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Court clarifies definition of ‘newly acquired automobile’ in motorcycle accident case 

July 29, 2021 by Jason Contant

A newly acquired motorcycle is considered a “newly acquired automobile” for the purpose of accident benefits under the Ontario Automobile Policy (OAP 1), a panel of three Ontario judges has found. The Divisional Court considered a statutory appeal of the

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What can go wrong if adjuster fails to obtain coroner’s report

January 3, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

An auto insurer wants to deny liability coverage because its client had alcohol in his blood when he died. The thing is, the insurance company didn’t know its client had alcohol in his blood for three years, which is how

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Client loses lawsuit arising from automatic policy renewal

January 31, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A motorcyclist who tried to sue his insurer for renewing his policy and deducting money from his account will not have his case heard before the Supreme Court of Canada. The top court announced Jan. 31 it has turned down

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ICBC warns drivers to watch motorcyclists ‘for clues’

May 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s government-run auto insurer is reminding motorcycle riders to ensure their helmets display proper labels and warning vehicle operators that motorcycle turn signals can be hard to see. If a motorcycle rider “shoulder checks or the motorcycle leans, the