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.

Previously, the LAT stats were published in the December 2018 issue of The Litigator. Click here to view.

As a result of our latest FOI, the LAT provided updated data about:

  • The number of Applications received by quarter
  • The average number of days between Application and Case Conference
  • The average number of days between Case Conference and Hearing
  • The average number of days between Hearing and Decision
  • The average number of days between Application and Decision
  • The number of Applications for each insurer

Here are the three main takeaways from the updated stats:

  1. The number of Applications, though somewhat variable, continues to climb
  2. The time between events has generally continued to climb
  3. Certain insurers (like Aviva) continue to make up a disproportionately large share of disputes

Here are the actual results:

  1. Applications are included in the quarter in which the case conference occurred
  2. Applications are included in the quarter in which the hearing occurred
  3. Applications are included in the quarter in which the decision was released

OTLA has been engaging with the LAT and other stakeholders in an attempt to improve the LAT and its processes. See more HERE.

Automobile insurance and no fault benefits are about consumer protection.  505 days between Application and Decision is simply not good enough.  Justice delayed is justice (and consumer protection) denied.

Duncan Macgillivray
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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.