August 14, 2015

New Brunswick – Proposed Changes To Advance Payments of Damages

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The Law Reform Branch of New Brunswick is proposing extending the current procedures permitting advance payments of special damages in automobile cases to non-automobile type claims. The Law Reform Branch of New Brunswick is proposing extending the current procedures permitting advance payments of special damages in automobile cases to non-automobile type claims.  If this were to happen, advance payments could be ordered by the Court in actions involving general tort claims (for example, occupier’s liability, liquor liability, products liability, slip and fall accidents), homeowners’ policies (such as fire losses), commercial disputes/policies, and other first party claims.

View the attached excerpt from Law Reform Notes #37 dated June 2015 explaining these proposed changes and notes of previous bulletins setting out the considerations of the Province.

September 15, 2015 has now been set as the ultimate date for the submission of comments, proposals or briefs.  They should be sent to:

Tim Rattenbury
c/o Legislative Services Branch, Office of the Attorney General
Room111, Centennial Building              
P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB  E3B 5H1
Email:  gnb.ca


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