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Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 2:46 PM

‘Unconstitutional tax’ in B.C. has led to rise in auto insurance premiums, loss of benefits: lawsuit Scott Stanley, Murphy Battista LLP

British Columbia’s publicly-owned automobile insurer has faced numerous upheavals in recent years as it attempts to rein in costs. And now, it is facing a class action lawsuit which could potentially see a payout of nearly $1 billion being given to drivers and accident victims in the province. ... [read more]

Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 9:20 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Settlements - Releases

Appeal by B from summary judgment staying their third-party claim against the City. B struck T with her motor vehicle while T performed road work for the City. T commenced an action against B for injuries suffered. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 2:51 PM

Two new associates for Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson LLP announced that associates Rosalie Clark and Ryan Klassen have joined the Vancouver firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 2:41 PM

Relief from forfeiture in context of recoverable depreciation Dollar sign falls in ground

In Champion Products Corp. v. Intact Insurance Company 2020 ONCA 111, the Court of Appeal reversed a $3 million judgment granted in favour of an insured in relation to the destruction of a building due to a fire. The dispute focused on whether the insured was entitled to be indemnified for recoverable depreciation (the difference between the destroyed building’s actual cash value at the time of the fire and the cost to replace it). ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 1:33 PM

New insurance associate for Blaney McMurtry

Blaney McMurtry announced that Stephen Gray has joined the firm. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 9:16 AM

‘Bright line’ needs to be drawn around jurors searching Internet, lawyer says Allen_Wynperle_sm

The issue of jurors searching the Internet for information during a trial, and the potential this has to skew verdicts, has been raised as a red flag by lawyers after the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal in a personal injury case where the jury’s foreperson turned to a government website for information during deliberation. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

Sedona Canada’s e-discovery initiatives: 2020 and beyond personal_information_security_sm

Sedona Canada is a very busy organization these days, with more projects underway in 2020 than at virtually any other time in the group’s history. ... [read more]

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

The Russian dog theory of litigation: A fable | Barry Landy

Gentle readers, I propose to regale you with a fable. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 2:32 PM

New Brunswick proposes restricted licensing to regulate incidental insurance sales Insurance

The distribution and administration of insurance products and services in Canada is regulated by the relevant provincial and territorial insurance regulators. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are currently the only provinces with restricted licensing regimes available to insurance agents, brokers and/or adjusters. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 8:29 AM

Representation and warranty insurance: How it works insurance_risk_sm

In M&A transactions, representation and warranty insurance (RWI) is an insurance policy designed to respond to and protect against losses suffered by an insured party as a result of a breach of a representation and warranty. ... [read more]