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Limo service sued over collision that killed 20

November 20, 2018 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ALBANY, N.Y. – The operators of a limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York were grossly negligent in putting the “dangerous and defective” vehicle on the road, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by one of

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This vehicle accident ‘speaks for itself’

September 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from a motorist found to be liable for a single-vehicle collision. Brad Gaebel was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Gordon Lipka, who lost control after moving to the

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Mechanic barred from suing employer over workplace injury

August 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A Newfoundland and Labrador construction company no longer faces a lawsuit from the estate of an injured worker, after the Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday it will not hear an appeal. Many Canadian corporate clients lack liability insurance covering

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Vehicle accident plaintiff loses bid to appeal without paper court transcripts

July 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A motor vehicle accident victim wanting to appeal a personal injury lawsuit award without having to pay to get paper court transcripts has lost her bid to appeal using audio court records. Yolando Girao was injured in 2002 in an

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End of the line for auto injury lawsuit over restaurant tip income

July 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A former restaurant server who sought a $3.8-million award after being hit by a car has lost her bid to have her lawsuit heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday it has dismissed

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Tobacco liability threat faces major convenience store chain and gas stations

July 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Canadian corporate owner of nearly 13,000 convenience stores and gas stations is warning it could be sued as a result of selling cigarettes. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. “could be sued for health problems caused by the use of tobacco products,”

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Parents of Humboldt Broncos player killed in crash sue truck driver, bus maker

July 10, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – The family of one of the Humboldt Broncos players killed in a highway crash has filed a lawsuit alleging a semi-truck driver with inadequate training failed to stop at a flashing stop sign at a rural intersection hidden

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End of the line for CFL player’s concussion lawsuit

March 16, 2018 Dan Ralph - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Arland Bruce III won’t be having his day in court. The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday it won’t hear Bruce’s concussion lawsuit against the CFL and former commissioner Mark Cohon. The decision came after two B.C. courts, the Supreme

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Workplace harassment policies should include non-employees, risk manager says

February 14, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Managing liability risk includes making workplaces free from harassment for not only employees, but also for non-employees, advises Darius Delon, an independent risk consultant based in Calgary. Lawsuits arising from harassment are one major emerging area of risk, said Delon,

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Invasion of privacy class-action against Equifax proceeds in Ontario

February 1, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A class-action lawsuit arising from last year’s Equifax cyber breach is proceeding in Ontario on the basis of a new invasion-of-privacy tort that has caught the eye of Canada’s property and casualty insurers because it allows courts to award damages

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Judge denies separate housework award in auto injury lawsuit

November 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A claim for interference with homemaking capability “must be scrutinized carefully” in an auto personal injury lawsuit, a British Columbia judge suggested in a recent ruling that cites an earlier Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling. In a ruling released

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Lawyer warns pollution lawsuits in Alberta can proceed ‘well past the ultimate limitation period’

April 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A plaintiff could file a pollution lawsuit in Alberta “well past” the end of the limitation period, even if a hazardous substance was released more than 50 years ago, a lawyer warned in a recent blog post. Alberta’s Environmental Protection