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Who’s responsible when construction projects go wrong

March 13, 2024 By Dr. Yasser Korany, KSI Engineering

Construction project delays can expose commercial insurers to significant claims costs. Canada’s property and casualty insurance market collected more than $748 million in direct written premiums for surety bonds in 2022, per Canada’s solvency regulator, the Office of the Superintendent

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Sports insurers urged to consider video review

February 22, 2024 by David Gambrill

A legal firm urges sports insurers to require their sports association clients to install cameras to record the action, following the B.C. Court of Appeal’s January 2024 decision in Cox v. Miller. In Cox v Miller, the court found Karl

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Why your clients may be exposed to more climate change claims

January 4, 2024 by David Gambrill

Your business clients may face increased exposure to climate change liability claims, based on a recent decision by the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA). “With strong language, the Federal Court of Appeal affirmed the ‘existential challenge’ posed by climate change

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Autonomous truck insurance questions remain

March 3, 2023 James Menzies, Editor, Today's Trucking

A panel discussion at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meeting revealed some things won’t change when it comes to insuring autonomously driven trucks. Others will. And there’s still a lot of unknowns. Some of the liability for crashes will

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When will self-driving tech consistently prevent crashes?

February 17, 2023 Harrison Griffiths and Hannah Van Staveren

One aim of autonomous driving technology is to take the human element out of the driving ecosystem with an eye toward preventing collisions. But right now, autonomous driving technology can’t guarantee it will detect and react to road hazards earlier

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Class action lawsuit seeks damages for Rogers network outage

July 12, 2022 by Jason Contant

Quebec law firm LPC Avocat Inc. has launched a class action lawsuit alleging misrepresentation, breach of civil liability and negligence in connection with the recent national Rogers outage. In the early morning hours of Friday, July 8, Rogers’ wireless network

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Alberta Appeal Court keeps $217 million oilpatch cleanup liability case alive

March 29, 2022 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

A bankruptcy hearing that could determine whether more than $200 million in oilpatch environmental liabilities wind up on the public dime will have to go back to court. The Alberta Court of Appeal ruled Friday that the long-running bankruptcy of

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Do your clients freelance? The right questions will get them proper coverage

December 8, 2021 Brooke Smith

Your clients may love being their own bosses, or they may be self-employed by necessity. “If you look at what’s happening with the gig economy, it seems many [people] are either finding new careers and becoming freelancers or freelancing as

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Alberta rolls out new rules forcing industry to pay for abandoned well cleanup

December 1, 2021 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Alberta’s oil and gas regulator has rolled out new rules aimed at addressing the growing problem of inactive and abandoned wells in the province. The new rules will require the energy industry to spend $422 million next year

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Saskatchewan to amend employment act to recognize workplace sexual harassment

November 19, 2021 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Saskatchewan is proposing to amend its employment act to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace. The government has introduced legislation to make it clear that any unwelcome action of a sexual nature constitutes harassment. The amendment also covers

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Stability, finally? What insurers and brokers can look forward to in 2022

November 12, 2021 Brooke Smith

Brokers and insurers may see some stabilization in the market in 2022. “We saw tremendous rate pressure, high operating ratios, and low ROIs in 2019 and 2020,” said Kevin Neiles, president, Western Canada and chief markets officer at Gallagher, during

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Spooky Halloween risks that need an insurance policy

October 28, 2021 by Jason Contant

Some insurance professionals will be donning costumes at the (virtual) office this Halloween, and others will be taking their kids out trick-or-treating on the weekend. But just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about insurance altogether. London,