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Admin dismissals/Rule 48

LAWPRO works with lawyers to correct errors and minimize losses

“Repair” work − steps taken to correct an error or problem to minimize or avoid claims costs − is an important part of LAWPRO’s claims portfolio. Depending on the nature of the error, LAWPRO may take these steps directly, or provide support while the insured conducts a “self-repair”. The most commonly-repaired claims are in the… Read More »

Categories: 2013 May - Year in Review 2012, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Articles, Casebook, Civil Litigation, Wills & Estates

How remedial action by LAWPRO saves the bar millions

Timely efforts by LAWPRO to “repair” errors committed by lawyers save the Ontario bar millions of dollars every year. 1. Setting aside Registrars’ administrative dismissal orders (Rule 48) Defended actions (Rule 48.14): Judicial discretion to set aside dismissal is unpredictable Registrars’ orders dismissing actions under Rule 48 have become common. In some cases, we were… Read More »

Categories: 2012 May/June - Year in Review 2011, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Articles, Casebook, Civil Litigation

Beware the Ides of Rule 48

The following scenario is familiar to all plaintiffs’ counsel. Consider it, for example, in the context of a slip and fall claim. Upon being retained and after having reviewed the relevant factual background, counsel chooses, wisely, to explore the prospect of resolving the claim without the need for formal proceedings. The liability insurer is like-minded… Read More »

Categories: 2011 Fall Communications, Admin dismissals/Rule 48, Articles, Civil Litigation, Limitation Periods, Practice Tips
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