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Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

ACTIONS - By insurer against insurer - Appeals and judicial review - Of final orders

Cross-appeal by the diocese from a decision that held the insurer was not liable for damages the diocese paid out under a conciliation process. ... [read more]

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 1:31 PM

TRUSTS - Constructive trusts - Judicial recognition of constructive trust - Unjust enrichment

Appeal from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal setting aside a decision concluding that the proceeds of an insurance policy were payable to Michelle Constance Moore. ... [read more]

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Auto insurance changes ‘Christmas list’ for industry: B.C. trial lawyers John Rice, TLABC secretary/treasurer

British Columbia’s decision to classify psychiatric issues and mild concussions as minor under new automobile insurance regulations is being called troubling by members of the B.C. bar, adding that recent changes at the provincially owned insurance provider are reducing individuals’ chances to have their issues properly addressed. ... [read more]

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 11:39 AM - Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 5:54 PM

SCC sheds light on unjust enrichment, constructive trust in case involving 2 wives, 1 insurance policy Justice Suzanne Côté

The Supreme Court has overturned the Ontario Court of Appeal to allow 7-2 the unjust enrichment claim of a first wife who saw the proceeds of her late husband’s $250,000 life insurance policy go to his second spouse, even though the first wife paid the policy premiums for 13 years on the understanding she would collect. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 12:26 PM

Where auto insurance meets autonomous cars Interior autonomous car

With the advent of autonomous vehicles quickly approaching, auto insurers have been considering and developing insurance products that take into account this new technology. ... [read more]

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:43 AM

AUTOMBILE INSURANCE - Accident benefits

Appeal by Elite Insurance from a decision finding its policy with the claimant was in effect at the time the claimant was struck by an uninsured vehicle. ... [read more]

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

ACTIONS - Limitation periods - Adding or removing parties

Appeal by the plaintiff from a decision of a motions judge dismissing her motion to add the respondent insurer as defendant on the basis that the limitation period had expired. ... [read more]

Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

Two associates join Lerners’ Toronto office

Lerners LLP announced that Lindsay Woods and Justin Martin have joined the firm as associates in the Toronto office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 3:12 PM

‘Massive’ budget implementation bill replete with legal measures of note to bar and clients Jan Borowy

The Trudeau government’s latest jam-packed budget implementation bill (Bill C-86), which is under scrutiny this week at the Commons Finance Committee, includes scores of proposed regulatory measures — many of them unheralded and deserving of lawyers’ attention. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 @ 5:42 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Judicial council says judge was ‘ill-advised’ and violated rules by acting as Lakehead University’s interim law dean Brian Gover

In a decision expected to be challenged in Federal Court, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has decided that Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith breached his obligations to devote himself solely to his judicial duties, and to stay out of public and potential legal controversy, when he took a leave of absence formally approved by his chief justice to act pro bono as interim dean of Lakehead University’s struggling new law school. ... [read more]