• Kozel v The Personal Insurance Co.: The Latest Word on Relief From Forfeiture
  • March 10, 2014 | Author: Lori D. Mountford
  • Law Firm: Blaney McMurtry LLP - Toronto Office
  • On February 19, 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Kozel v The Personal Insurance Company, 2014 ONCA 130. The case will be of interest to auto insurers and representatives presented with “authorized by law to drive” issues. Its significance, however, is broader. The appellate court’s holdings with respect to relief from forfeiture and section 98 of the Courts of Justice Act, RSO 1990, c C43 (the “CJA”) have widespread implications within the insurance realm more generally. Liability insurers, property insurers, whether commercial or residential, insurance law counsel, adjusters, brokers, etc. take note.