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Home insurance can cover damage by a contractor during restoration, court finds

July 25, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client’s house is accidentally damaged by a repair or renovation contractor while it is working on that building, does the home insurance cover it? Some carriers would say no, but a recent court ruling means exclusions for “property

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Property Loss Update: A review of recent cases, Part 1

November 3, 2017 Glenn Gibson

There have been a number of very important cases in recent months involving coverage issues, which are worthy of note. The Supreme Court of Canada has now become involved in trying to clarify the process that should be followed in

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Dirty Windows Help to Clarify Appellate Review of Standard Form Contracts

February 10, 2017 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner; and Tara Chown, student-at-law, Hughes Amys LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co. has created an exception to the principle outlined in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp. and may lead to an increase in insurance litigation.

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Monk v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (Lindsay): Further Lessons in Policy Language and Interpretation

May 18, 2016 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner; and Ashley Peacock, associate Hughes Amys

Introduction In Monk v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (Lindsay), [2015] ONCA 911, the Court of Appeal reversed the motion judge’s decision1 that the “faulty workmanship” exclusion applied to both direct and indirect damages. The Court ruled that the motion judge’s