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Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Resetting the limitation clock

After a series of decisions in 2014 and 2015, it is now almost impossible to use a limitations defence in a claim for underinsured, uninsured or unidentified motor vehicle accident coverage. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Lawyers wrestle with brave new world of genetic tests and rights

Doctors at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children know 12-year-old Ann has one of two life-threatening diseases, but they aren’t sure which one. The uncertainty could be fatal because the two disorders demand very different treatments: either drugs, or heart surgery to forestall sudden death. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

In harm’s way

Stories about piracy and kidnapping are more interesting than stories about the law of insurance. Perhaps the only way to get insurance mentioned in a Hollywood film is to have the hero appear as a hostage negotiator retained by an insurance company pursuant to a kidnap and ransom policy. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 07, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

The perils of waiting

It is common practice for an insurer to appoint counsel to defend an insured in litigation, and simultaneously reserve its right to dispute coverage later. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Legal bend in the road

It has been argued that Ontario courts have failed on a number of occasions to properly apply the test for liability on the part of a municipal authority with respect to the maintenance of its roads. ... [read more]