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Court balks at auto injury medical expert witness fee

August 3, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

When a motorist gets sued by an accident victim, should the defendant be ordered to pay $5,000 to reimburse the plaintiff for half a day’s court testimony from a plaintiff’s doctor? A British Columbia court official says no. Gary Senner…

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Why a public insurer may have to cover the liability of a suspended car owner

July 29, 2018 by David Gambrill

In a priority dispute between insurers, Manitoba’s public auto insurer may be on the hook for the liability of the owner of a vehicle involved in a crash in Ontario, even though MPI had cancelled the car owner’s insurance certificate…

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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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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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After leak causes $3-million damage to dream home, plumbing contractor loses bid to block insurer’s subrogation

July 19, 2018 by David Gambrill

A plumbing contractor facing a subrogation lawsuit from a homeowner’s insurer is not eligible for coverage under the homeowner’s purchased Residential Builders–All Risks [RBAR] insurance policy, an Ontario court has ruled. Joseph and Lidia Maio had their dream home built…

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Tobacco lawsuit defence set back by Supreme Court of Canada

July 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, which is being sued by the British Columbia government for the cost of treating smoking-related illness. Part of the issue in question centres around whether the province…