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Mar 24, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada decision: Bodily Injury and Third Parties


The Supreme Court of Canada released the following decision:

Godbout v. Pagé, 2017 SCC 18, File no's. 36385, 36388

(Insurance — Automobile insurance — Bodily injury — No‑fault public automobile insurance scheme — Automobile accident causing injury — Victims suffering aggravated or separate injuries because of subsequent faults attributable to third parties — Whether bodily injuries suffered by victims were “suffered . . . in an accident” within meaning of Automobile Insurance Act — Type of causal link required in case of subsequent fault committed by third party — Whether civil action against third parties in question is barred by application of public compensation scheme — Automobile Insurance Act, CQLR, c. A‑25, ss. 1, 83.57 “accident”, “damage caused by an automobile”.)
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