<How does Pierringer Agreement apply in the context of civil action?> –>When the plaintiff enters into a settlement agreement with some of the defendants resolving his claim, it releases those defendants from liability to the plaintiff. Pierringer Agreements allow the removal of a settling Defendant from an action and the plaintiff can continue to proceed … Read More

PwC to Pay $55 Million to Settle Madoff-Related Lawsuit – from The Wall Street Journal

Investors had accused PwC of negligence in auditing Madoff feeder fund By Jacqueline Palank Follow Jan. 7, 2016 4:55 pm ET PricewaterhouseCoopers agreed to pay $55 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing it of misleading investors in feeder funds that funneled their cash to Bernard Madoff. The cash deal, filed Wednesday in a Manhattan federal court, … Read More

When a plaintiff wants to resile from a settlement, what evidence does the court require?

Milos v. Zagas 1998 CanLII 7119 (ON CA), Sher v. Paletta, 1996 CanLII 286 (ON CA); Vanderkop v Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, 2005 CanLII 39686 (ON SC)] -The plaintiff executed her settlement documents of her claims against the defendants Sun Life and TD Insurance in respect of her entitlement to LTD benefits and tort damages. … Read More

British family whose son was killed in crash files U.S. lawsuit against wife of American official – from Washington Post

LONDON — The family of Harry Dunn, the 19-year-old motorcyclist killed by a car driven on the wrong side of an English roadway by the wife of a U.S. official, filed a U.S. federal lawsuit against the driver, Anne Sacoolas, on Wednesday. The lawsuit, which claims wrongful death and seeks financial damages, represents a significant … Read More

Statutory accident benefits settlement amounts are deductible from tort awards

<Mikolic v. Tanguay 2016 ONSC 71> -This case represents no double recovery is allowed in the motor vehicle tort awards. -S.267.8 of the Insurance Act was enacted for the purpose of eliminating double recovery in the tort recovery. -The trial judge declined to deduct the statutory accident benefits settlement amount accepted by the plaintiff for … Read More

Why do you need legal representatives as a result of having sustained injuries from motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls or workplace?

Many individuals come across an overwhelming imbalance of power from their automobile or work insurance companies because of disability that they had from their unfortunate accidents.  They even discuss with us they were taken advantage of by their own insurance companies in the course of their own settlement negotiations. Regulation 664 of the Insurance Act is clear … Read More