance Act could be circumvented in this manner.

Echelon General Insurance Company v. Ontario (Minister of Finance), 2016 ONSC 5019

This was an appeal of a preliminary award in which the arbitrator determined that an insurer’s policy had expired prior to the collision in question. The issue on appeal was whether an improperly cancelled policy remained in force.

Intact Insurance Company v. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, 2016 ONCA 609

This was an appeal by an insurer of a decision assigning priority for accident benefits to it instead of the first responder. The main issue on appeal was the question of dependency.