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Supreme Court could decide whether denial of catastrophic impairment status triggers two-year limitation period in Ontario auto dispute system

September 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A disputed Ontario auto insurance claim, in which the carrier denied a claimant’s request for catastrophic impairment status, could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. Court records indicate that RBC General Insurance Company sent correspondence to Zofia Machaj denying her

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Builder’s risk policy must cover windows damaged by cleaning on building under construction: Supreme Court of Canada

September 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance firms writing an all risks policy for an office building under construction in Edmonton must cover the multi-million dollar cost of replacing windows damaged by cleaning, despite an exclusion for “the cost of making good faulty workmanship,” the Supreme

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Supreme Court of Canada to hear $5.4-million conversion lawsuit against banks arising from plaintiff’s employee’s cheque fraud

August 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A $5.4-million lawsuit – initially filed against four Canadian banks – arising from fraudulent cheques requisitioned by the plaintiff’s employee, will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. Canada’s highest court announced Thursday it granted leave to appeal to

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Canada’s police chiefs want new law that would compel people to reveal passwords

August 16, 2016 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canada’s police chiefs want a new law that would force people to hand over their electronic passwords with a judge’s consent. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has passed a resolution calling for the legal measure to

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Employee dismissed after 13 months on job appeals ruling granting her damages equivalent to four months’ notice

July 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A lawsuit filed by an employee terminated without cause and given two weeks’ termination pay plus 12 weeks’ salary in lieu of notice could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. Court records indicate that Lesley Cabott started working, as a

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Common-law right to dismiss federally-regulated employees without cause ‘completely replaced’ by Canada Labour Code: Supreme Court

July 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian employers regulated by the federal government do not have a common-law right to dismiss non-unionized workers without cause, even if they give those employees notice and/or severance pay, the Supreme Court of Canada suggested in a ruling released Thursday.

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Dispute over $25-million reinsurance claim, arising from defective product lawsuit, could reach Supreme Court of Canada

July 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A dispute between a forest product firm’s captive reinsurer and Swiss Reinsurance Company, arising from a US$70-million settlement, could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. Vancouver-based MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. purchased commercial general liability policies from American International Group Inc. during

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Finding that breast cancer is an occupational disease for hospital lab workers upheld by Supreme Court of Canada

July 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada recently upheld a ruling from the British Columbia Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal that breast cancer among hospital lab workers was an “occupational disease,” despite an expert report that did not find “any scientific evidence for

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Employer appealing wrongful dismissal lawsuit by fixed-term employee

June 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A wrongful dismissal lawsuit – launched by an auto sales manager who was dismissed 23 months into a five-year term – could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. Court records indicate that John Howard was hired in 2012 as truck

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Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeal from Deloitte over $118-million judgment arising from Livent fraud

June 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday it will hear an appeal from Deloitte & Touche, which was sued for $84 million in Ontario by the special receiver for Live Entertainment Corporation of Canada Inc., essentially for failing to detect

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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

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Supreme Court will not hear appeal of $1.4 million pollution lawsuit

May 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s highest court announced Thursday it will not hear an appeal from a Scarborough, Ont. industrial property owner who lost a lawsuit from a neighbouring property owner arising from environmental contamination. In a ruling released Nov. 27, 2015, the Court