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Will insurance cover deductible when toilet overflows?

August 21, 2023 Philip Porado

A strata apartment owner is entitled to collect a deductible from the owner of the unit above his own, following a toilet overflow that caused substantial damages to his apartment, British Columbia’s Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) has determined. In Meier

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N.S. threatens court action over dike system upgrade

June 29, 2023 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s premier is threatening to take the federal government to court over funding to protect a vital land corridor linking his province and New Brunswick.   Tim Houston wants Ottawa to fund the entire cost – estimated at

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Brokerage’s 11-year lawsuit against tech vendor allowed to continue

October 7, 2022 by David Gambrill

Ballam Insurance Services, a Nova Scotia brokerage that sued its tech vendor 11 years ago over server issues, is allowed to proceed with its case despite examples of ‘inordinate’ and ‘inexcusable’ delays, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia ruled Monday.

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New York AG’s civil lawsuit accuses former president Trump of insurance fraud

September 21, 2022 by Jason Contant

New York’s Attorney General has launched a civil lawsuit against former U.S. president Donald Trump alleging financial fraud, including allegations he “[induced] insurers to provide insurance coverage for higher limits and at lower premiums.” New York Attorney General Letitia James’

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Reduce lawsuits, regulatory burden to improve private auto: report

March 30, 2022 by Jason Contant

Restricting lawsuits to only the most serious auto accident cases is one reform provincial governments in private auto insurance sectors should adopt to improve the cost and value of auto insurance, says financial management consultant David Marshall. Marshall is a

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Archdiocese selling land to pay survivors of Mount Cashel abuse

July 27, 2021 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Roman Catholic archdiocese in Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city is selling properties to pay survivors of abuse at the former Mount Cashel orphanage. Archbishop of St. John’s Peter Hundt said in a news release Sunday

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Alberta farmers file what may be first class-action lawsuit over unpaid oil leases

November 11, 2020 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Two Alberta landowners have filed what a lawyer says could be the first class-action lawsuit against an energy company for not making its lease payments. “It’s a pretty clear contract,” said lawyer Matthew Farrell, who is representing Reinhold

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Former Quebec premier suing government for $1M for privacy violation

October 15, 2020 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Former premier Jean Charest is suing the Quebec government for violation of his privacy in connection with an investigation by the province’s anti-corruption unit. The lawsuit filed Friday in Montreal seeks $1 million in punitive damages and $50,000

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Seven survivors of Alberta tour bus rollover file lawsuit

October 1, 2020 Daniela Germano - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – A northern Alberta woman who survived a fatal tour bus crash in Jasper National Park this summer says she is one of the lucky ones, but her recovery will be long and painful. Sweta Patel, 27, from High

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Lawsuit filed against makers of Montreal-area dike that burst, flooding town

September 3, 2020 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – A Montreal-area town says its insurance company is suing the maker of a dike that burst last spring, flooding streets and forcing thousands of residents from their homes. Officials from Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac said Tuesday legal action has been filed

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The pros and cons of juries in civil trials

August 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If the Ontario government abolishes juries in civil trials, this would take away a basic protection for defendants in personal injury lawsuits, a defence lawyer suggests. “The solution is not to abolish juries in personal injury actions. The idea being

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Lawsuits filed before two-year anniversary of Broncos bus crash

April 6, 2020 Stephanie Taylor and Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

It’s been almost two years since the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan and with the solemn anniversary comes a closing legal window that has seen several lawsuits filed in court. Sixteen people died and 13 others were injured