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"Trust" It or Lose it: Future Collateral Benefits in Motor Vehicle Accident Jury Trials

A staple of every well written Statement of Defence includes the plea for entitlement to the benefits of all insurances provided pursuant to section 267 of the Insurance Act. Where a Plaintiff receives payments for collateral...more

Looking Forward: Canadian Class Actions in 2013

Looking Forward - 2012 was an active year for class actions in Ontario. Bennett Jones has been involved in some of 2012’s leading cases, including the putative class proceedings commenced in Trustees of the Labourers’...more

I was sexually assaulted. How do I start a lawsuit for sexual abuse?

A civil lawsuit for compensation, which is also known as an “action”, is typically started by way of a formal court document called a “Statement of Claim”. This document is “issued” by the court, which stamps it and assigns a...more

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