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LifeLabs facing proposed class action lawsuit over data breach

January 3, 2020 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against medical services company LifeLabs over a data breach that allowed hackers to access the personal information of up to 15 million customers. In an unproven statement of claim filed

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Top 5 Canadian court rulings of 2019 for P&C insurance

December 20, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Tragedies, mishaps and financial disasters often lead to court disputes, resulting in rulings from judges. Sometimes judges disagree with one another and appeals get filed with higher courts, but the end results often provide lessons for the industry. Here are

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Home warranty provider loses argument that Aviva product is not insurance

December 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers who provide home warranty assuming it is not an insurance product could be mistaken if they try to argue this in court – especially if the warranty is written by a regulated insurer. National Home Warranty Group told the

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Could CGL policy have to cover this dry cleaning pollution claim?

December 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A coverage dispute over pollution exclusions might bring two of Canada’s largest insurers before the Supreme Court of Canada. West Van Lions Gate Cleaners Ltd. has operated a dry cleaners in Vancouver since 1976. Until 1999 an automotive repair business

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Is there a doctor in the court? Psychologist’s evidence is not good enough for verbal threshold, court rules

December 12, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Correction Notice: In an earlier version of this story, L&A Mutual was identified as the defendant’s insurer, which is the insurer identified in court documents. However, Aviva has since identified itself as the defendant’s insurer.   When a driver is

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Why this $3-million subrogated fire claim against corporate tenant failed

December 10, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled against an insurer in finding the parent company of a restaurant intentionally set on fire is not liable. In Austeville Properties Ltd. v. Josan, a ruling in a subrogated $3-million claim released

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Do you know where your data is going?

December 9, 2019 Roisein Hutchinson, Senior Associate, Walker Sorensen LLP

So, you want to work with insurtechs. A guide to how your contracts should handle the sharing of private consumer information between you….

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How this surety bond could be examined by Supreme Court of Canada

December 9, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

When do the terms of a surety bond allow a construction project owner to withhold payments to a contractor? This question could go to the Supreme Court of Canada, which recently announced a federal crown corporation wants to appeal a

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Supreme Court rules on 1985 pollution liability indemnification

December 6, 2019 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Two forest-product companies are on the hook for looking after a mercury-contaminated site near Ontario’s Grassy Narrows First Nation, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The 4-3 decision Friday brought some clarity to a long-running dispute over

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Why Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Lloyd’s

December 2, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A $5.6-million court award in favour of Lloyds Underwriters and one of its Quebec-based shipowner clients has been restored by the Supreme Court of Canada. Desgagnés Transport Inc. v. Wärtsilä Canada Inc., released Nov. 28, means a section of the

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When OSFI will talk to industry about draft reinsurance rules

November 29, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The federal insurance regulator – silent during the election campaign on proposed changes to reinsurance – plans to talk to the industry after the holidays, a senior official with the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) said

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What an expert is calling one of the toughest penalties for impaired drivers

November 26, 2019 Morgan Lowrie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec is bringing in a new measure for impaired drivers that will require repeat offenders to pass a breathalyzer every time they drive, in what one expert describes as among the toughest policies in the country. Beginning Nov.