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Court finds title insurer liable for structural deficiencies

A recent Superior Court decision that found title insurance covered improper and uninspected construction by the previous owners of a house should be comforting to Ontario ... Read more

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Report claims early to professional indemnity insurers

Pharmacists and other regulated professionals should err on the side of caution when reporting claims to their professional indemnity insurers, says Toronto insurance defence ... Read more

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Insurer forced to pay out claim after failing to prove arson

An insurer needs more than suspicion to deny homeowners coverage in cases of suspected arson, Vancouver personal injury lawyer Sean Lerner tells AdvocateDaily.com . In a ... Read more

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Insurance oversight bodies addressing standards, technology

Two oversight bodies for Canada’s insurance regulators are seeking public input on new recommendations which will likely bring some regulations under a common set of ... Read more

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Business interruption policies compensate for unexpected downtime

Business interruption insurance is a lesser known policy that company principals should consider purchasing, Fredericton litigator  Matthew Pearn tells  ... Read more

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Court of Appeal affirms occupier’s liability

By Michael Lesage In Ontario, the occupier of property is under a statutory duty to: “take reasonable care in the circumstances to make their premises safe. The ... Read more

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Vicarious liability case a reminder for employers to know risks

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has set the record straight in ruling that employees may be personally liable for their own negligent conduct while carrying out duties in the ... Read more

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Documentation key in defending winter liability claims

Property companies need to have systems in place to demonstrate they are prepared for winter safety hazards in case a mishap leads to a personal injury claim, Toronto insurance ... Read more

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B.C. follows Ontario's lead on family exclusion

The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s interpretation of a family member exclusion clarifies the law in that province, but not to ... Read more

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Liability insurance a must for parents following schoolyard injuries

Parents should make sure their home insurance is up to date in case playground roughhousing makes their children the target of a lawsuit, says Toronto insurance defence ... Read more

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Car dealerships' duty of care up in the air

Car dealerships should step up their safety precautions while courts continue to consider their duty of care to other road users, says Toronto insurance defence lawyer  ... Read more

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Vague allegations assist hockey player in faceoff with insurer

A recent B.C. Supreme Court decision demonstrates how broadly courts will interpret pleadings when ruling on an insurer’s duty to defend, says Vancouver insurance ... Read more

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Insurance coverage issues after you’ve been sued in Ontario

By Michael Lesage In this article, I will discuss what you need to know about being sued in Ontario and how your insurance policy will come into play, including what to do if ... Read more

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Good records key to liability defence

A recent decision shows the value of good record-keeping for businesses that use professional cleaners, says Toronto insurance defence lawyer  Heather Vaughan . In the ... Read more

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Insurer to pay $180G medical tab after exclusion read narrowly

A judge’s order that an insurance company pick up the $180,000 tab for a man’s foreign medical costs shows courts’ willingness to read exclusionary clauses ... Read more

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Party hosts not liable for guest's fall

A recent decision shows homeowners shouldn’t be treated like insurance companies when a person injures themselves on their property, says Toronto insurance defence ... Read more

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Mental injury claims likely to rise after SCC ruling

Insurers will face practical challenges defending mental injury claims after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled a medical diagnosis was not needed for damages, says Toronto ... Read more

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Unclear language renders exclusion unenforceable

Ambiguously worded exclusions give policyholders a route to challenge coverage denials, says Vancouver insurance lawyer  Sean Lerner . In a recent case , the Supreme ... Read more

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Sidewalk storefronts beware as Starbucks burned by liability decision

Businesses that open onto city sidewalks should reassess their risk levels after Starbucks was found liable for a woman’s injuries in a fall, says Toronto insurance defence ... Read more

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Diagnosed illness not needed for mental injury damages

A Supreme Court of Canada judgment changes the conventional legal wisdom around the availability of damages for mental injuries, says Vancouver insurance lawyer  Sean Lerner ... Read more

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