In an effort to reduce standard insurance premiums, Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) have changed. To this end, policies renewed on or after June 1, 2016 are subject to new accident benefits maximums, while policies renewed before are subject to the old maximums. Accident benefits are...

In some judicial venues in Ontario [Toronto, Windsor and Ottawa], the parties must mediate in advance of the pre-trial conference. In all other jurisdictions, mediation is optional. 1. Don’t Mediate as a Matter of Course Direct settlement negotiations should always be thoroughly considered before proceeding to mediation. Mediation...

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