ICBC’s no-fault insurance scheme now in effect
Time will tell how the Insurance Company of British Columbia’s (ICBC) new no-fault system will impact accident victims butpolicyholders may want to investigate extended insurance options for further protection and peace of mind, says Larry Herscu, President of Rhino Legal Finance. ICBC’s “Enhanced Care coverage” launched
Virtual IMEs play significant role in PI claims, access to justice during pandemic
With continuing province-wide restrictions and public health orders in response to COVID-19, many services typically conducted in person are now being performed virtually in British Columbia, including independent medical examinations (IMEs).
Easy Legal Finance Inc. acquires Settlement Lenders Inc.
TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2021 /CNW/ – Easy Legal Finance Inc. a Canadian litigation financing firm, announced today the acquisition of Settlement Lenders Inc. Based in Edmonton, Settlement Lenders Inc.
Updated LAT stats paint grim picture for timely access to justice
Recent License Appeal Tribunal (LAT) statistics reinforce there are severe delays in proceedings, which may create increased pressure on a motor vehicle accident claimant to settle, says Easy Legal Group of Companies President and CEO Larry Herscu.
Disconnect between insurers’ record earnings and financial challenges facing Canadians
The impact of the second wave of COVID-19 on the personal finances of Canadians — particularly personal injury plaintiffs — versus the insurance industry is “diametrically opposed” and “quite troubling,” says Easy Legal Group of Companies President and CEO Larry Herscu.
Has coronavirus rung the death knell for civil jury trials?
There is a strong case for abolishing juries in civil trials in light of COVID-19 court closures and the ensuing backlogs and delays, says Easy Legal Group of Companies President and CEO Larry Herscu.
Modernization initiatives piloted during COVID-19 a boon for access to justice: Herscu
Several court modernization projects conducted in Ontario have been trying to keep the system moving and are promising for access to justice, says Easy Legal Group of Companies President and CEO Larry Herscu.
Nominal rebates signal auto insurers’ reluctance to adjust rates
Insurance companies in Ontario are facing roadblocks if they attempt to increase auto insurance premiums in the near future, says Easy Legal Group of Companies President and CEO Larry Herscu.
“If anything, drivers in the province should see reduced car insurance rates beyond the patchwork of nominal rebates that have been offered as a result of COVID-19,” he says.