Canadian Underwriter

Topic Legal

News ClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveLegalLiabilityNova Scotia

Supreme Court to consider disclosure of cockpit voice recordings in aviation accident lawsuits

October 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments, from federal aviation accident investigators, that cockpit voice recordings should not be made available to personal injury plaintiffs who are trying to sue an airline over an accident in Halifax. On March

News AdjustersClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveClaims ProfessionalsCommercialLegalLiabilityQuebecRisk Managers

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

News ClaimsCommercialEmerging RisksInsurersLegalLoss ControlLoss TrendsSupply Chain

The shifting trends in cargo theft

October 13, 2021 by Jason Contant

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected a number of P&C insurance industry segments from auto to business interruption, and cargo theft is no exception. Large events such as the pandemic will result in shifts to the methods and types of goods

News ClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveInsurersLegalOntarioPersonal Auto

Ontario auto claimants seek leave to appeal HST dispute to Supreme Court

October 13, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A dispute over the handling of sales tax in Ontario auto accident benefits claims could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2018, several auto clients filed lawsuits in Ontario against accident benefits insurers. Plaintiffs allege those carriers either included

News ClaimsCommercialCyberEmerging RisksInsurersLegalLoss TrendsMGAs

Double extortion: The new cyber threat

October 12, 2021 by Jason Contant

Your cyber clients may now be exposed to two risks in one, as the sophistication of ransomware attack patterns continue to increase. “There’s double extortion tactics which are just crippling organizations now,” said Greg Markell, president and CEO of Ridge

News LegalLoss ControlLoss TrendsNova ScotiaPersonal Auto

How insurers are changing their treatment of distracted driving

October 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Some Nova Scotia motorists who are caught using their wireless handheld device while driving could face steeper hikes to their auto insurance premiums. In a decision released Oct. 4 , the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved the Facility

News LegalLicensingPersonal AutoPersonal HomeTechnology

Why open banking could ‘terrify’ brokers

October 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If open banking comes to Canada, this could make it easier for fintechs and banks to offer embedded insurance and it will be hard to stop firms from using open banking data for underwriting purposes, a technology executive predicts. Open

News B.C.LegalLicensingPersonal Auto

Why this electric scooter rider was convicted of driving with no auto insurance

October 7, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Supreme Court of Canada decision released Thursday means if your client is riding a certain type of scooter in British Columbia, they must be licensed and insured. In 2018, Ali Moussa Ghadban was stopped by a police officer in

News ClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveClaims ProfessionalsInsurersLegalNew BrunswickPersonal AutoSupply Chain

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

News ClaimsCommercialLegalLiabilityQuebec

Quebec to move ahead with plan to redistribute $39 million to Lac-Megantic victims

October 1, 2021 by The Canadian Press

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. – The Quebec government is moving ahead with plans to redistribute $39 million to those impacted by the 2013 rail disaster in Lac-Megantic, Que., that killed 47 people. About $20 million will go directly to victims recognized during

News B.C.ClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveClaims ProfessionalsCommercialInsurersLegalLiabilityLoss TrendsRisk Managers

‘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

News AlbertaConstructionEnvironmentalLegalProperty

Enbridge says Line 3 ‘substantially complete,’ will be in service on Friday

September 29, 2021 by Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project, a critical piece of export infrastructure for Canada’s energy sector, will be in service on Friday. The pipeline giant said Wednesday the 1,765-km Line 3 – which will carry oil from