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Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

Ontario court decision on insurance limitation periods is one to watch

The province's highest court recently ruled that insurers are not obligated to advise insureds about the applicable limitation period when denying benefits. But it suggested that the legislature may want to consider imposing such a requirement, which is the case in Alberta and B.C. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 03:23 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal rules on U.S. state being an 'inadequately insured motorist' Richard Campbell sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has partially upheld a lower court’s decision in a case involving a traffic accident determining that the state of Minnesota is an “inadequately insured motorist.” However, it also ruled that the motion judge erred in deciding that U.S. fees can be claimed against an insurance company as special damages. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 01:56 PM

The Insurtech revolution is gaining momentum, bringing new challenges

Insurers in Canada operate in a complex legal and regulatory landscape. Key concerns for both established players and new entrants in the Insurtech field include the regulatory landscape, protecting the privacy of personal information and cybersecurity. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 09:36 AM

Scales of justice are tipped against high personal injury jury awards | Patrick Brown

Appellate courts have shown no reluctance to overturn generous damages, while leaving small awards intact. With the cost of appealing out of reach for most plaintiffs, the system provides a win-win for the insurance industry. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 01:54 PM

MacPherson picked as new head of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island

The Law Society of Prince Edward Island elected Jennifer MacPherson as its new president. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 08:41 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Compulsory government schemes - Rights and duties of insurer

Appeal by Aviva Insurance Company of Canada from a decision finding that it had not given proper notice to examine under oath the respondent applicants for statutory accident benefits. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 07:17 AM

Transport Canada’s proposed regulations on drones open for comment Laura Emmett sm

Transport Canada recently released proposed amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations with regards to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones. The new regulations focus on three main areas: safety issues, an increase in administrative burden and regulatory predictability. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 02:13 PM

Quebec notaries, lawyers lose legal battle against title insurers Sylvain Lussier

The governing bodies of the Quebec legal and notary professions lost a suit against American-based insurers after Quebec Superior Court held that they did not overstep their bounds in preparing, registering and discharging mortgages on real estate. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

FIRE INSURANCE - Statutory conditions

Appeal by Marsh, an insurance broker, cross-appeal by Grafton Connor, a building owner, and cross-appeal by Lloyd’s, the insurer, from a decision dismissing Marsh’s cross-claim against the insurer, following a fire which destroyed a pub in March 2017. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 12:49 PM

Dutton Brock hires Duboff as associate

Michael Duboff has joined Dutton Brock LLP as an associate. He completed his articles with the Toronto firm and was called to the bar this year. ... [read more]