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Marshall report would deny natural justice to many claimants | Alexander Voudouris

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 10:34 AM | By Alexander Voudouris

This past April, David Marshall, at the request of the Ontario government, delivered his first and final report pertaining to his review of the province’s auto insurance system, entitled “Fair Benefits Fairly Delivered."

The 103-page report sets out 35 recommendations that, if implemented, would gut what remains of the accident benefits scheme, denying many claimants natural justice and procedural fairness — let alone adequate benefits — and leave the current tort regime, with its threshold, indexed deductible and reduced pre-judgment interest rate, largely intact.

Having brought...