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End of the line for auto injury lawsuit over restaurant tip income

July 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A former restaurant server who sought a $3.8-million award after being hit by a car has lost her bid to have her lawsuit heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday it has dismissed

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Tips for brokers on insuring high-value homes

July 12, 2018 by David Gambrill

High-value homes are good for business, knowing how to rate them properly is a must. Brokers need to be aware that high-value, custom-built homes or renovations should not be put on Standard Build when determining insurance to value, a broker

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 ‘Potential risk’ to Toronto area prompts increased police presence

July 12, 2018 Peter Goffin - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Information about a “potential risk” in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) led to an increase in police presence in Toronto’s downtown core on Thursday, but officers insisted the public should not avoid any of the city’s attractions, prompting confusion among

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What the court said about a family law approach to “spouse” in auto AB claim

July 11, 2018 by David Gambrill

The meaning of the term “spouse” under the Family Law Act is not applicable when determining eligibility for accident benefits under an auto insurance policy, an Ontario court has ruled in a priority dispute between insurers. In Royal & Sun

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One tip you can offer clients to help prevent basement flooding

July 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Do your home insurance clients ever look at their sump pumps? A homeowner may have a sump pump and not realize that the motor has seized up or that the circuit breaker has tripped. To be on the safe side,

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Chemical spills from 1960s cost property owner $2 million

July 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

An Ottawa drycleaner has to pay a neighbouring property owner nearly $2 million because of environmental contamination that happened more than 40 years ago. Eddy Huang, who owns properties on Bank Street north of the Billings Bridge, sued drycleaner Fraser

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Parents of Humboldt Broncos player killed in crash sue truck driver, bus maker

July 10, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – The family of one of the Humboldt Broncos players killed in a highway crash has filed a lawsuit alleging a semi-truck driver with inadequate training failed to stop at a flashing stop sign at a rural intersection hidden

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Tropical Storm Chris could make landfall on Newfoundland

July 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula could get wind gusts of up to 100 km/h this week as a result of Tropical Storm Chris, which is expected to be upgraded to hurricane status Tuesday. Tropical Storm Chris was in the Atlantic Ocean more

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Insurers subsidize Toronto basement flood pilot

July 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A pilot program aimed at getting homeowners to reduce basement flood risk is getting a subsidy from the Insurance Bureau of Canada and Intact Centre for Climate Adaptation. The Toronto Home Resilience Program, which involves 200 homeowners, aims “help home

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How this insurer fared against a drunk driver’s “regurgitation” defence

July 10, 2018 by David Gambrill

After a drunk driver regurgitates alcohol from the stomach to the mouth, taking a breathalyzer test just seconds shy of a 15-minute wait period doesn’t necessarily render the test invalid, a B.C. court has found. In reaching its conclusion, the

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Tropical Storm Chris tracks towards Nova Scotia

July 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Storm weather arising from a hurricane could hit Nova Scotia Wednesday night, with a low but not zero probability of hurricane-force winds hitting Canada’s east coast. Tropical Storm Chris is expected to start moving northeast and reach hurricane status Tuesday,

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These directors resigned from their board but still got sued

July 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A recently-announced agreement to settle a lawsuit valued at $500,000 shows the liability risk faced by directors of Ontario-based companies with overseas operations. Even though four directors and officers had resigned, citing a lack of cooperation with the company’s managers