Title

More Revelations on Auto Premiums’ Inflated Legal Costs

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

2-7-2017

Source Publication

Insurance Business

Description

Lawyers’ contingency and referral fees driving up the cost of auto insurance made waves at the end of January, and now more details of unverified claims by Ontario’s personal injury legal firms are coming to light.

Insurance Business covered a study by Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Allan Hutchinson that found lawyers’ largely unregulated fees sometimes accounted for 40% of a settlement, and sometimes the majority of a claim.