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Physical Contact Required For Coverage Under SEF No. 44 Endorsement (13-Nov-18)
In Funk v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company,[1] the Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the lower Court' that physical contact with an "unidentified automobile" was not required to qualify...
Canada
15 Nov 2018
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Property Damage Not Peril Under Multi-Peril Insurance Policy
Recently, Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench held a multi-peril contract of insurance did not cover damage sustained to the structural integrity of a parkade.
Canada
11 Oct 2018
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Physical Contact Required For Coverage Under SEF No. 44 Endorsement
In Funk v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, 2018 ABCA 200, the Court of Appeal overturned the Court of Queen's Bench decision which held that physical contact with an "unidentified automobile" was not required to qualify for coverage under the SEF No. 44 Endorsement ("SEF 44" or "Endorsement") because it went against public policy.
Canada
22 Jun 2018
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Clarification Of "Cap" Injuries In Alberta Motor Vehicle Accidents
For the first time since the Minor Injury Regulation (MIR) came into force in 2004 there has been a change to the definition of what constitutes a minor injury.
Canada
30 May 2018
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Seeing Through The Haze – What Insurers Need To Consider About Bill C-45
We have written previously about Alberta's new legislative framework for legalized recreational cannabis and how it will affect businesses and the economy on a provincial level ...
Canada
24 May 2018
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No Cameras Please! No Policy Breach By Insurer Who Refused Video Recording Of Medical Examination
The recent Alberta Court of Queen's decision, Greenidge v Allstate Insurance Company, determined that an insurer was not in breach of Section B of the Standard Automobile Policy...
Canada
23 Apr 2018
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Federal Government Announces Changes To EI Legislation
The federal government confirmed yesterday that changes to the Employment Insurance program announced as part of the 2017 budget will come into effect on December 3, 2017.
Canada
16 Nov 2017
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Insurers Get Slap On The Wrist For Alleged Credit Snooping
A recent decision of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the "Commissioner"), finding that analyzing a customer's credit rating does little to help counter insurance fraud...
Canada
8 May 2017
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Life Insurance - Uses, Tips And Traps
Life insurance is a familiar product to many of us and can be an element of estate planning that should not be overlooked. It is typically used to either create or preserve wealth and can be used in a variety of ways in structuring an estate plan
Canada
24 Apr 2017
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Insurer Not Guarantor of Building Code Violations
On December 23, 2016, the Court of Appeal released Roth v Economical Mutual Insurance Company ("Roth") which clarifies the interpretation of "Enforcement of Building By-laws" insurance coverage.
Canada
17 Jan 2017
11
Significant SCC Decision Increases All Risk Insurance Coverage
Today, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision dealing with coverage under a builders' risk insurance policy that has important implications for owners, contractors and insurance companies.
Canada
19 Sep 2016
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Keeping Your Beneficiaries Current
Every spring day brings us closer to warm summer afternoons, perfect for lounging on the deck or at the lake with a cold beverage and our favorite reading material.
Canada
29 Apr 2016
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The Duty To Defend: Clear Policy Exclusions Prevail
The Supreme Court of Canada recently dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the British Columbia Court of Appeal decision Precision Plating v. AXA Pacific Insurance Co ("Precision").
Canada
22 Jan 2016
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Adjustment To The Maximum Minor Injury Amount
Effective January 1, 2016, the maximum minor injury amount was adjusted by 1.3%, to $4,956.
Canada
12 Jan 2016
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Farm And Ranch Workers About To Lose Their Statutory Exemptions
Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, was recently introduced in the Alberta Legislature.
Canada
7 Dec 2015
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Towards Automated Automobiles: Shifting Liability Exposure In The Insurance Industry
Since the 1970s, the number of injuries resulting from automobile collisions has fallen by over 30% and the number of fatalities has fallen by 40%.
Canada
25 Nov 2015
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Alberta Judges Can Refer To Informal Settlement Offers
Alberta Courts may continue to take into account informal settlement offers made "without prejudice" and not in compliance with the Alberta Rules of Court ("Rules")...
Canada
7 Oct 2015
18
Reduce Premiums Through Cost Relief
Insurance tends to be the sort of thing that is great to have when you need it, but at all other times, it's mostly an undesirable and expensive side-effect of doing business – similar, one would imagine, to how people view lawyers.
Canada
1 Sep 2015
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Settlement Finally Reached In Coopers & Lybrand Litigation
On July 15, 2015, the Ontario court granted an Order approving settlement of the Castor Holdings litigation.
Canada
31 Jul 2015
20
Bullying Lawsuits Not Covered By Insurance
Two cases recently issued by the Ontario Court of Appeal have found that insurers do not need to defend or indemnify homeowners or their children where the children are faced with bullying accusations.
Canada
15 Jul 2015
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