Posted: November 11, 2019

Our Managing Partner Steve Rastin intervened on behalf of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, at the Ontario Court of Appeal on the case of Tomec v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company, 2019. The main issue being heard was on whether a limitation period in both the Insurance Act R.S.O. and Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule—Accidents On or after November 1 1996 is subject to discoverability.

Rastin, alongside his colleagues Stanley Pasternak and Alex Voudouris, emphasized the important implications of the insurance company’s decision to deny benefits to an insured individual. Their focus was on access to justice and fair benefits, especially for those who have been catastrophically injured. We are happy to announce that their hard work and dedication to accident victim’s rights has paid off.

Here is a message of thanks from Steve Rastin to all those who have sent words of support and congratulations over the past several days:

“Many thanks to everyone who sent along kind words of support for our work in Tomec v. Economical. Almost as soon as I posted my thanks to Stanley Pasternak and Alex Voudouris for all of their help on the Intervention, the Court of Appeal surprised us all by releasing its reasons. The strongly-worded decision is a victory for accident victims in their ongoing struggles against insurers. The so-called “hard limitation” advocated by Economical was struck down as being unreasonable and absurd.”

You can read the full decision here.