Dutton Brock LLP

Mark   K. Donaldson

Mark K. Donaldson

phone: 416.593.4411 Ext:2382

fax: 416.593.5922

email: mdonaldson@duttonbrock.com


Position : Partner

Bio

In 1988 Mark commenced his articles with Lee Fireman Regan, initially doing tort work, before moving into the area of Statutory Accident Benefits. Since that time Mark has developed a specialization in inter-company disputes, addressing both loss transfer and priority matters both at private arbitration and on appeal. Mark, who has also practiced in the area of insurance defence, has argued arbitrations and appeals at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and in the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

 

Mark and several colleagues moved their accident benefits practice to Dutton Brock in November of 2000, where as a partner Mark heads up the accident benefits practice group. Outside of work Mark enjoys spending time with his family, working on old cars and sailing.

Education & Awards

Education

Mark attended Glendon College of York University and completed his Honours B.A. in psychology and philosophy in 1984. He went on to obtain his LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1988. He was called to the Bar in 1990.

Lectures & Publications

Lectures

Cutting edge issues in Automobile Insurance: Advice from the Experts - Ontario Bar Association Institute 2002 - Insurance, January 2002

 

Loss Transfer and Priority Disputes - Canadian Defence Lawyers, February 2005

 

Your First Trial: Practical Tips from Top Practitioners - Ontario Bar Association - Civil Litigation Section, February 2005

 

Regular speaker at Dutton Brock's Annual Firm Seminars.

Memberships & Associations

Mark is a member of:

 

Decisions

Canadian General v. Transit Insurance Company - Arbitrator Webb - September 4, 1996

 

State Farm v. Kingsway - Arbitrator Lee Samis - October 20, 1999

 

Travel Insurance Co-ordinators v. ING Halifax - Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Lane, J. - December 14, 2001 upheld on Appeal McMurtry CJO, Carthy, Goudge, JJA - September 18, 2002

 

Co-operators v. State Farm & Dominion - Arbitrator Bruce R. Robinson - February 22, 2002 and January 31, 2003

 

Co-operators v. American Home - Arbitrator Bruce R. Robinson - October 10, 2002

 

Co-operators v. Gore - Arbitrator M. Guy Jones - September 27, 2005

 

Co-operators v. Wawanesa - Arbitrator Kenneth J. Bialkowski - August 18, 2003 upheld on Appeal Madam Justice Stewart - November 9, 2004

 

Federated v. CGU - Arbitrator Stephen M. Malach - September 2, 2003 upheld on Appeal Madam Justice Herman - January 22, 2004

 

Wawanesa v. Co-operators - Arbitrator Stephen M. Malach - September 4, 2003

 

Co-operators v. Motors Insurance - Arbitrator M. Guy Jones - May 4, 2004 and August 23, 2004

 

ING v. Co-operators - Arbitrator Bruce R. Robinson - September 24, 2004

 

Lloyds v. Allstate & Co-operators - Arbitrator J. Drew Hudson - January 24, 2005 & March 24, 2005, upheld on Appeal Madam Justice Spiegel

 

Co-operators v. Zurich - Arbitrator Lee Samis - May 11, 2005

 

Primmum v. Her Majesty the Queen, Lombard & Liberty - Arbitrator M. Guy Jones - August 18, 2005

 

Co-operators v. Zurich - Arbitrator M. Guy Jones - September 27, 2005

 

Allianz v. Guarantee - Arbitrator M. Guy Jones - December 2, 2005

 

Certas v. CGU/AVIVA - Arbitrator Lee Samis - December 5, 2005

 

Co-operators v. ING - Arbitrator Lee Samis - May 2, 2006

 

Co-operators v. Lombard - Arbitrator Stephen Malach - August 10, 2006

 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car v. ING - Arbitrator Guy Jones - November, 2006

 

Zurich v. Co-operators - Arbitrator M. Guy Jones - January 3, 2007

 

Co-operators v. Zurich - Arbitrator M. Guy Jones - March 16, 2007

 

TTC Insurance Company v. Co-operators - Arbitrator Lee Samis - July 23, 2007

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