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End of the line for Intact’s bid to appeal frozen food spoilage coverage dispute

December 7, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A Supreme Court of Canada decision released Thursday means Intact Insurance has to defend two lawsuits against a client that operates a cold storage warehouse. Clauson Cold & Cooler Ltd. had a “Commercial Edge Express Plus” policy with Intact. In

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Public not aware of rights lost in B.C.’s no-fault auto scheme: personal injury lawyer

December 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The average British Columbia consumer does not really understand what rights they will lose with the auto insurance reforms scheduled to take effect this May, a Vancouver personal injury lawyer warns. Provincial politicians voted earlier this year to pass Bill

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P&C industry’s Q3 results show signs of recovery

November 30, 2020 by David Gambrill

If the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry’s second quarter results — a financial temperature check at the height of the pandemic — looked a bit sickly this year, the third quarter results show signs of overall recovery, data from

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Ontario moves to cap delivery app fees in regions where indoor dining banned

November 26, 2020 by Nicole Thompson and Paola Loriggio - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario is set to cap the fees third-party delivery apps impose on restaurants in regions where indoor dining is prohibited, in a bid to protect what profits restaurants can still make during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Progressive Conservative

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AXA XL names new chief agent

November 25, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Glen Hopkinson is now interim country manager in Canada for AXA XL Insurance. Urs Uhlmann had been AXA XL’s Canadian country manager from 2018 until this past October. On his LinkedIn profile, Uhlmann reports he is now “open for exciting

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Which insurer has to pay if garage loaner vehicle causes an accident

November 20, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

When the driver of a loaner vehicle provided by an auto service centre is sued by an accident victim in Alberta, the insurer of the loaner vehicle may be the first payor. This is what happened when Northwest Acura in

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Independent report calls for major changes to rid RCMP of ‘toxic’ culture

November 20, 2020 by Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – An independent report on harassment of women in the RCMP says fundamental change is needed to rid the national police force of a toxic culture that tolerates hateful and homophobic attitudes. The report released Thursday by former Supreme

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Opinion: Looking to acquire? Don’t forget about intellectual property

November 19, 2020 by Kristian Kolsaker and Angus Marshall, CFC Underwriting

Intellectual property rights are a crucial part of any merger or acquisition so it’s important, whether you are engaging in an industry merger or advising clients on a deal, to consider ways to avoid potential infringements. Intellectual property (IP) has

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45,000 litres of oil spilled at Churchill Falls hydroelectric station in Labrador

November 13, 2020 by The Canadian Press

CHURCHILL FALLS, N.L. – Nalcor Energy says about 45,000 litres of oil spilled at the Churchill Falls hydroelectric plant switchyard in Labrador. In a news release Thursday, the Newfoundland and Labrador energy corporation says the oil spilled from a transformer

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Can a strata lot owner launch a subrogated water claim on behalf of its insurer?

November 11, 2020 by David Gambrill

We’ve all heard about an insurer launching a subrogated claim on behalf of its insured, but how about an insured launching a subrogated claim on behalf of its insurer? B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal, a type of small claims court, recently

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Alberta farmers file what may be first class-action lawsuit over unpaid oil leases

November 11, 2020 by The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Two Alberta landowners have filed what a lawyer says could be the first class-action lawsuit against an energy company for not making its lease payments. “It’s a pretty clear contract,” said lawyer Matthew Farrell, who is representing Reinhold

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GM recalls 217,000 vehicles to fix leak that can stop travel

November 10, 2020 by The Associated Press

DETROIT – General Motors is recalling more than 217,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because transmission oil can leak, causing them to stop moving or possibly catch fire. The recall covers certain versions of the 2018 through