Rural Municipality of Britannia No. 502, et al. v. John Acton (June 10, 2013)
Case # 35229
The Supreme Court of Canada is holding an oral hearing on an application for leave to appeal. The respondent was injured in a single vehicle rollover accident that occurred on a road maintained by the applicant, Rural Municipality of Britannia. The applicant also engaged the services of the applicant Ron Handel Farm Ltd. to carry out certain work on the road. The respondent claimed the benefits he received through the Automobile Accident Insurance Act didn’t cover his rehabilitation costs. As a result, the respondent a tort action against the applicants to recover damages. The chambers judge ruled that the respondent wasn’t entitled to maintain the tort action. The Court of Appeal allowed his appeal.