ABC's of SABS
Mon, October 7, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Registration limited to OTLA members
This program is eligible for up to 1.25 Substantive Hours.
Join us for a 75 minute webinar with Alex Voudouris, Pace Law; Chris Jackson, Smitiuch Injury Law Professional Corporation; & Catherine Korte, McCague Borlack LLP .
You will learn:
- Tips and Strategies in advancing an AB claim
- Noteworthy LAT decisions in advancing an AB claim
Catherine Korte, McCague Borlack LLP
Catherine has been practicing in the area of insurance defence litigation since 1995.
Her current practice focuses on the defence of statutory accident benefits claims, including acting on behalf of auto insurers in loss transfer and priority disputes between insurers, and tort claims. Her practice includes a focus on privacy law. She has analyzed legislation, case law, policies, studies and current developments in privacy law. She has drafted privacy defence reference materials for clients (including federal and provincial privacy). She defends clients on cyber security breaches across Canada.
She has acted as legislative counsel on behalf of automobile insurers. On behalf of insurers she worked in approaching the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and successfully argued for the Superintendent’s approval of Insurers’ Preferred Provider Networks (PPNs).This permitted insurers across the Province of Ontario to arrange for a claimant to attend groups of insurer selected health care providers to deliver programs of care. Thereafter, as counsel for insurers she successfully worked with the Financial Services Commission to establish best practices for Preferred Provider Networks and to minimize insurers’ exposure to conflicts of interest and unfair and deceptive practice and act allegations.
Chris Jackson, Smitiuch Injury Law Professional Corporation
Chris Jackson holds a Master of Divinity degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) degree from the University of Western Ontario (King’s College). He was awarded a Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) Medal for twelve years of honourable service in the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserves). He has qualified and testified in Arbitration and Court as an expert in Vocational Rehabilitation and Future Care Costs.
Chris was a catastrophic case manager and vocational rehabilitation professional prior to embarking on his legal career in personal injury law. He also worked as a senior accident benefits examiner and ADR coordinator with an insurance company. He has been the Accident Benefits Manager at Smitiuch Injury Law Professional Corporation since 2010 and has written and spoken extensively on accident benefits since then.
In his spare time Chris enjoys golf, a good single-malt scotch and politics. He is a past Chair of the Law Clerks Section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and was the recipient of OTLA’s Outstanding Law Clerk award for 2015.
Alex Voudouris, Pace Law
Alex Voudouris is a senior litigator with Pace Law Firm. He has a Specialized Honours B.A. from York University and attended the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy Law Schools, and clerked for the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories.
Since being called to the Bar in 1991 Mr. Voudouris’ practice has been in the Personal Injury field. For the first 18 years of his practice Mr. Voudouris represented numerous Canadian and American insurance companies including Allstate, Co-operators, Coseco, ING/Intact, RBC, Monnex/TD and Auto Owners (Michigan). For the past 8 years he has exclusively represented accident victims. Mr. Voudouris has significant trial, arbitration and appeal experience in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the License Appeal Tribunal, and the Worker Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
Mr. Voudouris has represented clients in a broad range of cases including serious brain injuries, paraplegia, tetraplegia, chronic pain, fatalities, psychiatric and orthopaedic injuries, together with catastrophic impairments as defined in the SABS. Some of his most notable and precedent setting cases include: Opuku v. Pal (ONCA) (opened the door to rescind the first 10 years of AB settlements at FSCO); Igbokwe v. HB Group (ONCA) (applying the AB settlement regulation to AB Claims advanced in Court); Thornhill v. Shadid (OSCJ) (the first decision dealing with Minimum Maintenance Standards under the Municipal Act for snow removal); Leone and State Farm (FSCO Appeal) (requiring FSCO Mediations to occur within 60 days of the Application for Mediation); Parveen and Aviva (FSCO Appeal) (allowing for the rescinding of all FSCO settlements from 2002 - 2012); and for example, Scarlett v. Belair (Divisional Court) (the first decision dealing with the MIG).
Mr. Voudouris lectures extensively, and has written and published a number of articles for the Law Times, Lawyers Weekly and The Litigator. He is regular participant in the FSCO and ADR DRS Counsel Forums and he is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s (OTLA) Board of Directors. Recently I was tasked with training the new License Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Adjudicators in SABS Law.
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Mon, October 7, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
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