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Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

The ICBC ‘dumpster fire’: How much is really burning? | Sandra Kovacs

British Columbia Attorney General David Eby recently described the current state of the province’s automobile insurer, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), as a “financial dumpster fire.”  It is clear that ICBC has a problem, but it is a problem without a clear definition. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

Wording of benefits statute key in N.L. Appeal Court ruling over workplace injury David_Buffett_sm

The meaning of “use of a motor vehicle” was the nexus of a Newfoundland appeal involving a workplace accident where a mechanic was crushed while fixing a company truck. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

INSURANCE CONTRACT - Interpretation - Terms

Appeal by the defendant insurers, Equinox Global and Lloyd's Underwriters, from the dismissal of their motion for a stay of the action by the plaintiff insured, Trade Finance Solutions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

Stewart McKelvey adds P.E.I. associates

Two associates have joined Stewart McKelvey’s Charlottetown branch. They are Justin Milne and Michael Fleischmann. ... [read more]

Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 4:04 PM

B.C. pledges to fix ‘financial dumpster fire’ at provincial auto insurer David Eby

Calling it a “financial dumpster fire,” B.C. Attorney General David Eby has pledged to fix the monetary woes plaguing the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). ... [read more]

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 1:41 PM

Five women named partners at Langlois

The Montreal and Quebec City offices at Langlois lawyers are now the home of five new partners. ... [read more]

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Decision clarifies dispute resolution for international insurance policies international_insurance_sm

International insurance policies often include both a mandatory arbitration clause and a domestic “Action Against Insurer” endorsement which provides procedural steps including for service of an action against the insurer. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Quebec facing major overhaul to insurance legislation in 2018 online_insurance_sm

The insurance industry is facing major changes, as Quebec’s government is working toward passing legislation that would allow the online distribution of insurance without the assistance of a broker or agent. ... [read more]

Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 9:14 AM

Cerebral palsy: Determining a viable claim for medical malpractice cerebral_palsy_sm

Cerebral palsy can be a life sentence, imposed at birth, of complete dependence on others for all activities of daily living. For parents burdened with such monumental care obligations and associated expenses, the question must be asked: “Could this have been avoided?” ... [read more]

Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

THE INSURANCE CONTRACT - Interpretation - Coverage provisions and exclusion clauses

Appeal by the defendant insurers from partial summary judgment granted in favour of the plaintiff, TB Bank, N.A. (Bank). ... [read more]