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FSCO issues warning on ride-share programs

March 31, 2015 by

Ontario’s financial regulator has released an infographic to its website warning about the insurance risks related to ride-sharing programs. Ride-sharing services use an online app to connect passengers with drivers using their personal vehicles. The infographic, released in late March

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Insurers move into drone space

March 31, 2015 by

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company announced in mid-March that it is the first insurer in the United States to receive permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial use. The decision provides

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Fire, Pollution and Exclusion

March 31, 2015 Jonathan Hodes, partner, Miller Thomson|Jonathan Hodes, partner, Miller Thomson

Pollution resulting from fire is not necessarily subject to insurance exclusion, says B.C. Court.

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No Contract is an Island

March 31, 2015 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP|Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP

How the Supreme Court of Canada “Sattva” decision may affect insurance policy interpretation.

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Alberta rules on distracted driving supported by industry

March 31, 2015 by

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is applauding proposed requirements in Alberta – which received the green light in the provincial legislative assembly – that seek to curb distracted driving by beefing up fines and penalties for texting while behind

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Federal government wants more insurance for railways

March 31, 2015 by

A bill proposing to mandate specific levels of insurance for Canadian railway operators – of $1 billion in some cases – was tabled March 30 in Ottawa for second reading in the House of Commons. MPs debated Bill C-52, the

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Consumer protection measures for Ontario auto go live

March 31, 2015 by

Sections of an Ontario law aimed at reducing auto insurance claims costs, which give inspectors power to enter premises without a search warrant and remove records for review, took effect April 1. Bill 15, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile

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Top 10 Insurance Decisions

January 31, 2015 Chris Dunn, partner; and Josiah MacQuarrie, associate, Dutton Brock LLP|Chris Dunn, partner; and Josiah MacQuarrie, associate, Dutton Brock LLP

A review of the ten most important insurance coverage cases of 2014.