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Rules for appealing contract disputes continue to dog courts

January 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A recent Alberta court decision arising from a fatal vehicle accident shows disagreement among legal experts over how to apply the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016 Ledcor ruling. A divided Alberta Court of Appeal ruling in EnCana Oil & Gas

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Judicial determination on interpretation of property Cat XOL with reinsurers sought

July 18, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Alberta Motor Association Insurance Company is looking to divide the loss arising out of the Fort McMurray wildfire, which exceeded a duration of 168 hours, into six multiple loss occurrences in line with its reading of its property catastrophe excess

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Alberta Motor Association takes legal action to recover money from reinsurance companies providing Fort McMurray wildfire coverage

July 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Alberta Motor Association Insurance Company (AMA) has announced that it has filed a statement of claim with the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta to take “legal action to recover money owed to it by a number of companies

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Mexican resort can be sued in Alberta by tourist alleged to have accidentally ingested cleaning fluid in hotel room

May 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A lawsuit against a Mexican vacation resort – arising from a tourist alleged to have accidentally ingested cleaning product stored in a water bottle in a mini bar fridge – can proceed in Alberta, as a result of a ruling

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Non-approved Ontario auto forms do not always render insurance contracts void: Court of Appeal

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

If an Ontario auto insurer uses a form that is not approved by the province’s Superintendent of Financial Services, this does not necessarily render the contract of insurance void, the province’s appeal court suggested in a ruling released Wednesday. On

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Italy prepares for reconstruction, starts post quake probe

September 2, 2016 Nicole Winfield - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ROME – Italy began looking to the future Wednesday a week after an earthquake flattened three towns, with Premier Matteo Renzi tapping a reconstruction czar to oversee the rebuilding and investigators acquiring the first documentation into the construction blamed for

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Quebec farm income stabilization program not a contract of insurance: Supreme Court of Canada

August 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Quebec’s Farm Income Stabilization Insurance, which protects producers against market and production cost fluctuations, is not actually a contract of insurance under the province’s Civil Code, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. Canada’s highest court released July 29 two