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Why this vehicle accident defendant tried to quash $850,000 settlement

June 14, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Adjusters handling auto liability claims shouldn’t be too quick to settle and take what the plaintiff’s lawyer is saying with a grain of salt. These are among the takeaways from Thursday’s Supreme Court of Canada decision in Fleury v. Paulus.

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After a seven-year, $33K insurance settlement, claimant disputes his $5K legal bill

August 9, 2018 by David Gambrill

A seven-year lawsuit against a B.C. insurance brokerage that settled for $33,000 ultimately led to a legal dispute between the claimant and his lawyer over a $5,124 legal bill. The claimant, Larry Jones, sued his insurance brokerage, RHC Insurance Agency

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Uber reaches settlement in autonomous vehicle fatality

April 2, 2018 The Associated Press

PHOENIX – The family of an Arizona woman killed when struck by an autonomous Uber vehicle apparently has reached a settlement with the company. Cristina Perez Hesano, an attorney for the daughter and husband of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, disclosed no

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Ontario city settles guardrail ‘spear’ class action lawsuit

February 26, 2018 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A proposed Canadian class action that alleged secret cost-saving design changes made to a highway safety guardrail had in fact turned the barrier into a potentially lethal spear has been settled, court documents show. This week’s settlement of

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Insurer must pay $237K in legal costs to elderly woman awarded $20K

February 2, 2018 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – An insurance company that played litigation hardball with an elderly car-accident victim has been ordered to pay $237,000 to cover the legal costs she incurred in winning a $20,000 settlement. In her decision, Ontario Superior Court Justice Mary

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Change course on coverage? Be clear that’s it’s not a settlement.

January 19, 2018 by David Gambrill

If an insurer changes course midway through a claim — offering coverage, for example, when that coverage was previously denied — it will need to clarify that its change of position does not constitute an offer to settle before taking

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Federal, Manitoba governments agree to pay $90 million to First Nations following 2011 flood

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The governments of Manitoba and Canada have agreed to pay more than $90 million to certain First Nations who were affected by flooding in 2011. McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP said in a statement released earlier this week that while not

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Ontario ministry searches Volkswagen offices in emissions scandal investigation

September 20, 2017 Dan Healing - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The federal government should be moving ahead with action against Volkswagen in the wake of news that Ontario has charged the company and carried out a raid on its headquarters, according to an environmental organization. On Tuesday, provincial authorities executed

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Large corporations worldwide considering blockchain technology, some expect to roll out solutions next year: Juniper Research

August 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Blockchain technology is an increasing consideration among surveyed company representatives around the world, with most firms that have reached the proof of concept (PoC) reporting they expect to roll out solutions by the end of next year, Juniper Research reports.

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Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, U.S.

June 26, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators

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Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

June 20, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and

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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