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Founding Partner & Senior Counsel
Direct Tel: 416.365.1030, ext. 103
As senior counsel, Brian brings over 20 years of winning experience in insurance and personal injury disputes to the table.
As a former in-house counsel for two major insurers and with many years in court and in settlement negotiations aggressively defending business’ interests, Brian is a trusted legal advisor to a wide range of insurance companies and other organizations.
Some of his higher profile decisions are Equitable Life Insurance v. Wawanesa Mutual (establishing LTD policy first in priority under OMPP); VO v. Maplex (FSCO decision confirming income replacement benefits calculated on full four weeks pre-accident); Alves v. Commercial Union Insurance Company of Canada (placed restrictions on an insured’s right to claim medical and rehabilitation expenses); Hope v. CGU (establishing 10 year limit on payment of medical and rehabilitation expenses under OMPP); Dominion v. State Farm (establishing no “rolling limitation period” in loss transfer).
Brian is keenly interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and is available to conduct both Arbitrations and Mediations. He completed certification as an arbitrator in 1989 and has recently completed certificate courses in Mediation.
Brian understands the need to assess files and respond quickly, stay on top of deadlines and reporting, offer flexible fee arrangements and cut straight to the chase.
Prior Career Experience
Partner, Samis, Blouin Dunn (1989-2002, Toronto)
Speeches, Workshops & Seminars
Professional Associations & Memberships
Current member of:
Past Member and Executive, CBAO Insurance Law Section
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