Conflicting Limitation Periods for Car Accident Insurance Claims

By Roger Foisy on September 14th, 2011

The car accident insurance case, Whorpole Estate v. Echelon General Insurance Co., [2011] O. J. No. 1644 (S. C. J.) has brought up the issue of conflicting limitation periods, where more than one limitation period exists and a decision must be made over which applies. In particular, this case shows the conflict between a limitation period according to the Trustee’s Act and one according to the Insurance Act.

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