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Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 9:56 AM

Prevalence of cyberscams brings need for proper insurance coverage to the forefront Cyberfraud

Earlier this year, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, in The Brick Warehouse LP v. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, released the first Canadian decision to grapple with how insurance coverage should respond to social engineering fraud. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

THE INSURANCE CONTRACT - Interpretation - Coverage provisions and exclusion clauses

Appeal by the petitioner, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, from an order refusing to find an indemnity obligation owed by the respondents, the Liberty Mutual insurers. ... [read more]

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 9:50 AM

Autonomous vehicles will change driving, insurance landscapes in Canada Autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles, also known as self-driving vehicles, are a reality and Canada has much to do to prepare for their arrival. All levels of government must start exploring the impact AVs will have on our roads, on the insurance industry and on citizens’ privacy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 2:14 PM

Scam targeting lawyers highlights need for cyber insurance Dan Pinnington

A recent fraud alert issued by the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA) is serving as a reminder to the legal community that lawyers are targets for scams. It’s also acting as a wake-up call for lawyers to ensure their cyber insurance coverage is adequate for their needs. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s journey to clarity on the appropriateness factor

A recent decision helps clarify how to assess when the appropriateness factor delays the start of the two-year limitation period. The case, Pepper v Sanmina-SCI Systems, 2017 ONCA 730, concerned a claim for long-term disability benefits, but it should be of interest to any practitioners who need to assess when the limitations clock starts in Ontario. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 12:44 PM

B.C. Court of Appeal ruling clarifies family member exclusions in insurance cases Christopher Rhone, Branch MacMaster LLP

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has offered clarification in the concept of family member exclusions in homeowner insurance policies, a ruling the lawyer for the insurance company says creates “consistency and predictability” for insurers. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Along with the name change, law society should also look at title insurance | Julius Melnitzer

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) will be changing its name. Let’s hope it doesn’t use the occasion to toss its sticky if not seamy underside into the compost bin. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:45 AM

An ill wind blowing: Insurers are bracing for challenges from climate change Climate change

Weather is one of the greatest catalysts of insurance claims, and coverage for everything from business interruption and environmental liability to automobiles and property is susceptible due to a changing climate. Litigation can be expected once governments in Canada implement legislation that provides measurable standards. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

Marshall report would deny natural justice to many claimants | Alexander Voudouris

Stakeholders say the review of Ontario's auto insurance system relied on outdated, inaccurate statistics, and failed to quantify insurers’ profits and assess the role profits play in benefits being fairly delivered. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 10:26 AM

'Historical' transfer of wealth to women highlights importance of estate planning Financial planning

Money-management trends from the Mad Men era, when men were the primary breadwinners and wealth managers, have been slow to change. With many women set to inherit money from their parents and spouses, it's crucial that they become more involved in family financial matters. ... [read more]