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Slip-and-fall claim takes more than four years to add contractor as defendant

Recently passed law drastically reduces claim period

January 5, 2021  By Canadian Underwriter


An Ontario snow contractor has been named as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit after more than four years since an alleged slip-and-fall accident. The Ontario government has since passed Bill 118 which amends the Occupiers’ Liability Act to bar snow and ice personal injury suits unless written notice is presented within a 60-day period from the time of the accident.

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