Insurance law


  • Good recordkeeping can protect against claims

    Good recordkeeping can protect against claims

    Jan 7, 2019

    Good recordkeeping can help insurance brokers protect themselves against claims by underinsured clients, according to a Toronto insurance lawyer.

  • Insurance companies should consider wording carefully

    Insurance companies should consider wording carefully

    Jan 7, 2019

    Insurance companies may want to rethink the wording of their consumer-facing policies after the Court of Appeal for Ontario restored a class action by life insurance policy holders against their insurers, according to a Toronto lawyer.

  • Case law on social host liability continues to evolve

    Case law on social host liability continues to evolve

    Jan 7, 2019

    More than a decade on from a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision that opened the door to social host liability, insurance lawyers are still waiting for a decisive step forward in the case law.

  • PI lawyers support bill on auto insurance rate-setting

    PI lawyers support bill on auto insurance rate-setting

    Jan 7, 2019

    A group of personal injury lawyers with connections to Brampton, Ont. have indicated their support for legislative efforts to end “postal code discrimination” in auto insurance rate-setting.

  • HRTO claim by medical pot user dismissed

    HRTO claim by medical pot user dismissed

    Nov 19, 2018

    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has found a litigant had no prospect of success in a claim that her employer-sponsored insurance plan was discriminating against her disability by refusing to pay for her medical cannabis.

  • Decision highlights how spouse is defined

    Decision highlights how spouse is defined

    Nov 12, 2018

    The definition of spouse may have evolved and expanded in the family law context, but that does not affect how it should be interpreted in the Insurance Act, an Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge has concluded.

  • Confusion about municipal obligations emerges

    Confusion about municipal obligations emerges

    Nov 12, 2018

    Two decisions of the Court of Appeal released earlier this fall on the same day appear to be causing confusion about the extent of the legal obligations of municipalities to reduce the risk of automobile accidents at intersections.

  • Case on policy non-renewal headed for SCC

    Case on policy non-renewal headed for SCC

    Nov 12, 2018

    A dispute over the financial consequences for an automobile insurer that provides ineffective notice of non-renewal of a policy may be headed to the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Rule useful for obtaining expert reports faster

    Rule useful for obtaining expert reports faster

    Nov 12, 2018

    A rarely invoked procedural rule should be used more often to address the issue of late service of expert reports in civil litigation, said an Ontario Superior Court judge in a recent ruling.

  • Accident victims pursue $600 million in lawsuits

    Accident victims pursue $600 million in lawsuits

    Nov 5, 2018

    Six Ontario automobile insurers have been named in a series of class-action lawsuits by accident victims who are seeking millions in benefits they say they were denied because the insurer improperly subtracted the harmonized sales tax from their benefits packages.

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