As the author of the CCH Ontario Accident Benefits Case Summaries since 1992, Eric has developed an expertise in this area of auto insurance law which has been and continues to be recognized by members of the insurance bar, his clients, other professionals that service the industry and other insurers. Eric is also a member of the Advisory Board to Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law - Personal Injury, a service which goes beyond traditional legal research tools to give lawyers the resources they need to practice more efficiently, improve client service and never miss a step.
Eric's current insurance file profile consists largely of first party claims under Bill 198, Bill 59, and some remaining files under Bill 164 and OMPP. Eric also acts for insurers in a number of loss transfer claims and priority disputes. Eric appears as counsel at mediations, pre-arbitration hearings, arbitrations and appeals before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and on private arbitrations, and in the courts. He has appeared in defence of these claims on judicial review at Divisional Court and has appeared before the Court of Appeal for Ontario on a number of occasions. He has appeared and won in the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been retained as an expert witness in the area of statutory accident benefits on a number of instances, and from time to time gets retained to do counsel work in this area.
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