claim alleges that FSCO turned a blind eye to unfair industry

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Proposed class actions allege Ontario insurers broke payment rules

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canada goose coats on sale The legal action also alleges Ontario insurance regulator the Financial Services Commission of Ontario has known about the HST issue for years but has failed to take action against it. claim alleges that FSCO turned a blind eye to unfair industry practices even when they knew that members of the insurance industry were wrongfully denying the public benefits. to the lawsuits, the insurance regulator directed insurance companies to pay canada goose jacket outlet store applicable HST in addition canada goose outlet ontario to the costs of goods and services provided under accident benefit agreements, and told them not canada goose outlet online store to include applicable HST within calculation of caps on benefits. canada goose coats on sale

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canada goose clearance Jill Nicholson, a 34 year old Ottawa resident who works in law enforcement and is a plaintiff in the legal action, said she was involved in a serious accident while riding her motorcycle home from work in June 2012. canada goose clearance

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canada goose coats Certas and Unifund said they couldn comment on the legal action as it was before the courts while the three other companies named in the suits did not immediately respond to requests for comment. canada goose coats

Canada Goose Parka A spokesman for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario said the agency was aware of the lawsuits but couldn comment on them as they were before the courts. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli, whose ministry oversees the agency, also declined to comment Canada Goose Parka.

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