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Supreme Court ruling against electronics firm director raises concern of increasing exposure of individuals to oppression remedy claims

August 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A ruling last month by the Supreme Court of Canada means it will be more difficult for corporate directors to have oppression remedy lawsuits against them summarily dismissed by courts, a lawyer suggested Wednesday in a blog post. The decision

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Global insurance brokers sector will hit US$54.8 billion in 2021 as growth remains impressive despite deceleration: report

July 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global insurance brokers sector will reach US$54.8 billion in 2021, according to data from research company MarketLine. The global insurance brokers sector has experienced “impressive growth” in recent years, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% between

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Ontario courts will ‘provide some meaning’ to probationary terms in employment contracts but minimum notice standards still apply

July 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Employers should “reconsider” starting workers on probation if those probationary periods are being used “legal risk mitigation” strategies, a Toronto lawyer suggested Tuesday in a blog post. In Ontario, when a probationary period is for longer than three months, employer

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Personal injury lawsuit against bike park operator dismissed due to wording of waiver signed by plaintiff

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurers of mountain bicycle riding parks should be able to “breathe a sigh of relief” due to a recent court decision from British Columbia, a blogger with an insurance law firm wrote in a recent post. Dr. Blake Jamieson suffered

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Commercial fleet managers should have ‘clear and straightforward guidelines’ on drivers’ use of electronic devices: Northbridge

June 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

It is not necessarily safe to use hands-free electronic devices while driving, especially when operating construction or contractor’s equipment, Northbridge Insurance suggested in a blog post Monday. Fleet managers should “include a policy on the use of wireless communication devices”

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Cloud security company discovers new cyberattack targeting Office 365 business email users

December 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Experts with New York City-based cloud security platform Avanan reported on Wednesday that they have discovered a new cyberattack targeting business email users of Microsoft’s Office 365. Avanan said in a blog post that the phishing attack was found using