Ted-Chadderton-Barrie-Lawyer-3The issue of plaintiff’s counsel serving their statement of claim directly upon a defendant’s insurer, by way of an order for substituted service, has been around for some time.

The leading case on the issue is Laframboise v. Woodward (2002), 59 O.R. (3d) 338, 2002 CarswellOnt 1448 (Ont. S.C.J.)

It has no history. It does not have negative treatment. It has not been distinguished or overruled.

In the decision Justice Quinn decides to summarize the state of the law on the issue and make very pointed comments on the proper procedure to be followed in obtaining such an order.

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Ted has been a partner since 2005, following two years of practice in Toronto and five in Barrie. He handles complex litigation files, ranging from product liability, facility liability, insurance disputes and other multi-party litigation. Ted is known for being a voice of reason on files and strives to consider not just his clients’ legal position but also a broader consideration of their business or personal interests .