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 Latest Canadian statistics on slips and falls on ice

February 28, 2019 Adina Bresge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

All it took was one foul step, and Ahsher Zeldin was in for at least a week of pain. Last Thursday, Zeldin was taking his two dogs out for an early morning stroll in north Toronto when a patch of

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Big increase in U.K. start-ups, but insurance coverage lacking for many small businesses

August 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A new survey out of the U.K. shows that self-employment is racing forward, but moves by small businesses to ensure they have insurance in place to address whatever risks may arise is lagging far behind. A wider spectrum of small

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Commercial lease did not ‘expressly preserve’ right of landlord to pursue subrogated fire claim against tenant: Court

July 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The owner of a commercial building damaged by fire that started in a restaurant kitchen is precluded from pursuing a subrogated claim against the restaurant operator due to a clause in the lease requiring the landlord to buy fire insurance,

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Negligence finding against brokerage arising from denied commercial fire claim overturned

June 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Marsh Canada Ltd. was not contributorily negligent after a fire claim filed by a Halifax pub owner was denied by its Lloyd’s insurers because the property was neither sprinklered nor made of masonry, contrary to a statement on the insured’s

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Shipping losses continue to decline but “perfect storm” of regulation, cost savings and cybersecurity looms: AGCS

June 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, but a “perfect storm” of regulation, cost savings and cybersecurity looms, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) fifth annual Safety and Shipping Review 2017. The report, released

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Supreme Court of Canada could hear appeal of lawsuit involving auditors’ duty of care to non-shareholder lenders

May 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s highest court will decide June 1 whether it will hear an appeal from a major auditing and accounting firm that could face a trial this fall in a class action lawsuit filed by several banks over the bankruptcy in

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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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Donoghue v. Stevenson

December 8, 2016 Rocco Neglia, Vice-President, Claims, Economical Insurance

How a snail in a bottle helped set the precedent of negligence and the duty of care

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Double Duty

August 1, 2016 Hollis Bromley, Partner, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

A recent ruling out of British Columbia reviewed the duty to defend in the context of forced labour and slavery allegations. The case addresses a number of weighty coverage considerations, including the “mere possibility” test and derivative pleadings.

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Appeal continues in $84-million negligence lawsuit against corporate auditors

June 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A negligence lawsuit against the company that audited the financial statements of the entertainment firm formed in 1989 by Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. In a decision released in 2014, the Ontario Superior