For over 25 years, Bruce has practiced almost exclusively in the area of insurance litigation. Bruce has successfully conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials. He has appeared as counsel at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and before administrative tribunals such as the Licensing Appeals Tribunal and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. He has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including private arbitration and mediation.
Bruce obtained a B.A. with distinction (1985) and an M.A. (1986) from the University of Toronto, and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School (1992). He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994.
Called to the Ontario Bar, 1994
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1992
M.A., University of Toronto, 1986
B.A. (With Distinction.), University of Toronto, 1985
Canadian Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
Toronto Lawyers Association
Selection of Cases
Catastrophic Impairment: P.B v. State Farm, FSCO 4061 – we successfully defended a claim for catastrophic impairment designation.
Non-Waiver Agreement: Economical v. Montgomery, 2013 ONSC 6153 – we successfully defended a claim for indemnity pursuant to a non-waiver agreement.
Threshold Motion: Ayub v. Sun, 2015 ONSC 1828 – we won for our client a threshold motion following a jury trial, upheld by the Divisional Court on appeal (2016 ONSC 6598).
Deductibility of Collateral Benefits: Basandra v. Sforza, 2015 ONSC 5059 – following a jury trial we successfully argued for the “silo” approach to the deductibility of collateral benefits in a tort claim, upheld by the Court of Appeal for Ontario (2016 ONCA 251).