No. A 50-h hearing is optional. Failing to do a 50-h hearing does not mean the allegations in the Notice of Claim are deemed true.
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Fully agree with my colleagues. 50h hearings are optional, and a municipality's failure to conduct one is not an acknowledgment or recognition of the allegations. The municipality will either attempt to settle, or, if they don't, you will need to commence an action to preserve your rights and prosecute your claims.
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No, the failure to file for a 50h gives you the right to bring suit with in the statutory allowed period. The failure to schedule cannot be deemed an admission of liability. The question indicates that you should hire counsel.
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