Jason joined Zuber & Company as a Partner in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Partner at a leading insurance defence firm in Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.
Jason practices civil litigation, with an emphasis on insurance defence matters. He has acted for both insurance and private clients, with a particular focus on commercial general liability matters, product liability, professional liability and personal injury claims. He has extensive experience in subrogation and insurance coverage matters. He has also developed an expertise in Cannabis Law, advising clients on various coverage and claims issues.
Jason has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Divisional Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Small Claims Court, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeal Tribunal, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He has appeared as co-counsel at multiple jury and non-jury trials.
Some of Jason’s more notable decisions include the following:
- Wiens v. Mino, 2018 ONSC 3234 – successful motion for summary judgment dismissing action against third party in a dog-bite matter.
- G. Lipton Sales Ltd. v. Sivitilli, 2015 ONCA 214 – successful defence of an appeal to set aside motion for summary judgment against corporate officer and director.
- Sant v. Sekhon, 2013 ONSC 2982 – on pre-charge motion, upheld duty of drivers to exercise reasonable care in the operation of their vehicle whether or not they proceed with the right of way.
- Sam’s Auto Wrecking Co. Ltd. (Wentworth Metal) v. Lombard General Insurance Company of Canada, 2013 ONCA 186 – successful defence of an appeal seeking to set aside trial decision dismissing action on the basis of there being no right to indemnify the insured for personal injury to an executive officer.
- Decision No. 22/12, 2012 ONWSIAT 2631 – successful application dismissing plaintiffs’ right of action on the basis that a party was a “worker” under Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
- Sam’s Auto Wrecking Co. v. Lombard General Insurance, 2011 ONSC 6441 – successful defence at trial against claim seeking coverage for personal injury to an executive officer.
- Mehmood v. Gray, 2011 ONSC 1735 – successful dismissal of a personal injury action on the basis that there was no real and substantial connection to Ontario.
- Makowchik v. RBC General Insurance, 2010 ONSC 526 – successful dismissal of an application seeking a defence in a negligence claim involving an intentional assault.