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ONCA Upholds $1.5M Punitive Damages Award Against LTD Insurer

Baker v Blue Cross 2023 ONCA 842: The Ontario Court Appeal upholds $1,500,000 in punitive damages and full indemnity costs due to bad faith handling of LTD claim In its decision in Baker v Blue Cross, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld two awards that sent shockwaves through the insurance industry last year: a $1,500,000…

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Fairness and Efficiency in Prospective Class Actions

Hoedel v WestJet Airlines Ltd. and Other Developments in Sequencing In prospective class actions, the issue of sequencing has become a focus for parties and courts. Sequencing refers to the order in which a judge will consider the certification application and other applications, such as those for summary judgment or a stay. The Court of…

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