July 14, 2016 By Singer Kwinter

St. Catharines Jury Awards $175,000 in Punitive Damages against Insurers

On April 19, 2016, a jury in St. Catharines, Ontario found against two insurers, Lloyds Underwriters and Sovereign General Insurance Company, in a claim where a Port Colborne man had lost his home and contents in a fire. In addition to finding the insurers liable for paying damages under the insurance policy, the jury ordered the insurers to pay $175,000.00 in punitive damages to Abdul Hamid Haji‐Fazul for their bad faith conduct towards him in denying his claim. On April 10, 2011 Mr. Haji‐Fazul was the victim of a total fire loss that destroyed […]

June 10, 2014 By Singer Kwinter

$2 million settlement for Peterborough resident injured in motor vehicle accident

Injured while traveling on a frequented Peterborough road, a Kawartha-area male resident in his 40’s sustained multiple injuries that included a traumatic brain injury and a below the knee amputation. Jason Singer’s hard fought negotiations before trial led to a settlement of approximately $2 million for the victim.  Although the victim has a lifetime of brain injury and amputation related hurdles to contend with, this settlement affords the victim and his family the opportunity to live comfortably with the resources needed both now and in the future. Jason D. Singer […]

March 5, 2014 By Singer Kwinter

Court finds in favour of Plaintiff in cosmetic surgery case

After a 5-day trial in a judge alone case, the Court found in favour of a young woman who was left scarred after cosmetic surgery. This medical malpractice case addressed two issues: 1) the standard of care expected of a surgeon practicing cosmetic surgery in Ontario and 2) whether the Surgeon failed to adequately advise the plaintiff of material risks and thereby performed the surgery without informed consent. The case mainly dealt with an abdominoplasty that resulted in a significant scar across the plaintiff’s abdomen. In a normal abdominoplasty, the […]

May 9, 2013 By Singer Kwinter

David slays Goliath after 12 year quest

A 28 year-old Ontario man has received a major settlement from the Province of Ontario after personal injury law firm Singer Kwinter fought and won an epic 12 year battle for a just resolution to the 1999 tragedy which left John T. paralyzed. (The plaintiff’s identity has been anonymized to protect him.) In 1999, John T. was an athletic 17 year-old spending time with his friend’s family on his first visit to Pinery Provincial Park on Lake Huron. An experienced swimmer, John was standing waist deep in the water when […]

April 15, 2013 By Singer Kwinter

“Repeat Offender” – Wawanesa Insurance Found Liable for $100,000 in Punitive Damages

On June 22, 2012 ‘repeat offender’ Wawanesa was found liable for punitive damages of $100,000 in a judgment against it. In a case in which an elderly couple suffered fire and smoke damages to their home, the Court agreed with Singer Kwinter’s arguments, and its use of the descriptor that Wawanesa was a ‘repeat offender’. The plaintiffs who are of limited means and elderly, took on one of the biggest property insurers with unlimited means and fought for the compensation they deserved. The Court not only awarded compensation for the […]

April 15, 2013 By Singer Kwinter

$1.8 million settlement for boy severely injured in go-kart accident

A young boy suffered severe injuries in a go-kart accident. In June 2012, Alfred M. Kwinter and Shane H. Katz of Singer Kwinter obtained a settlement for the injured boy and his family in the amount of $1.8 million. Alfred M. Kwinter, Shane H. Katz Singer Kwinter

April 15, 2013 By Singer Kwinter

$1.2 million accident benefits settlement

On April 3, 2012, Jason F. Katz settled an accident benefits file relating to a motor vehicle accident for $1.2 million. Jason F. Katz Singer Kwinter

April 15, 2013 By Singer Kwinter

$1.1 million tort claim settlement

On April 11, 2011, Jason F. Katz settled a tort claim relating to a motor vehicle accident for $1.1 million. Jason F. Katz Singer Kwinter

April 15, 2013 By Singer Kwinter

$1 million Settlement for a Chronic Pain

In January 2011, William A. McMaster won a $1 million settlement for a Chronic Pain sufferer. William A. McMaster Singer Kwinter

April 15, 2013 By Singer Kwinter

$2.5 Million Punitive Damages

When the Plester’s furniture store burned down in 2003, the insurance company refused to pay, blaming arson as the cause of the fire. A ruling of arson meant that the Plester’s were unable to collect their benefit claims, and were left without any way to recover their business. After a five-week trial, the jury awarded the Plester’s $525,000 punitive and aggravated damages in addition to their initial insurance benefits claim. The punitive damage award is the highest award upheld against an insurance company by the Ontario Court of Appeal. Mazza […]