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GM expands Chevy Bolt electric vehicle recall to cover all model years for fire risk

August 23, 2021 by The Canadian Press

General Motors says it has expanded a recall of its Chevy Bolt electric vehicles to include all model years because of a risk the battery cells could catch fire. The latest recall adds about 73,000 Bolts from the 2019 through

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Renting out backyard swimming pools can be lucrative, but experts warn of risks

August 20, 2021 by Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Stephanie Sabela didn’t know what to expect when she first decided to list her backyard swimming pool for rent on the popular online platform, Swimply. Sabela, who lives on a five-acre property north of Toronto in King Township,

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Lawsuit claims CN, CP railways at fault for sparking fire that wiped out B.C. town

August 19, 2021 by THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A proposed class-action lawsuit alleges Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railways caused or contributed to the wildfire that destroyed the Village of Lytton, B.C. The B.C. Supreme Court statement of claim filed Wednesday alleges the fire was set

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Why future care damages exceed $1.2 million in this auto tort case

August 18, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A British Columbia judge has awarded $1.26 million, in future care costs, to a plaintiff who was hit by a car in 2015. In Pevach v. McGuigan Estate, released Aug. 3, Justice Gordon Funt of the Supreme Court of British Columbia

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Supreme Court of Canada won’t reverse this municipal liability finding

August 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An August 12 Supreme Court of Canada decision means a Toronto-area municipality remains not liable for an electric shock suffered by a teenager at a public sports field. Zoe Onley was 18 when she was placing soccer on a wet

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How the Supreme Court of Canada has clarified statutes of limitations on lawsuits

August 13, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling against the New Brunswick provincial government means it is now easier in some cases for defendants across Canada to argue lawsuits against them should be thrown out of court because they are time-barred, a

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Pandemic-related employment practices liability claims in Canada may increase, brokerage CEO says

August 12, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

While U.S. brokers are seeing a surge in employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) claims due to an increase in pandemic-related lawsuits, brokers north of the border can expect less turmoil, a brokerage CEO says. Almost 3,000 employment lawsuits related to

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4 causes of social inflation and why it’s costing your clients more

August 10, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Social inflation is one reason your client’s commercial rates may be outpacing the insurers’ loss cost trends, a Bermuda insurer CEO suggests. “I define social inflation as including politicians, regulator, or courts re-defining wording in favour of claimants,” said Albert

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Doctors, lawyers want B.C. to track injuries after record heat wave

August 3, 2021 by Camille Bains - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Two groups focused on environmental issues are calling on the British Columbia government to come up with a plan to track “heat dome injuries” following record-setting temperatures that are also linked with 570 deaths in the province over

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Archdiocese selling land to pay survivors of Mount Cashel abuse

July 27, 2021 by The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Roman Catholic archdiocese in Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city is selling properties to pay survivors of abuse at the former Mount Cashel orphanage. Archbishop of St. John’s Peter Hundt said in a news release Sunday

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Cyclist loses bid to summon the Queen to court in auto insurance case

July 23, 2021 by David Gambrill

A B.C. cyclist injured in a car collision has lost his bid to demand an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in an effort to make his case against the province’s public auto insurer. In addition to seeking an

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Supreme Court of Canada sides with city over release for ‘claims of any kind or nature whatsoever’

July 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

As the late singer Prince said, forever is a mighty long time. While his 1984 tune “Let’s Go Crazy” is not about tort claims, a Supreme Court of Canada decision released Friday should serve as a reminder of the significance