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Update on Wiles v. Sun Life – Limitation Periods and Relief from Forfeiture – Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Summary Dismissal of Claim

Update on Wiles v. Sun Life – Limitation Periods and Relief from Forfeiture...

Several months ago, I wrote a blog regarding this case where I suggested that perhaps the summary judgment decision would be reviewed by the Ontario Court of Appeal. The OCA released their decision on September 19, 2018, upholding the dismissal granted by Justice Taylor. Taylor, J. had dismissed the lawsuit against both Sun Life and the employer on the basis that the one-year limitation period in Sun Life’s LTD policy had been missed, and on the basis that Ms. Wiles failure to submit a timely LTD application did not provide the necessary criteria for granting relief from...
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Family Physician Denied Benefits

Family Physician Denied Benefits

As a family physician, Erica can’t even count the number of patients who have asked her to support some kind of long-term disability claim. It’s a lot more common than people think. The causes and conditions vary – she’s dealt with everything from heart disease to the lingering after-effects of car crashes – but in each case, the symptoms are very real. Her patients have chronic medical issues that prevent them from doing their jobs, and they need a professional medical opinion to make sure their claims get honoured by an insurance company. Yet Erica didn’t fully...
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Standard Life and or Manulife Denies LTD Claim of Engineer

Standard Life and or Manulife Denies LTD Claim of Engineer

If you are an engineer covered under Standard Life whose claim for long term disability benefits has been denied, here a few things that you might find helpful: • In July 2015, Manulife assumed all of the plans and policies of the Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada • The fact that your claim has been denied does not mean that you should not pursue your claim • Share Lawyers has taken on many of these claims and succeeded in recovering fair settlements of these claims. Standard Life has merged with Manulife Trust Company and now operates under the name Manulife...
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Share Lawyers Takes On a Denied Military Claim

Share Lawyers Takes On a Denied Military Claim

At Share Lawyers, we ensure that every client is provided superior individual attention. Due to her PTSD, Sarah was unable to seek full-time employment as a project manager, which would have allowed her to pay off her student loans. She sought help from us after her military disability benefits were denied. Unable to leave her home in Sault Ste. Marie, Sarah appreciated Share Lawyers’ willingness to communicate with her by phone, email and courier. She appreciated the enthusiastic approach we took to her case, commending us for being “very positive and respectful.” She...
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Roundup: Eating Disorders

Roundup: Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can affect people of all ages and genders and are complicated and often misunderstood mental health conditions. There are many different eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Rumination Disorder, Pica, and Other Specific Eating or Feeding Disorders. Share Lawyers would like to share our top posts about eating disorders including facts and misconceptions, eating disorders and disability insurance law, and eating disorders and disability insurance benefits. Eating Disorder Facts Eating...
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RBC Insurance Denies LTD Claim of Bookkeeper / Accounting Clerk

RBC Insurance Denies LTD Claim of Bookkeeper / Accounting Clerk

If you are in the accounting department of a company and are covered under RBC Insurance for long term disability benefits, and you claim has been denied, here a few things that you might find helpful: The fact that your claim has been denied does not mean that you should not pursue your claim Share Lawyers has taken on many of these claims and succeeded in recovering fair settlements of these claims. RBC oversees the handling of disability claims for bookkeepers and accountants, as well as all types of professionals in Canada. We have seen many claims over the years...