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New Ontario auto dispute resolution system could cause ‘a lot more claims against insurance brokers,’ personal injury lawyer predicts

November 3, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Recent reforms to Ontario auto insurance, including the transfer of accident benefits dispute arbitration to the licence appeal tribunal (LAT), has some personal injury lawyers warning of lawsuits against brokers who fail to advise clients accordingly. “We are trying to

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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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Saskatchewan government introduces more than 20 amendments to auto insurance program

June 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), Don McMorris, has introduced more than 20 amendments to The Automobile Accident Insurance Act that the government says will improve Saskatchewan’s auto injury programs to better meet the needs of people who

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Reduced No Fault injury coverage now available for motorcycle owners, SGI says

April 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has implemented a Reduced No Fault coverage for motorcycle owners. The third option for coverage from SGI offers a basic package of injury benefits at a lower cost, since there are fewer benefits, SGI said in