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One-third of victims in car crash deaths not wearing seatbelts: NL RCMP

July 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

JOHN’S, N.L. – RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador say one-third of collision fatalities over a five-year span involved people not wearing seatbelts. They say that from 2013 until mid-July, 182 people were killed in 154 crashes with about 35 per

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Court tosses elderly couple’s 15-year-old auto insurance claim

July 26, 2018 by David Gambrill

Fifteen years after their auto accident, an elderly couple representing themselves in court lost their bid to further postpone their claim against their auto insurer, following years of adjourning trial dates and failing to show up in court. “The trial

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Vehicle accident plaintiff loses bid to appeal without paper court transcripts

July 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A motor vehicle accident victim wanting to appeal a personal injury lawsuit award without having to pay to get paper court transcripts has lost her bid to appeal using audio court records. Yolando Girao was injured in 2002 in an

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Claims adjuster fined $4,000 for failing to properly inform insured about coverage

July 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

A Quebec claims adjuster has been fined $4,000 for failing to inform an insured about an insurance carrier’s rights under the insurance policy, and for not promptly responding to emails from the insurer. Philippe Morin was charged with two counts

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Cop cuts deal with driver over fake insurance offence

July 24, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A Delta, B.C., police officer who ticketed drivers for offences that didn’t happen has won a review of the suspension and demotion proposed by the province’s police complaint commissioner. Const. Byron Ritchie was seeking a public hearing after

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Cyber tip to keep your large retailer clients secure

July 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Computer systems that many retailers use to accept payment and manage inventory can pose a liability risk if they store credit card numbers, and the “ultimate” solution could be expensive. Many “point-of-sale” systems are installed on computers running Microsoft Corp.’s

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Supreme Court to determine fate of Lloyd’s payment in $5.6-million shipping loss

July 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a dispute that will determine whether a Lloyd’s insurer may recover some of the claim money it paid out arising from a $5.6-million cargo ship loss on the St. Lawrence River.

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Fake abduction, Bitcoin ransom latest criminal tactics: RCMP

July 19, 2018 The Canadian Press

RICHMOND, B.C. – Mounties in Richmond, B.C., say it appears criminals have added Bitcoin ransom to the growing list of manoeuvres to swindle money from unsuspecting victims. Officers responded to a report of an abduction on July 16 where a

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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