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Nova Scotia court ruling reducing punitive damage award by 88% for insurer’s breach of good faith against insurer stands

May 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

For the second time in three weeks, the Supreme Court of Canada announced it is not hearing an appeal – from a plaintiff suing an insurer for breach of contract – of a ruling significantly reducing punitive damages against a

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Bates Revisited

May 1, 2016 Daniel Strigberger, Partner; and Jenna Meth, Lawyer, Samis + Company

In the early 1990s, the Supreme Court of Canada found there were no practical alternatives – as of 1983 – to rating auto policyholders on the grounds of age, sex and marital status. But would today’s telematics products, which detect acceleration, braking, and cornering, help provide such alternatives?

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Top court will not hear appeal of Sask. appeal court’s reduction of punitive damage against insurers found to have breached duty of good faith

April 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Supreme Court of Canada recently announced it will not hear an appeal from a claimant over a decision, by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, which reduced $4.5 million in punitive damages against two insurance companies, in a lawsuit over

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Supreme Court of Canada will not hear appeal of disputed $15-million D&O liability claim from Onex

April 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

For the second time in 18 months, the Supreme Court of Canada has declined to hear an appeal of a verdict of an Ontario lawsuit arising from a disputed US$15-million directors’ and officers’ liability claim arising from an unjust enrichment

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Supreme Court of Canada will not hear ICBC appeal over $863K award arising from fatal collision

April 15, 2016 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s highest court will not hear an appeal from Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, which was ordered to indemnify the estate of a passenger who caused an accident by grabbing the steering wheel of a vehicle. The Supreme Court of

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Insurance Decisions

March 22, 2016 Chris Dunn, partner; and Josiah MacQuarrie, associate, Dutton Brock LLP

A review of the ten most important insurance coverage cases of 2015