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Who’s liable for what in this $2.2-million fuel oil spill

November 18, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Another chapter in the sad story of a $2.2-million residential heating fuel oil spill, into a fresh-water lake, has been closed. The Supreme Court of Canada announced this past Thursday it will not hear an appeal from Thompson Fuels of

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Why you might be having a hard time finding coverage in liability lines

November 14, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Liability loss inflation may be a new topic of discussion for securities analysts who watch the property and casualty sector, but for Canada’s largest insurer, it’s nothing particularly novel. “There is inflation,” Charles Brindamour, CEO of Intact Financial Corp., observed

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Oilsands carbon liability at centre of fraud lawsuit

October 24, 2019 by Jason Contant

Alberta’s oilsands are at the centre of a closely watched court battle in New York today. The state’s attorney general is accusing Exxon Mobil of misrepresenting the risks the operations face as governments move to fight climate change. Court documents

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The big question mark on supply chain liability risk

October 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

What liability risk do Canadian corporate clients face if they have supply chains in countries where workers are vulnerable to abuse or unsafe working conditions? It’s an open question right now, but brokers could get some guidance once the Supreme

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Lawsuit arising from fatal wheelchair accident at rail crossing settled

October 8, 2019 Kevin Bissett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONCTON, N.B. _ Three years after a Moncton man in an electric wheelchair was struck and killed by a freight t-ain at a level crossing in the city, a lawsuit stemming from his death has been resolved. Steven Harel’s wheelchair

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Is vaping liability covered?

September 30, 2019 by Jason Contant

Liability surrounding vaping is being thrust into the spotlight after a London, Ont. high school student was temporarily put on life support from a suspected “severe respiratory illness” associated with smoking electronic cigarettes. “There were lawsuits many years ago to

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Did the other driver admit fault? Get it in writing.

September 26, 2019 by Jason Contant

B.C.’s small claims court found no fault with the way the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) assessed liability for a motor vehicle accident, despite a complaint that the insurer did not follow up on an admission of guilt by

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How IoT devices can cause a liability headache for insurers

September 23, 2019 by Jason Contant

Internet of Things (IoT) devices can create complications for insurers, potentially including a priority dispute or, worse, an unpaid claim, a specialist carrier told Canadian Underwriter recently. Charlie Murray, international technology team leader with CFC Underwriting, used the example of

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Trial begins for class action alleging abuse at defunct Ontario boarding school

September 17, 2019 Nicole Thompson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – The late headmasters of a Christian boarding school controlled every aspect of children’s lives in order to break their spirits, a lawyer representing former students suing the defunct institution told a Toronto court on Monday. The school made

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Don’t be a dumb waiter

September 5, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

If your organization is involved in any way with serving alcohol, your risk management strategy may need a sober second thought. How to be free and clear of liability

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Top court releases decision in $2-billion building collapse lawsuit against Loblaws

August 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A $2-billion lawsuit against Loblaws Companies Ltd., arising from the world’s deadliest accidental building collapse ever, is essentially tossed out of court. Canada’s high court announced Thursday it will not hear an appeal from Arati Rani Das, a garment factory

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How auto accident defendants who admitted liability were awarded $61,000 in costs

July 11, 2019 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A woman awarded $50,000 by a jury for injuries suffered in a car crash will have to pay more than $61,000 to cover the costs of the two men she sued, even though losers in a lawsuit are