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Monk v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (Lindsay): Further Lessons in Policy Language and Interpretation

February 1, 2016 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner; and Ashley Peacock, associate Hughes Amys

Introduction In Monk v. Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co. (Lindsay), [2015] ONCA 911, the Court of Appeal reversed the motion judge’s decision1 that the “faulty workmanship” exclusion applied to both direct and indirect damages. The Court ruled that the motion judge’s

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Nudging Claimants

February 1, 2016 Craig Harris, Freelance Writer

The field of behavioural economics could have potential applications in insurance claims, fraud deterrence, injury management, driver safety and client service, some experts contend. Led by academics such as Richard Thaler, Cass Sunstein and Dan Ariely, behavioural economics holds that

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Insurance Decisions

February 1, 2016 Chris Dunn, partner; and Josiah MacQuarrie, associate, Dutton Brock LLP

A review of the ten most important insurance coverage cases of 2015

Tiffany Cheverie, lawyer, Burchells LLP
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Contract, Conflict and Subrogation

August 1, 2015 Tiffany Cheverie, lawyer, Burchells LLP

The law of the jurisdiction plays a key role in insurance contract interpretation and rights of recovery.

Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP
Feature Commercial LinesLegal

The Additional Insured

June 1, 2015 Michael S. Teitelbaum, partner, Hughes Amys LLP

An oil spill case shows the consequences of not naming an additional insured on a policy

Joanna Kyriazis, member, Zizzo Allan DeMarco LLP
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Risky Real Estate

June 1, 2015 Joanna Kyriazis, member; and Laura Zizzo, member, Zizzo Allan DeMarco LLP

Negligent disclosure of natural hazard risks can pose future liability.

Erin H. Durant, lawyer, Dooley Lucenti
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The State of Summary Judgement

June 1, 2015 Erin H. Durant, lawyer, Dooley Lucenti

A national overview of personal injury cases

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Alberta rules on distracted driving supported by industry

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is applauding proposed requirements in Alberta – which received the green light in the provincial legislative assembly – that seek to curb distracted driving by beefing up fines and penalties for texting while behind

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Federal government wants more insurance for railways

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

A bill proposing to mandate specific levels of insurance for Canadian railway operators – of $1 billion in some cases – was tabled March 30 in Ottawa for second reading in the House of Commons. MPs debated Bill C-52, the

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Consumer protection measures for Ontario auto go live

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

Sections of an Ontario law aimed at reducing auto insurance claims costs, which give inspectors power to enter premises without a search warrant and remove records for review, took effect April 1. Bill 15, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile

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FSCO issues warning on ride-share programs

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

Ontario’s financial regulator has released an infographic to its website warning about the insurance risks related to ride-sharing programs. Ride-sharing services use an online app to connect passengers with drivers using their personal vehicles. The infographic, released in late March

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Feature Commercial LinesLegal

Insurers move into drone space

April 1, 2015 by Claims Canada

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company announced in mid-March that it is the first insurer in the United States to receive permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial use. The decision provides