Date: July 21, 2021 Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm PDT Where: Live Online Cost: CDL Members $63.00 Non-Members $94.50 Accreditation: Approx 1 hour Substantive CPD (to be confirmed post-event)
Speaker: Philippa Samworth, Dutton Brock, Toronto
Chairs: Elizabeth Harris, Morelli Chertkow, Kamloops Alison Hopkins, Sound Law, Squamish
The Sky is NOT Falling!
The Move to No-Fault Auto Insurance in British Columbia
In June 1990, Ontario introduced a no-fault scheme via the Ontario Motorist Protection Plan (OMPP), followed by a complex no-fault schedule on January 1, 1994 via Bill 164, which drastically changed the first party benefits legislation for auto insurance and ushered in a new practice area for many lawyers in the province. As British Columbia transitions to the new “Enhanced Care Model”, Philippa Samworth will provide some guidance and lessons learned from the Ontario experience with Accident Benefits and explore the following areas:
What was Ontario’s experience in ’91 (OMPP) and ’94 (No Fault)?
How did it change the insurance defence practice – transition from court to tribunal; oral to written etc.?
What role does the lawyer play in the tribunal system?
How did lawyers position themselves to succeed in the new system?
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