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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

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How slip-and-fall lawsuit rules could change in Ontario

July 10, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Defending personal injury claims arising from slips and falls on ice could become easier for your Ontario clients this winter, based on a proposed change to the province’s deadline for serving notice about starting such lawsuits. In Ontario, plaintiffs wanting

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Where insurance fits into bicycle accidents

June 26, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If you have clients who are riding their bikes this summer, how does liability insurance work if they get into an accident? “Specialty cyclist insurance policies do exist, but my understanding is they are not very common,” said Ari Krajden,

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Smooth hand-off

June 6, 2019 Jeff A. Smith, Vice President, Claims & Operations, Markel International

How early communication can reduce stress for an excess insurer

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How warning signs factored in this ski resort’s lawsuit defence

June 4, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A warning sign and the plaintiff’s work experience were among the reasons a personal injury lawsuit against Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd. has been dismissed. Jason Apps was catastrophically injured while snowboarding in March, 2016 at Grouse Mountain. The ticket

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Bartenders’ liability for impaired driving accidents – civil versus criminal

May 22, 2019 Paola Loriggio - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Legal experts say criminal charges like those laid against a former bar server in connection with a drunk-driving crash that killed two Ottawa-area teens are rare and difficult to prove. Ann Senack, 62, of Greater Madawaska Township, was charged in

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Why liability and reputational risk is changing

May 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Technology is making it easier for consumers and businesses to move money, but it can also create new liability risks, fraud experts warned Tuesday. “Financial institutions really have to think about their position on liability,” said Jas Anand, senior manager