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Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

Single insurance policy recommended for looming era of automated vehicles Robert Love

In an era of automated vehicles, words like “road trip,” “driving,” and “behind the wheel,” will take on a whole new meaning. So will the word “accident.” ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

New partner Duguay joins Langlois lawyers

Langlois lawyers announced that insurance law practitioner Hugues Duguay has joined the firm as a partner in its Montreal office. ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

Cassels Brock adds new real estate partner in Toronto office

Cassels Brock announced that Ben Leith has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s national real estate & development group. ... [read more]

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

Dutton Brock hires two associates

Dutton Brock LLP announced that Odette Fraser and Rosemary Cosentino have joined the Toronto firm as associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 1:54 PM

Multi-peril insurance policies: Property damage not peril Condodamage_sm.jpg

In Condominium Corporation No. 9312374 v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada 2018 ABQB 674, Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench held a multi-peril insurance policy did not cover damage sustained to the structural integrity of a parkade. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 06, 2018 @ 8:20 AM

Ontario court limits taxi drivers’ duties to intoxicated passengers seatbeltguys_sm.jpg

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Stewart v. Douro-Dummer (Township) 2018 ONSC 4009 recently dismissed an attempt to expand recognized duties of care owed to intoxicated individuals; in this case, duties owed by taxi drivers to their visibly intoxicated customers. In so doing, the court’s decision is aligned with existing statutory limits on duties owed to adult automobile passengers and with the approach taken to the same issue in other common law jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 11:38 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 5:22 PM

Ex-SCC judge who co-wrote Dunsmuir weighs in as counsel as top court revisits Dunsmuir’s standard of review

Ex-Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michel Bastarache’s participation as a counsel in three appeals the top court is using to revisit one of his most famous judgments, Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, has renewed debate about what ex-judges can do when they return to legal practice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 2:16 PM

New partner, counsel and two associates join BLG insurance, tort group

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced that Gilbert Hourani is a new partner in the insurance and tort liability group along with Pierre Visockis,  counsel, and Marc-André McCann and Samuel Robichon, associates, all of whom are based in Montreal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 2:34 PM

Long term disability insurance: Common employee misconceptions Disabilitymyths

Long-term disability (LTD) coverage is often a key benefit employees derive from their employment. Most commonly found in group plans sponsored by employers, LTD benefits can provide significant security to employees in the form of income continuation when they are disabled due to an illness or injury. The 2018 annual report by the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association suggests that over 12 million Canadians have access to some form of disability benefits. Other reports suggest one-third of Canadians will report being disabled for at least one period of 90 days or more before age 65. ... [read more]

Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

ACTIONS - By insurer against insurer - Appeals and judicial review - Of final orders

Cross-appeal by the diocese from a decision that held the insurer was not liable for damages the diocese paid out under a conciliation process. ... [read more]