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Why the Co-operators won this appeal over homeowner claim

October 29, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If a client learns something new about insurance law four years after their claim is denied, it’s probably too late to sue the insurer for breach of contract. In a decision released this past Tuesday, the Court of Appeal of

The roof of Mary Queen of Peace elementary school was torn off after Hurricane Larry crossed over Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula in the early morning hours, in St. John's, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
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Hurricane Larry will probably cost the industry this much

October 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers will probably pay out $25 million towards claims from Hurricane Larry. That is the initial estimate from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), the Insurance Bureau of Canada said Wednesday in a press release. Hurricane Larry made landfall on

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Survey shows brokers need to improve claims management services

October 26, 2021 by Jeff Buckstein

Brokers dealing with claims management should explore ways to hone their client skills in several categories, say business respondents to Canadian Underwriter’s Trusted Advisor 2021 survey. Only 36% of respondents – commercial clients of the brokers – said they were

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Why this city owes duty of care in $1 million personal injury lawsuit

October 21, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling released Thursday means a British Columbia municipality is facing a new trial, in a $1-million lawsuit, filed by a woman who was seriously injured after parking her car after a snowstorm. In City of

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Ontario auto claim reduces employment insurance sickness benefits: federal judge

October 20, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An Ontario auto claimant is facing a reduction in federal employment insurance (EI) benefits because she was getting income replacement benefits with her auto insurer. In 2019, Antonina Sennikova was involved in a motor vehicle accident that prevented her from

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Why the Supreme Court of Canada validated this limitation-of-liability clause

October 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A software consulting firm that was sued in Quebec for $6.25 million can rely on a limitation of liability clause in its consulting and integration contract, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a decision released Friday. In 6362222 Canada

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Auto client loses GAP insurance coverage dispute

October 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A New Brunswick judge ruled last week in favour of a guaranteed asset protection (GAP) insurance provider that denied a claim from a motorist who borrowed money to buy a vehicle which was later destroyed by fire. In 2017, Jason

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What consumers want from the claims experience

October 6, 2021 by Jason Contant

Consumers are looking for a hybrid claims processing model — an intermixing of virtual and self-service with human adjuster interaction, according to the Future of Claims 2021 Report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “No matter how great the technology is, consumers

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Liberty Mutual Canada VP dies in plane accident

October 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Montreal-based claims executive with Liberty Mutual is one of eight people who died Sunday after an airplane crashed in Italy. Julien Brossard, who was Liberty Mutual Canada’s vice president of specialty claims, joined the insurer in 2012. A Pilatus

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A fire season like none other

October 6, 2021 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

Even as B.C. wildfires continue to burn, investigations begin and claims start rolling in.

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Tornado blows change through Ontario bylaws

October 5, 2021 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

Municipalities respond to series of tornadoes with new rules governing building construction.

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‘Bodily injury expected or intended’ exclusion applies to daycare seeking liability coverage

September 29, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Liability insurer Northbridge does not have to cover a Prince George, British Columbia daycare owner accused of shaking a child severely enough to cause brain injury, a judge ruled last week. A lawsuit, against the person operating the daycare, was