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Intact must help defend pollution lawsuit due to exception in exclusion for “sudden and accidental” release

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Insurance must participate in the defence of a lessee of commercial property – on a Grimsby, Ont. site formerly occupied by a gas station – which is being sued by a neighbouring property owner alleging that contaminants migrated to

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IoT botnets present unmanageable cyber security risk: Juniper Research

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The scale of embedded connectivity could lead to an unmanageable cyber security risk created by botnets, Juniper Research Limited cautioned Monday in releasing data indicating the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) installed base will reach 15 billion-plus units by 2021.

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SGI records more than 350 impaired driving offences in Saskatchewan in December

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday that there were 353 offences related to impaired driving in the province in December, compared to 308 in December 2015. “Too many people still made the poor decision to drive after drinking in

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Damages claim against provincial energy board a ‘dramatic jurisprudential development:’ Judge

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision leaves “open the possibility that members of a quasi-judicial regulatory board could be sued for damages” by someone accusing that board of violating their constitutional rights, a constitutional law professor told Canadian Underwriter

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Vehicle owner addresses to be removed from registration cards to protect privacy: Manitoba Public Insurance

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) announced on Tuesday that it will be implementing a system change to remove the printing of registered owner addresses on non-commercial vehicle registration cards. Manitoba Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler announced the change “in the interest

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Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board immune from $50,000 lawsuit alleging Charter rights violations: Supreme Court

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Laws that shield quasi-judicial decision makers and public inquiry officials from personal damages claims are meant to protect their impartiality, a Supreme Court of Canada judge suggested in a ruling released Friday. Jessica Ernst sought a remedy of $50,000 from

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SGS Canada Inc., Canadian Food and Wine Institute partner to enhance food and beverage safety, risk reduction

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

SGS Canada Inc. and the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) at Niagara College have partnered on a new offering that will target risk reduction and provide students the tools needed to demonstrate true risk-based diligence. The Food Safety Program

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Three Takata workers indicted, accused of hiding air bag defects

January 13, 2017 Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin and Ed White - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted three former employees of Takata Corp., charging them with concealing deadly defects in the Japanese company’s automotive air bag inflators. The indictments on six counts of conspiracy and wire fraud

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles receives notice of violation for alleged failure to disclose software that increases air pollution from vehicles

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday that it has issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA US LLC (collectively FCA) for allegedly failing to disclose software that increases air pollution from vehicles.

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Injured federal worker’s lawsuit against employers can proceed

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday it will not hear an appeal from a construction worker who was named in a statement of claim by a federal employee in Whitehorse, paving the way for an injured worker to sue

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One in three cyberattacks in the past year resulted in a security breach for Canadian companies, new Accenture survey finds

January 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Roughly one in three targeted cyberattacks over the past year resulted in an actual security breach for Canadian companies, according to a new survey from global professional services company Accenture. Despite these breaches – which equate to three effective attacks

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, a Volkswagen logo is seen on car offered for sale at New Century Volkswagen dealership in Glendale, Calif. The Volkswagen executive, Oliver Schmidt, who once was in charge of complying with U.S. emissions regulations has been arrested in connection with the company’s emissions-cheating scandal, a person briefed on the matter said Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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Second VW employee arrested over emissions scheme

January 10, 2017 Tom Krisher and Eric Tucker - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – The Volkswagen executive who once was in charge of complying with U.S. emissions regulations was arrested during the weekend in Florida and accused of deceiving federal regulators about the use of special software that cheated on emissions tests.