Case In Point
Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal in Carrigan
Date: March 28, 2013
Today, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Carrigan v. Carrigan.
The Court of Appeal’s decision awarded the payment of the pre-retirement death benefit payable under an Ontario registered pension plan to a member’s designated beneficiaries rather than to his common law spouse (Ms Quinn), thereby marking a departure from the pension industry’s widely held interpretation of section 48 of the Pension Benefits Act.
For more information on the leave to appeal denial, see our FTR Now of March 28, 2013 “Supreme Court Denies Leave in Carrigan.”