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  • A Look Into How an Adjudicator is Trained at the LAT

    Guest Author: Laura Dickson, Lamont Law In 2018, the independence of the adjudicators and decision-making process was called into question by the Divisional Court. The Divisional Court in Shuttleworth found that, although some outside influence on reason writing was considered permissible, the Court … Read more »

  • Pandemic Price Gouging in The Car Insurance Industry

    Guest Author: Kennedy Nolan, Nolan Ciarlo LLP New data reveals that car accidents in Ontario have gone down by more than 56% since Ontario’s State of Emergency was declared on March 17, 2020. How have car insurance companies responded? By increasing Ontarians’ premiums by an average of $30 per polic … Read more »

  • 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 ou … Read more »

  • 10 Things We Learned at The September LAT Stakeholder Meeting

    Jennifer Bezaire, Matt Caron and Duncan Macgillivray attended the Licence Appeal Tribunal Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on behalf of OTLA on September 24, 2020.  At the meeting, the LAT provided us with an update on their operations and different stakeholders (OTLA, the IBC, The Advocates Society … Read more »

  • Time to Eliminate Most Civil Juries

    Guest Author: Mary-Anne Strong, Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers Recently, Ontario’s Attorney General, the Honourable Doug Downey, notified Ontario lawyers that his office is considering eliminating juries for most civil matters. This notice to the profession has been hotly debated in the legal commu … Read more »