Focus On
NEW In-House Counsel | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Immigration | Natural Resources | Real Estate | Tax
Story image

Court upholds award for car crash victim against Ontario municipality

Friday, June 02, 2017 @ 9:35 AM | By Tom Venetis

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that a municipality was negligent for failing to ensure a road was snow free and affirmed a $12 million damage award to a woman who lost control of her car and suffered devastating injuries in a crash.

On Nov. 22, 2000, Lisa Marie Belanger was driving on the two-lane Regional Road 35 (RR35) in the Regional Municipality of Sudbury. Belanger’s car lost control and crossed the centre lane to then collide with an oncoming school bus. Belanger...