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A new trend for BI coverage dispute lawsuits

May 28, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial insurers who deny business interruption claims during COVID-19 could be sued by clients whose legal fees come from third-party litigation funding providers, an industry watcher suggests. “One thing that is happening now is a lot of insurance companies are

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Why clients need advice on ‘litigation hot spots’

October 21, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial brokers advising Canadian clients with operations in foreign countries need to understand consumer protection and pollution laws in those countries. “It’s up to a broker to make sure that he or she is well versed in what those countries’

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Insurance defence lawyers in demand

December 14, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Insurance defence lawyers appear to be in high demand, with litigation expected to yield the greatest legal job prospects in the months ahead, according to research conducted by the legal employment agency Robert Half Legal. Thirty-three per cent of Canadian

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BIP Talk aims to let brokers ‘better understand’ underlying problems with Ontario auto insurance: Forgeron

August 25, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

More than four months after the release of David Marshall’s report on auto insurance, Insurance Bureau of Canada’s president and chief executive officer is hoping Ontario’s brokers will “add their voice” to calls from the industry to “fundamentally overhaul” auto

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Cyber line expected to be one of the leading P&C growth areas in the U.S. over the next few years: A.M. Best

June 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The cyber line of business is expected to be one of the leading growth areas within the property and casualty space in the United States, with cyber coverages estimated to increase between US$7.5 billion to US$20 billion by 2020, a

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XL Catlin launches new contractors pollution liability program in Canada and the U.S.

June 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Catlin announced on Thursday that it has launched its new Contractors Pollution Liability Express Program in Canada and the United States to provide consumers with “speed to market and a streamlined environmental insurance underwriting approach” for small to midsize

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Judge orders Volkswagen to pay $2.1B in Canadian class action suit over emissions scandal

April 27, 2017 Aleksandra Sagan - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Members of a Canadian class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen can submit claims for reimbursement starting on Friday after an Ontario court approved a $2.1-billion settlement plan. The 105,000 people who purchased or leased certain Volkswagen or Audi vehicles with

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Tempering Temporary Risk

February 2, 2017 Ben Daee, Senior Consultant, Property & Construction, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Temporary structures, commonplace on construction sites, can bring
with them significant high-risk exposures. Understanding the types and inherent risks associated with the design and erection of temporary structures is critically important to avoid damage, disruption and injuries.

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Personal Liability

January 1, 2017 Christopher Mutcheson, Head of Directors and Officers and Financial Institutions, Financial Lines Canada, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

As insurers carve back language excluding pollution clean-up in directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability policies and regulators impose administrative monetary penalties on corporate directors, D&O programs may be hit with new claims in 2017.

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Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8

October 27, 2016 Maryclaire Dale - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a crash last year that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve. The settlement allows victims to have