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Insurer has obligation to defend, Ontario Superior Court finds

July 31, 2008 by

Liberty International Underwriters Canada and ACE INA Insurance have been ordered to share the ongoing defence costs incurred by St. Marys Cement Company Inc. on a 50-50 basis, according to an endorsement by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. St.…

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Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation (August 01, 2008)

July 31, 2008 by

More wishes will be coming true this year, thanks to the 14th Annual Insurance Charity Gala in support of Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation. Sold-out with over 480 generous guests attending the black-tie event themed, “The Roaring Twenties” at The Carlu…

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WICC Ontario Chapter Golf Tournament

July 31, 2008 by

WICC Ontario Chapter teed up for its 9th Annual Golf Tournament at Angus Glen Golf Club on July 14 to raise funds for research and education in the fight against cancer. Everyone came out a winner with a $225,000 cheque…

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Lump Sums and Double Dipping

July 31, 2008 by Jennifer M. Malchuk

Is lump sum settlement of long term disability benefits and double dipping under Ontario SABS now acceptable behaviour?

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Intentional Damage

July 31, 2008 by Peter Gibson

The NWT Court of Appeal provides a clear and restrictive test for determining liability when damages are intentionally caused by a third party.

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Supreme Court of Canada rejects award in fly-in-bottle case

May 31, 2008 by

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the Ontario Court of Appeal’s rejection of a $341,000 damage award to Waddah (Martin) Mustapha, who suffered a major depressive disorder, phobia and anxiety after finding dead flies in his unopened bottle of…

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Canadian’s Drop Anchor in San Diego

May 31, 2008 by

All hands were on deck as Canadian delegates docked in San Diego for the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Apr. 26 -May 1, 2008. It was full and by as conference delegates navigated…

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RMC Insurance Industry Social

May 31, 2008 by

Risk Management Counsel of Canada (RMC) recently held its annual insurance industry social event at the Steam Whistle Brewing’s historic Roundhouse in Toronto. Attendees were able to play Canadopoly, collecting stamps from different member firms across the country. WICC (the…

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Health costs, discount rates increase tort awards in catastrophic injury cases

May 31, 2008 by

In eight years, tort awards in catastrophic cases have increased from the $6 million to $7 million range to between $10 million and $15 million, Jess Bush, partner with Blaney McMurtry LLP, told delegates at the Insurance Law: Spring Update…

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Insurance Litigation and E-discovery

May 31, 2008 by Melanie Hodges

Meeting Current Discovery Obligations When Faced With Litigation.

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HKMB HUB International Hockey Challenge for Charity

May 31, 2008 by

On Apr. 21, HKMB HUB International held its third annual Hockey Challenge for Charity at the Air Canada Centre. In 2006, after insurance industry colleagues chose to pit their hockey skills against one another for fun, HKMB organized its first…

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Court upholds future cost of care award that exceeded the highest amount sought by plaintiffs

May 31, 2008 by

Future care costs may be on the rise in Ontario, given the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a jury decision to award plaintiffs an amount more than $1 million in excess of the highest amount sought. In the 2006…