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Tort and Insurance Law: Counsel for Neil Doef


Mr. Doef was an up-and-coming competitive Junior A hockey player, a promising NHL prospect, and the pride of Smiths Falls, Ontario. Neil suffered life-altering injuries in the 2014 World Junior A Hockey Tournament. Despite his herculean efforts to recover, Neil has been diagnosed with incomplete quadriplegia and will require expensive medical and other support throughout his life. The claim is brought against Hockey Canada for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty in the design and administration of its insurance program and for failing to procure adequate insurance for its members. The claim also names AIG Insurance as a defendant for its wrongful denial of insurance benefits. The case is scheduled for trial before a civil jury in 2022.


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