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Distracted cycling? Ontario man charged after colliding with transport truck

July 18, 2018 The Canadian Press

SOUTH WEST OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Ont. – Provincial police say a cyclist, allegedly distracted by his cellphone, is facing a charge after colliding with a transport truck in southwestern Ontario. Police say the collision occurred on Tuesday morning in South West

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SBA Lawyer Laura Emmett publishes new edition of her indispensable SABS textbook

July 18, 2018 by Daniel Strigberger

TORONTO, July 18, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Strigberger Brown Armstrong is proud to announce the third edition of The Annotated Accident Benefits Schedule, Third Edition, co-authored by its team member, Laura Emmett. This new edition continues the firm’s commitment to providing easily accessible,

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How data breaches cause harm even if no financial info is stolen

July 17, 2018 by Jason Contant

A recent data breach at an Ontario college highlights the importance of educating clients on cybersecurity, even if no financial information was exposed. “Even having your name, address and date of birth stolen can still cause problems,” Don Duncan, security

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Ontario court does not have jurisdiction to hear proposed class action against police

July 17, 2018 Daniela Germano - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A judge has ruled that the Ontario Superior Court does not have the jurisdiction to hear a proposed class-action lawsuit that accused the Waterloo regional police force of gender-based bullying, violence and sexual misconduct. In a ruling released

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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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Tobacco liability threat faces major convenience store chain and gas stations

July 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Canadian corporate owner of nearly 13,000 convenience stores and gas stations is warning it could be sued as a result of selling cigarettes. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. “could be sued for health problems caused by the use of tobacco products,”

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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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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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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

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Clear policy exclusion wins the day in class action against credit union

July 8, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A clear exclusion pertaining to fees and commissions in a credit union’s professional liability policy means Liberty International Underwriters will not have to defend a British Columbia credit union against a class-action lawsuit related to machine charges outside of Canada. Coast

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Truck driver criminally charged in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

July 7, 2018 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The driver of a transport truck faces 29 criminal charges in a fatal collision that killed 16 people, including 10 players, with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Thirteen other players were injured. RCMP say Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 29, is

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Court finds coverage for subcontractors when broad policy provision included by accident

July 5, 2018 by David Gambrill

A B.C. court has found that a design-build contractor and an architectural and engineering firm are both entitled to coverage under a Lloyd’s Underwriters policy that included a broad provision to insure “any firm(s)” providing “professional services” to a B.C.