The Increasing Relevance of Social Media in FSCO Arbitration

By Roger Foisy on December 12th, 2012

A 2012 appeal decision by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) confirms that Facebook can be damaging to motor vehicle accident insurance claims.  This appeal confirms an earlier decision that limited access Facebook photographs are relevant in assessing accident benefits claims.

In 2008, Eniko Rakosi was injured in a motor vehicle accident and applied for statutory accident benefits from her insurer, State Farm.  There ensued disagreement regarding her entitlement to attendant-care, income-replacement, and medical benefits.  Rakosi applied to FSCO for arbitration.

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