CPP Disability Payments Deductible From Future Loss

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal overturned a motion decision in Sparks v Holland, 2019 NSCA 3 (“Sparks”), holding that Canadian Pension Program (“CPP”) disability payments are deductible from future loss of income and earning capacity. Background The respondent, Catherine Holland, was involved in a motor vehicle accident with the appellant, Josh Sparks, on May […]

Before and After: NS Supreme Court Decision on CPP Benefit...

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has decided that Canada Pension Plan disability benefits are not deductible from damages of future income loss or lost earning capacity arising from a motor vehicle accident. The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in Holland v Sparks1 decides a question of law on whether s.113A of the Insurance Act applies to future Canadian […]

In Nova Scotia, How Long Do You Have to Live...

These days, almost every couple lives together for a period of time before they get married, and increasingly, more and more couples never get married at all.