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Why the court denied an auto insurer’s ‘shockingly intrusive’ motion

January 30, 2024 by David Gambrill

Editor’s Note:  The Ontario Superior Court decision incorrectly identified the auto insurer in this case as Echelon Insurance. Echelon has contacted Canadian Underwriter to confirm it has reached out to the court to correct the public record and it did

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Spouses don’t have to live under the same roof to qualify for family protection auto coverage

April 3, 2023 by David Gambrill

Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to show that the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund (MVACF) has a $200,000 maximum legal liability and not $250,000, as initially reported. Canadian Underwriter apologizes for the error.   Spouses don’t have to

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When a relationship is a “roller-coaster” ride, who counts as a “spouse” in an auto policy?

January 19, 2023 by David Gambrill

Insurers relying merely on co-habitation in the context of a stormy relationship between spouses with a child will have a tough time proving a person doesn’t meet the definition of a “spouse” in an auto policy, as suggested in a

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What the court said about a family law approach to “spouse” in auto AB claim

July 11, 2018 by David Gambrill

The meaning of the term “spouse” under the Family Law Act is not applicable when determining eligibility for accident benefits under an auto insurance policy, an Ontario court has ruled in a priority dispute between insurers. In Royal & Sun