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Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 3:45 PM

O’Leary appointed Cox & Palmer’s managing partner in St. John's

Cox & Palmer announced on Nov. 15 that Leanne O’Leary has been appointed managing partner of the St. John’s office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

Automated vehicles bring looming liability challenges for insurers and lawyers Car accident

Automobile insurance providers have historically relied on drivers’ individual records, along with statistics about various categories of drivers, to determine the risk posed by the drivers they insure and to calculate the appropriate associated insurance premiums. Driverless vehicles will have an impact on how auto insurance risks are evaluated. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 3:16 PM

New partner at Pallett Valo

Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi has joined Mississauga, Ont.-based business law firm Pallett Valo LLP as a partner and leader of its insurance defence law practice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Justice delayed is justice denied for accident victims | Patrick Brown

Victims of road violence and other forms of negligence tell horror stories of being victimized twice — first by insurance companies and then by the costly and time-consuming jury system. But it doesn't have to be this way. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 12:55 PM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Compulsory government schemes - Liability coverage - Settlement agreements - Exclusions - Intentional or criminal act

Appeal by a third party insurer, Aviva, from a judgment finding it liable to pay a settlement agreement owed to the plaintiff. ... [read more]

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 8:39 AM

LIABILITY INSURANCE - Exclusions - Household or homeowner’s policies

Appeal by Economical Mutual Insurance Company (Economical) from the dismissal of its application for summary dismissal of Gill’s third-party notice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 9:41 AM

Regulation, insurance — even litigation — in today's growing sharing economy

The growth of Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, VRBO and other ride-sharing or home-sharing platforms raises important questions about regulation and insurance. Existing regulations and traditional insurance products may not cover the “part-time” commercial activities offered by these platforms and, even where insurance coverage exists, it may be limited. ... [read more]

Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 11:13 AM

Autonomous vehicles to become great disruptor for personal injury lawyers Autonomous vehicles

With the number of car accidents expected to fall dramatically when self-driving vehicles become a part of life in Canada — even accounting for computer glitches and hacking — it follows that personal injury lawyers need to prepare for a sharp drop in business. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 10:22 AM

Courts have laid strong foundation against recovering ATE insurance premiums Money

During settlement negotiations or at the end of trial, a successful plaintiff will expect to recover from the defendant some or all of the costs incurred in pursuing a claim. As defence counsel, it is necessary to consider whether all costs claimed by the plaintiff are truly recoverable disbursements. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 1:19 PM

Litigation financing firm opens Canadian offices

A London, U.K.-based broker that arranges litigation finance as well as litigation risk-sharing insurance is now working out of Toronto and Vancouver. ... [read more]