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Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 2:35 PM

DAMAGE INSURANCE - Liability insurance - Coverage - Exclusions

Appeals by 3091-5177 Québec inc. (Éconolodge) and Promutuel Insurance Portneuf-Champlain (Promutuel) from a judgment of the Québec Court of Appeal setting aside in part a decision of the Court of Québec. ... [read more]

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 2:29 PM

SCC sheds light on ‘care, custody & control’ exclusion clause in Quebec commercial liability insurance contract Clément Gascon

The Supreme Court of Canada has 9-0 overturned a Quebec Court of Appeal ruling which relied on a standard liability exclusion clause in that province’s insurance contracts to reject a hotel’s insurance claims in respect of two guest cars stolen from the hotel’s “park and fly” parking lot. On Oct. 19, Justice Clément Gascon (Justice Malcolm Rowe concurring) ruled that the Appeal Court shouldn’t have interfered with the decision of the Court of Quebec judge below ... [read more]

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

Dutton Brock hires two associates for insurance practice

Dutton Brock announced that Aly Pabani and Kate O’Malley joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 11:18 AM

B.C. bar association urging action on ‘acute’ issues with legal aid, auto insurance CBABC president Margaret Mereigh

The Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch (CBABC) is asking the B.C. government to increase funding for legal aid and to make changes to the recently transformed auto insurance system in the province as part of a number of recommendations it says will help to serve modern needs and lead to the efficient resolution of legal conflicts in B.C. ... [read more]

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

Blaney McMurtry bolsters team with addition of eight associates

Blaney McMurtry LLP announced that Benjamin Burgar, Jonathan Fillipone, Dena Givari, Zoe Hontoulas, Shayan Kamalie, Jonathan Mor, Anthony Gatensby and Harrison Nemirov have joined the Toronto firm as associates. ... [read more]

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 10:54 AM

Standard of review highlighted in Court of Appeal’s move to uphold arbitrator’s decision Eric Grossman

The Ontario Court of Appeal determined to uphold an arbitrator’s decision in an insurance priority dispute in a move, counsel said that highlights the standard of review and the deference that’s owed to initial decision makers. ... [read more]

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 9:36 AM

Cannabis legalization: Avoiding the personal injury potholes | Jasmine Daya Cannabis legislation

Canadians are gearing up for Oct. 17, 2018, a date that will forever be remembered by generations to come. Whether you are a consumer wanting to blaze legally, a firm believer in medical marijuana, a liberal who believes in the freedom of choice or a dealer wanting to earn a buck above board, this movement has brought Canadians together with excitement and anticipation. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 8:27 AM

Ontario’s new drunk driving rule discourages going to trial Steeringwheellock_sm.jpg

Very quietly over the summer, a significant change has come into effect for second-time drunk drivers in the province of Ontario. Amendments to O.Reg 287/08 dealing with conduct review programs took effect on July 1, 2018. One of the most significant amendments is the eligibility for participation in early reinstatement with the installation of an ignition interlock device for some second-time offenders. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 3:08 PM

Quebec steps up fight against corruption in construction industry moneyhands

In November 2015, the Charbonneau Commission — a commission of inquiry created by the Quebec government to investigate certain practices in the construction industry — released its report, which included 60 recommendations to prevent and eliminate corruption in the construction industry. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 1:39 PM

Four judges appointed to Ontario Superior Court

The Department of Justice on Oct. 1 announced the appointment of four judges for the province of Ontario. ... [read more]