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Marijuana impairment-related losses could potentially trigger GL policies: RIMS speaker

September 27, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Insurers would be well-advised to track the evolving marijuana risk to determine if impairment-related loss history could trigger defence and indemnification obligations under employers’ general liability policies, it was suggested Tuesday during a session at the RIMS Canada Conference in

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Supreme Court ruling against electronics firm director raises concern of increasing exposure of individuals to oppression remedy claims

August 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A ruling last month by the Supreme Court of Canada means it will be more difficult for corporate directors to have oppression remedy lawsuits against them summarily dismissed by courts, a lawyer suggested Wednesday in a blog post. The decision

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More vehicle crashes, increased injury payouts and higher vehicle repair costs contributing to proposed rate hike: ICBC

August 15, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

A greater number of vehicle crashes, increased injury costs and higher vehicle repair costs are all contributing to the increase in proposed insurance rates for drivers in British Columbia, the province’s Crown corporation responsible for auto insurance said on Monday.

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Intact CEO hopes B.C. is ‘starting to think about introducing more competition’ in auto insurance

August 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nine days after Insurance Corporation of British Columbia released a report it commissioned to Ernst & Young LLP on reforming auto insurance, the chief executive officer of Intact Financial Corp. suggested it is “better to have a competitive marketplace” in

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Justices turn away GM appeal over ignition switches

April 24, 2017 The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims. The justices without

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Ontario should create ‘list of documents that must be produced’ in personal injury auto lawsuits: Marshall

April 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario government should consider allowing auto insurers to offer consumers more choices and come up with new rules for the tort system bearing in mind that personal injury auto lawsuits “seldom involve complex issues of law,” a special adviser

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Drone operators risk lawsuits, criminal charges for privacy breaches: OIAA speaker

February 1, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The new tort of intrusion upon seclusion is “a big deal for drone operators,” and experts on operating drones will be “key to helping a court” determine the standard of care in negligence lawsuits, a lawyer suggested at a recent

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New Jersey town: We’re not to blame in beach collapse death

December 22, 2016 Wayne Parry - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. – A beach town being sued for the drowning death of a man swept out to sea when the sand collapsed underneath him says it is immune from such lawsuits due to a state law governing unimproved

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New Ontario auto dispute resolution system could cause ‘a lot more claims against insurance brokers,’ personal injury lawyer predicts

November 3, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Recent reforms to Ontario auto insurance, including the transfer of accident benefits dispute arbitration to the licence appeal tribunal (LAT), has some personal injury lawyers warning of lawsuits against brokers who fail to advise clients accordingly. “We are trying to