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Residents of Quebec town still struggle with aftermath of 2019 flooding

May 1, 2023 Morgan Lowrie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

SAINTE-MARTHE-SUR-LE-LAC, Que. – Sylvie Bechard had only owned her little brick house for six months when her neighbour came banging on her door on the night of April 27, 2019. The dike holding back the Lake of Two Mountains had

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$14.7 million settlement in sex abuse class action against Montreal archdiocese

April 14, 2023 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – A $14.7-million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought against the Montreal Roman Catholic archdiocese, and a judge will be asked to sign off on the deal in the coming weeks, the plaintiffs’ lawyer said Thursday.

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How insurers narrowly avoided ‘catastrophic’ business interruption claims

December 6, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Business interruption (BI) and related losses from the coronavirus pandemic could have been ‘catastrophic’ for insurers had policy wordings not been precise enough to prevent massive payouts following court challenges, credit rating agency DBRS Morningstar says in a new commentary. 

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Class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of passengers in fatal Alberta bus crash

August 25, 2020 Bill Graveland -THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – A class-action lawsuit alleging the defendants acted recklessly and unreasonably has been filed against the operators of a tour bus involved in a fatal rollover at Jasper National Park’s Columbia Icefield. Three people were killed and 14 others

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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