Disability Insurance Law in Canada, Second Edition
By: Eric J. Schjerning, B.A., LL.B., F.L.M.I.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8036-2
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 300 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2017-07-27
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $126.00

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Depression and anxiety account for 23% of total disability claims. Are you prepared?

Turn to the new Second Edition of Disability Insurance Law in Canada for comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in depression claims and awards of extracontractual damages. Get expert insight on disability insurance litigation along with more than 700 case citations – so you can take on cases with confidence.

New in this edition

  • A discussion of all leading cases on what constitutes total disability, as well as related topics such as meeting the onus of proof, the taxability of LTD settlements, punitive and aggravated damages, the operation of exclusionary clauses and policy offsets and the availability of jury trials in LTD actions.
  • Two chapters – “Depression and Anxiety Claims” and “Critical Illness Insurance”
  • The latest case law on punitive and aggravated damages and the use of surveillance evidence
About the Author
Eric J. Schjerning, B.A., LL.B., F.L.M.I., is a 1986 Call to the Bar who joined Blaney McMurtry LLP in 2005, after 19 years with The Canada Life Assurance Company where he headed Canada Life's litigation team and where he also spent 2 years as director of Group Insurance Claims.

Eric has extensive experience handling life, disability, critical illness and travel insurance claims from the group, individual and creditor claims areas. Eric was winning counsel on 2 leading court cases in this area of the law, Silva vs. Sizoo and Canada Life (an individual disability case dealing with the issues of misrepresentation and lack of insurability) and Conte vs. Canada Life (a group LTD case dealing with the issues of disability, mitigation, onus of proof, and a claims handling standard which does not meet the test for punitive damages).

Eric is a regular speaker for numerous industry groups, including the CLHIA, L.I.I.C (LOMA Canada) and the Toronto Claims Association.

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