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Why delivery company is liable for damage to parked car

July 9, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If a commercial auto client is accused of causing damage to a third-party vehicle, the client could be harming its legal position if it fails to produce a statement from its own driver. United Parcel Service Canada Ltd. is on

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How to go after online fake brokerages through the courts

July 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Canadian courts have the power to try and shut down unlicensed brokers’ Internet sites, though there does not seem to be a simple, sure-fire way to guarantee that Canadians won’t find a fake broker on the web. Teksavvy Solutions Inc.

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Insurer ups distracted driving from minor to major conviction

July 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Nova Scotia motorists could be out of luck when they try to renew their auto insurance if they got caught more than once using a hand-held gizmo when they should be paying attention to the road. In a ruling posted

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Aon-Willis deal under review by Competition Bureau

July 5, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s competition regulator is reviewing the proposed merger of global brokerages Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson plc, but the federal government is not saying whether it has actually received any complaints. The US$30-billion deal, originally announced in March 2020,

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Internet kills idea of an inconvenient place to defend your client: Judge

June 30, 2021 by David Gambrill

In the age of Zoom, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has essentially found that it doesn’t really matter in which jurisdiction you defend your clients in an arbitration hearing — it’s all part of the common cyber landscape now.

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Only 3 brokers have the ‘wherewithal’ to place complex large account package: Consultant

June 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Some Fortune 1,000 commercial clients really have a choice of essentially three brokers – Aon, Marsh or Willis – if they are looking for a complete insurance package, a consultant for the insurance industry suggests. In a recent court filing,

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Appeal court upholds $385,000 payment to Northbridge arising from accident benefits assignment

June 28, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently ruled in favour of Northbridge Insurance in an auto liability claim that featured a dispute over how much of the plaintiff’s accident benefits should go to the liability insurer. Kossay El-Khodr was rear-ended

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Who’s at fault in this duel for street parking?

June 25, 2021 by David Gambrill

In a territorial battle for street parking involving sneakiness and deception, a B.C. driver lost his bid to recover his increased auto insurance premium following a minor collision — even though he managed to shift half of the fault over

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Here’s what can go wrong if you give away a salvage vehicle

June 24, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A couple who thought they received a written-off camper trailer as a gift are entitled to some compensation for repairs they made before the registered owner came to retrieve the vehicle, a Newfoundland and Labrador court has ruled. Sherry Drake

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Global insurance law firm expands its Canadian presence

June 23, 2021 by David Gambrill

Global insurance law firm Clyde & Co will be entering the B.C. market through a merger with SHK Law Corporation in B.C., effective July 1. The terms of the merger were not disclosed. B.C.’s property and casualty insurance market is

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BFL president reacts to regulator’s effort to prevent Aon-Willis merger

June 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

In trying to block Aon plc’s proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson plc, the United States competition regulator is off the mark in how it describes the world’s three-biggest property and casualty commercial insurance brokerages, suggests a senior executive with

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New constitutional “sanctuary” for impaired drivers who leave the highway to stop

June 22, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If you drive drunk in Ontario, it’s your way or the highway. Impaired drivers can now find “sanctuary” by pulling off a public “highway” and on to private property when they see a police car, a Court of Appeal for