November 27, 2019

Rick Aucoin to speak on the New Changes to Rule 76 (Simplified Procedure)

Rick Aucoin to speak on the New Changes to Rule 76 (Simplified Procedure)

Join insurance litigation partner Rick Aucoin on December 11, 2019, at 12:30 pm ET, for a Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL) audioconference as he discusses the new changes to Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure that take effect January 1, 2020, and how they will impact claims disputes. This audioconference is suitable for adjusters and claims professionals who want to gain knowledge on the upcoming changes, as these changes affect insurers and their strategies in preparing and litigating a claim.

Simpler, Cheaper and Faster Trials: What You Need to Know About the New Changes to Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure

More expeditious and affordable trials are coming to a courtroom near you. Are you up to speed on the new changes that the Attorney General for Ontario will be made to Rule 76 (Simplified Procedure) as well as the monetary value of claims in Ontario Small Claims cases?

What Rick will be discussing:

  • Increases to monetary limits of claims brought under Rule 76 (Simplified Procedure) and in Small Claims matters;
  • New limits on recovery of costs and disbursements;
  • New limits on the length of trial and advantages in reducing the time to trial;
  • When to pursue and not pursue a claim under Simplified Procedure;
  • Strategies for Small Claims Court claims under the new changes;
  • and more.

A Q&A session will take place at the end of the audioconference.  If you wish to submit a question ahead of the audio conference, please email Mary Ellen Thibodeau at

For more information or to register, please visit Canadian Defence Lawyers or download the registration form here.

About Rick Aucoin

Rick Aucoin is a partner at Beard Winter LLP and head of the firm’s insurance department. He has a wide range of litigation experience before all courts and tribunals. The focus of his practice is civil litigation with an emphasis on property, casualty, tort and negligence cases, commercial insurance, product liability and coverage issues. He also focuses on professional errors with an appointment to the preferred counsel list for the defence of lawyers in their professional capacity. Rick has been providing litigation services along with risk analysis to a large number of provincial, national and international insurers for in excess of two decades. He has represented clients at numerous trials, pre-trial conferences and mediations. He involves himself extensively in consulting and presenting to his clients on a variety of issues of interest for the purposes of continuing education and keeping his clients informed. Rick approaches all aspects of his practice with exceptional interpersonal skills. He is among the leaders in building value into his professional services by working to secure the best result while being attentive to the time and expense considerations of his clients. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 in the area of personal injury litigation and insurance law, and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 in the area of personal injury (defendants).

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