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Your client texts a driver who crashes. Is your client liable?

April 23, 2018 by David Gambrill

Look for Canadian case law to impose secondary liability on texters who distract drivers with their email messages, akin to social host liability, a senior claims executive at Travelers predicts. “If I text someone while driving, and they get into

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Will current auto liability regime apply to driverless cars?

February 7, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance and traffic laws probably need to change when motorists start sharing the road with driverless cars, a speaker told claims specialists Tuesday. There are now vehicles on the roads with limited self-driving capabilities (as opposed to having no steering

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Coffee burn case sees courts flip-flop on vicarious liability

January 24, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A recent Ontario court ruling against a coffee shop serves as a warning to defendants that individual employees can be named personally in personal injury lawsuits against corporations. “There is no general rule in Canada that an employee acting in

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Is a cab company vicariously liable if a sex assault is alleged?

January 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Canada’s top court has been asked to review a case involving the vicarious liability of a taxi company when a passenger sues the driver alleging sexual assault. In 2015, a woman filed a civil lawsuit against Kitchener-based United Taxi Limited

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador finalizes terms of reference for auto insurance review

August 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The provincial government announced on Tuesday that it has finalized the terms of reference for the automobile insurance review for Service NL and the provincial Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB). Government has directed PUB to begin its review