Canadian Underwriter

Topic Legal

Quebec taxi driver protesting new government regulations.
News Commercial AutoLegalQuebec

Class-action lawsuit by taxi drivers against Quebec government begins

April 2, 2024 by Jacob Serebrin – The Canadian Press

A trial opens Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit accusing the Quebec government of wiping out hundreds of millions of dollars in the value of taxi permits by allowing ride-hailing company Uber to operate and then by abolishing the permit system.

Toronto Police talking about vehicle theft investigation, Project Paranoid
News ClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveLegalLoss ControlLoss TrendsOntarioPersonal AutoSupply Chain

Toronto police recover stolen vehicles amid ongoing rise in auto theft

March 28, 2024 by Maan Alhmidi – The Canadian Press

Toronto police announced the recovery of 48 stolen vehicles and the arrests of seven people Wednesday as they detailed their latest attempt to crack down on the growing issue of auto theft in the region. Investigators said information gathered during

Person reporting a stolen vehicle
News ClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveClaims ProfessionalsInsurersLegalLoss ControlLoss TrendsSaskatchewan

Insurer’s Top 5 insurance fraud claims of 2023

March 25, 2024 by Jason Contant

An intoxicated driver who reported her car stolen to avoid the consequences of impaired driving and fake invoices for high-end jewellery reportedly stolen from a vehicle were among Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) Top 5 insurance fraud claims of 2023.  The

Much money and a motorcycle.
News ClaimsInsurersLegalPersonal Auto

Innocent victim of insurance fraud? Why a tribunal found otherwise….

March 25, 2024 by David Gambrill

An injured motorcyclist claiming he was the innocent victim of fraud had the wherewithal to know he was not carrying valid insurance, thus disqualifying him from receiving accident benefits, the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) ruled Thursday. The tribunal said

A quad on its side after it has been accidentally flipped.
News LegalLiabilityOntario

‘Negligent operation’ of ATV includes turning it over to inexperienced driver

March 18, 2024 by David Gambrill

If parents permit an adult child to use their all-terrain vehicle (ATV), and the son or daughter then negligently turns over control of that ATV to an inexperienced driver who gets seriously injured in a crash, the parents can be

Justice and law symbol statue
News ClaimsLegalOntarioPersonal Auto

Top court clarifies standard for judicial review of LAT decisions

March 15, 2024 by David Gambrill

Canada’s top court has kicked an auto accident benefits dispute back to the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal, effectively confirming courts have discretion to review decisions from the LAT, even if claimants only have a limited right to appeal LAT decisions.

Police badge and handcuffs on a computer to represent regulators cracking down on computer crime
News CommercialEmerging RisksInsurersLegalTechnology

How quantum computing creates new risks, regulatory issues for insurers

March 14, 2024 by Jason Contant

Quantum computing stands at the forefront of data processing technology and, although it remains an open question how it will be regulated, some form of guidelines will be needed. Quantum computers go well beyond a standard binary form of processing

Construction site accident
News ClaimsCommercialConstructionLegalLiabilityProperty

Who’s responsible when construction projects go wrong

March 13, 2024 by By Dr. Yasser Korany, KSI Engineering

Construction project delays can expose commercial insurers to significant claims costs. Canada’s property and casualty insurance market collected more than $748 million in direct written premiums for surety bonds in 2022, per Canada’s solvency regulator, the Office of the Superintendent

Hourglass, stopwatch and clock floating in blue water
News ClaimsClaims ProfessionalsCommercialInsurersLegalLiabilityOntario

Paid the claim? No need to re-appraise after limitation period, court says

March 12, 2024 by Alyssa DiSabatino

An insurer that has already paid a claim doesn’t have to do a follow-up appraisal after the limitation period has expired, Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has ruled.  “An admission of liability to pay on the part of an insurer

Discussing financial results
News ClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveInsurersLegalLoss ControlLoss TrendsOntarioPersonal AutoPersonal HomeTechnology

How Aviva Canada is handling personal lines’ pressures

March 8, 2024 by Jason Contant

Aviva Canada’s overall combined ratio for 2023 stood at 95.3% (undiscounted) but there was a difference between the year-end combined ratios for personal versus commercial lines.  The insurer’s personal lines combined ratio (COR) last year came in at 99.5%, up

Secure document safety concept
News B.C.ClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveCommercialCyberLegalTechnology

B.C. health authority warns of possible privacy breach after police recover documents

March 8, 2024 by The Canadian Press

An RCMP investigation has revealed a possible privacy breach for thousands of employees who worked or work at a health authority in British Columbia’s Interior. Interior Health says police contacted them in January about finding a document during its investigation

Child waving Quebec flags
News InsurersLegalOperationsQuebec

Staying on the right side of Quebec’s language law, Bill 96

March 7, 2024 by David Gambrill

Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry is advised to establish a policy and train employees to comply with Bill 96, Quebec’s French language law, which calls for all policy contracts with clients in the province to be done in French