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Supreme Court to consider disclosure of cockpit voice recordings in aviation accident lawsuits

October 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments, from federal aviation accident investigators, that cockpit voice recordings should not be made available to personal injury plaintiffs who are trying to sue an airline over an accident in Halifax. On March…

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Wildfire that destroyed Lytton, BC was not train-related, safety board finds

October 15, 2021 by Jason Contant

There is no evidence that railway operations contributed to the wildfire that destroyed the town of Lytton, British Columbia this summer, an investigation from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has found. “The TSB has not identified any link…

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Why the Supreme Court of Canada validated this limitation-of-liability clause

October 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A software consulting firm that was sued in Quebec for $6.25 million can rely on a limitation of liability clause in its consulting and integration contract, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a decision released Friday. In 6362222 Canada…

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Canada leads world with pledge to curb methane leaks from oil and gas sector

October 15, 2021 by Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canada is nearly doubling its target to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector as it prepares to sign a new global pledge at next month’s climate talks in Scotland. The colourless and odourless gas amounts…

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Why private equity firms should partner with just one insurer

October 14, 2021 by Jason Contant

Private equity firms should consider partnering with one carrier who is able to handle multiple lines of insurance for both the private equity firm and its portfolio companies, a mutual insurer told Canadian Underwriter. “We’ve seen benefits of having the…

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What brokers should know about the hardening D&O market

October 14, 2021 by Canadian Underwriter Staff

As premiums continue rising and capacity keeps tightening, brokers placing directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance are grappling with an unpredictable market. “The last time we saw a hardening D&O market was during the financial crisis in the late 2000s.…

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Job opening: Lead this global Top 3 brokerage’s Canadian operation

October 14, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If you think you have what it takes to lead Willis Towers Watson’s Canadian corporate risk and brokerage business, the job is open and it’s not too late to apply. “We’re currently interviewing,” said Ofelia Isabel, managing director, Toronto market…

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Montreal-made website uses AI to show impacts of climate change on any address

October 14, 2021 by Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Imagine Parliament Hill blanketed in orange skies, floodwaters climbing the sides of BC Place stadium or a thick layer of smog fogging the view of Halifax from Citadel Hill. These are all scenes depicted on a website published…

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As cyber attacks increase, insurers in the space face rising losses

October 13, 2021 by James Langton - Advisor's Edge

Amid rising losses and increasing claims on cyber insurance, companies that provide insurance against online hackers are facing growing risks, says Fitch Ratings. In a new report, the rating agency said that while cyber insurance has been a profitable line…

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Insuring a personal trainer depends on their employment status

October 13, 2021 by Brooke Smith

A large part of a personal trainer’s job is making sure clients do their exercises safely. But personal trainers also need to protect themselves — using insurance. Each year, there are roughly 460,000 reported fitness injuries, according to the U.S.…

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The shifting trends in cargo theft

October 13, 2021 by Jason Contant

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected a number of P&C insurance industry segments from auto to business interruption, and cargo theft is no exception. Large events such as the pandemic will result in shifts to the methods and types of goods…

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Ontario auto claimants seek leave to appeal HST dispute to Supreme Court

October 13, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A dispute over the handling of sales tax in Ontario auto accident benefits claims could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2018, several auto clients filed lawsuits in Ontario against accident benefits insurers. Plaintiffs allege those carriers either included…