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Stakeholders say the review of Ontario's auto insurance system relied on outdated, inaccurate statistics, and failed to quantify insurers’ profits and assess the role profits play in benefits being fairly delivered.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

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 9:53 AM

The legal challenges of chronic pain | Bernard Gluckstein and Jan Marin

Sufferers, many of whom turn to opioids for relief after an accident, face hurdles persuading the courts, including juries, that their invisible injuries are real and thus worthy of compensation. Personal injury lawyers need to anticipate these obstacles and take a proactive approach in such cases. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 8:41 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Interest - Calculation of - Pre-judgment interest

Appeal by defendants from the award of damages. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

Condominium owners in Ontario wade through uncharted legislative waters Flooded condo

Upcoming reforms may add further confusion to two of the most complex areas in condominium law: the repair of units after damage and insurance. Flooding damage caused by a hurricane or heavy rainfall is still not listed as a major peril for which a corporation must insure the units or common elements. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 3:38 PM

New partners for Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG has made two additions to its team — one in Quebec and one in Ontario. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 12:32 PM

Ontario court decision on insurance limitation periods is one to watch

The province's highest court recently ruled that insurers are not obligated to advise insureds about the applicable limitation period when denying benefits. But it suggested that the legislature may want to consider imposing such a requirement, which is the case in Alberta and B.C. ... [read more]