Insurance law


  • 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.

  • LawPRO misses out on $83-million exemption

    LawPRO misses out on $83-million exemption

    Oct 15, 2018

    LawPRO has missed out on an $83-million windfall after a judge denied the legal indemnity insurer’s claim for tax-exempt status.

  • End use of ghostwriters in medical reports: lawyers

    End use of ghostwriters in medical reports: lawyers

    Jun 25, 2018

    Lawyers who act for plaintiffs in personal injury cases are calling for the end of the use of ghostwriters in the creation of expert medical reports.

  • Decision may impact insurers on policies

    Decision may impact insurers on policies

    Jun 25, 2018

    An Ontario Court of Appeal decision reversing a lower court ruling on a delayed long-term disability claim will likely send insurers back to the drawing board to revise their policies, say insurance and personal injury lawyers.

  • OCA rules title insurance exception did not apply

    OCA rules title insurance exception did not apply

    Apr 23, 2018

    The Court of Appeal has found that an exclusion barring a victim of a mortgage fraud from collecting insurance coverage did not apply when the funds in the transaction were transferred through lawyers’ trust accounts.

  • Decision has significant impact on waivers

    Decision has significant impact on waivers

    Apr 9, 2018

    The Court of Appeal has found that provisions in the Occupiers’ Liability Act trump the Consumer Protection Act when it comes to waivers.

  • OCA overrules itself on insurance claims

    OCA overrules itself on insurance claims

    Mar 19, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently took the rare step of convening a five-member panel to overrule itself on whether an insurer could bring a claim on behalf of a bankrupt insured party.

  • OCA rules on emergency doctrine

    OCA rules on emergency doctrine

    Mar 5, 2018

    An Ontario Court of Appeal justice has warned against “summary judgment at all costs” in her dissent of a ruling on the application of the doctrine of emergency in a personal injury case.

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