Loss Transfer - Costs of Assessments

In Wawanesa v. Axa (2012), 107 O.R. (3d) 395 (S.C.J.), the issue was whether the cost of s. 42 assessments are recoverable in loss transfer, particularly in light of the legislative changes that came into effect March 1, 2006 (when DACs were eliminated). The underlying accidents occurred on August 21, 2006 and October 6, 2005.

The arbitrator held that the cost of s. 42 assessments are not recoverable under loss transfer. Justice Greer upheld the decision. The legislative changes had no impact on the principle that assessment expenses are not recoverable in loss transfer.

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