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How much Ontario auto insurer might pay if it loses privacy class-action lawsuit

May 16, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If Canada’s Federal Court were to rule against an Ontario auto insurer sued over allegedly obtaining credit scores of auto accident benefits claimants, the insurer might have to pay up to $10,000 a claimant. A class-action lawsuit was filed April

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Auto insurer faces lawsuit over credit scores in accident benefits claims

May 16, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A major Ontario auto insurer is facing a lawsuit over allegedly using credit scores in adjusting accident benefits claims. The proposed class-action lawsuit, filed April 10 in Federal Court, is on behalf of all Canadians who made auto claims with

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Plane ‘too heavy:’ Passengers in Fond du Lac crash file class action lawsuit

January 25, 2018 The Canadian Press

FOND DU LAC, Sask. – Survivors of a plane crash in a remote community in northern Saskatchewan have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the airline was negligent. The claim against West Wind Aviation and Athabasca Basin Development, the airline’s majority

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$11.2-million settlement proposed in Ashley Madison data security breach

July 17, 2017 Paola Loriggio - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Toronto-based parent company of the infidelity dating site Ashley Madison says it has reached a US$11.2-million settlement an American class-action lawsuits stemming from a massive security breach two years ago. Ruby Corp., which was previously known as Avid Life

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Supreme Court of Canada could hear appeal of lawsuit involving auditors’ duty of care to non-shareholder lenders

May 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s highest court will decide June 1 whether it will hear an appeal from a major auditing and accounting firm that could face a trial this fall in a class action lawsuit filed by several banks over the bankruptcy in

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Judge orders Volkswagen to pay $2.1B in Canadian class action suit over emissions scandal

April 27, 2017 Aleksandra Sagan - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Members of a Canadian class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen can submit claims for reimbursement starting on Friday after an Ontario court approved a $2.1-billion settlement plan. The 105,000 people who purchased or leased certain Volkswagen or Audi vehicles with

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Lawsuit filed in connection to explosion in Fort McMurray fire aftermath

February 13, 2017 The Canadian Press

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against natural gas company Atco (TSE:ACO.X) in an explosion last May that damaged several homes in Fort McMurray, Alta. The blast took place in the Dickinsfield neighbourhood while the

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Class action lawsuit against British hip resurfacing maker can proceed in Alberta

February 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from medical equipment firm Smith & Nephew plc, paving the way for a class action lawsuit to proceed in Alberta. In 2015, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench denied an

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Quebec judge authorizes taxi industry-led class action against Uber

January 25, 2017 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Taxi companies and drivers across Quebec are claiming a first victory in their battle against Uber after a judge on Monday authorized their class action against the ride-hailing company. The taxi industry is seeking “hundreds of millions” against

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Quebec online gaming vendor facing class-action shareholders lawsuit must disclose liability insurance policies: Court

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A Pointe-Claire, Québec-based online gaming company, whose former chief executive officer is facing insider trading charges, has been ordered to provide its general liability, errors and omissions, and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies to shareholders who are suing the

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Sitting Pretty

December 5, 2016 Linda Fuerst, Senior Partner; Kaitlin Shung Associate; and Rahool Agarwal Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that superior court judges can sit extra-provincially. The move is a positive one, sending a signal that access to
justice in the class action context is not illusory or superficial.

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Privacy class-action lawsuit in Ontario ‘settled on incredibly favourable terms’ to Home Depot: PCUC luncheon speaker

November 24, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How companies respond to data breaches in which criminals obtain sensitive customer data is “hugely important” in reducing the risk of a class-action lawsuit, a lawyer suggested Wednesday to insurance professionals. At the November luncheon of the Property Casualty Underwriters