Canadian Underwriter

Topic Legal

Feature B.C.LegalLoss TrendsPersonal Auto

B.C.’s move to no-fault

April 8, 2020 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

What the province’s changes to auto insurance mean for drivers, brokers, and the legal system

News LegalSaskatchewan

Lawsuits filed before two-year anniversary of Broncos bus crash

April 6, 2020 by Stephanie Taylor and Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

It’s been almost two years since the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan and with the solemn anniversary comes a closing legal window that has seen several lawsuits filed in court. Sixteen people died and 13 others were injured

Feature ClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveClaims ProfessionalsCommercialCyberEmerging RisksLegalLiabilityTechnologyTrusted Advisor

Mind the gap

April 4, 2020 by Emily Atkins, Freelance Writer

Is cyber coverage keeping up with the type, frequency and severity of attacks?

News LegalRisk Managers

Why insurers can expect to see a surge in demand for pandemic BI coverage

April 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Your commercial clients could start asking for business interruption insurance that includes pandemic, if they have not already, a human resources lawyer says. “I think after this pandemic, most companies would probably be well-advised to take a look at their

News HRLegalRisk Managers

Employers will have to show they prepared workers to avoid breaches, lawyer says

April 1, 2020 by David Paddon - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Amid the mass transition to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most employers are likely focused on operational issues in order to get their employees up and running in their new home offices. However, in

News Claims Canada ArchiveLegal

This type of claim should dry up in Ontario with COVID-19

March 27, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the Ontario government ordering the closure of bars and nightclubs, this should eliminate – temporarily – one category of commercial liability claim. “I don’t think claims will be launched against commercial hosts at this time,” said Mouna Hanna, an

News BrokersLegal

What COVID-19 means for your insurance education

March 26, 2020 by David Gambrill

COVID-19 has shifted the Insurance Institute of Canada’s April exam session into the first three weeks of June, a move that affects students taking winter semester courses in the Institute’s Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), General Insurance Essentials (GIE) and Risk

News Legal

How COVID-19 is changing insurance transactions in B.C.

March 25, 2020 by Jason Contant

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe and here at home is changing the way auto insurance transactions are conducted in British Columbia. Last week, the government of British Columbia announced it would allow certain auto insurance transactions, such as

News ClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveLegal

Tenant shares liability for attack on visitor by homeowner’s dog

March 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A Calgary homeowner and her tenant are on the hook for more than $20,000 after a waste removal contractor was attacked on the property by a dog. In Malig v. Kaur, released Mar. 16, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled

News Legal

How a regulator made it easier for P&C industry to social-distance

March 19, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia’s broker regulator has temporarily its loosened rules governing the workplace location of Level 1 salespeople, allowing them to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary rule change took effect Thursday. “The Insurance Council of BC shares

News Claims Canada ArchiveLegalRisk Managers

How D&O claims could arise from COVID-19

March 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If your clients are accused of failing to warn shareholders of the impact of COVID-19, their directors and officers could have liability exposure, experts from Marsh suggest. Generally speaking, directors and officers tend to have the same liability exposure as

News AdjustersClaimsClaims Canada ArchiveLegal

How liability insurance responds (or not) to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If your clients are sued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, don’t assume they will be covered by a commercial general liability policy. General liability policies have exclusions; and for COVID-19, the most relevant exclusion is probably pollution, suggested