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Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 9:51 AM

Supreme Court's ruling in Saadati puts physical, mental injuries on equal footing Mental injury

The key takeaway from the decision is that an injury is just that, and that there will be no substantive distinction in law or practice between a mental or physical injury — in part because it is becoming increasingly apparent that such dichotomies are not likely scientifically valid. This general theme may have application to a wide variety of other cases. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

B.C. action on distracted driving called ‘long overdue’ Scott Stanley, Murphy Battista LLP

The government of British Columbia is pledging to fight distracted driving — and is using the provincially owned automobile insurance provider to do it. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 9:52 AM

Tort law surrounding mental injuries is evolving, thanks to the Supreme Court Mental injury

Until very recently, society's attitudes toward mental illness have been largely reflected in the legal realm, with more stringent tests for establishing a compensable mental injury. However, the law has been moving in the direction of greater recognition of mental health problems. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 1:14 PM

Cox & Palmer partner wins Franklin O. Leger Q.C. Award

Deidre L. Wade, who is a partner in the Saint John office of Cox & Palmer, has won the highest honour awarded by the New Brunswick Law Society. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 10:33 AM

Court ruling in coffee-spill lawsuit brings Canada one step closer to U.S. experience Coffee spill

As a matter of public policy, judicial decisions should be made with a view to promoting the type of conduct that Canadians are entitled to expect of each other. The ruling in Dittmann v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada provides a different perspective on the notion that people take responsibility for their own negligent conduct. ... [read more]

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]