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Dog Walkers – Beware!

February 8, 2017 | Teneil MacNeil

MT Insurance Law Blog

In the January 2017 Ontario Court of Appeal decision of Wilk v. Arbour, the Court was asked to determine when a person is considered to be in possession of a dog for the purposes of the Dog Owners’ Liability Act,...

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LAT is not the only option for CAT disputes after April 1, 2016

January 18, 2017 | Ashleigh T. Leon

MT Insurance Law Blog

Director’s Delegate Evans has decided that issues can be added to an existing FSCO arbitration after April 1, 2016 instead of commencing an application at the LAT, when the issues to be added “necessarily arise from the issues already in...

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Prompt Payment for Federal Projects

January 16, 2017 | Leanna E. D. Olson

Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law

Prompt Payment legislation is intended to keep cash flowing down the construction pyramid from the owner to the contractor and its subcontractors and suppliers.  So far, no province has enacted prompt payment legislation. An attempt was made in Ontario a...

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Neuropsychological Assessment Is One Assessment Not Two

January 12, 2017 | Ashleigh T. Leon

MT Insurance Law Blog

In a January 11, 2017 decision, Nicole Breadner v. Co-operators General Insurance Company, A15-005120, Arbitrator Caroline King of FSCO found that a neuropsychological assessment is one assessment, not two; therefore capping the amount payable in relation to the OCF-18 at...

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Visit us at the Pacific Agriculture show!

January 12, 2017 | David Woolford

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

Miller Thomson’s Agribusiness Group will be at the Pacific Agriculture Show in Abbotsford from January 26-28, 2017. (www.agricultureshow.net) We have two 3 Day VIP passes to give away to this event.  Please contact Wendy Baker at wbaker@millerthomson.com if you are...

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Divisional Court Addresses Prejudgment Interest Rate

January 3, 2017 | James D. Bromiley

MT Insurance Law Blog

Although the recent decision of the Divisional Court in Carr v. Modi was mentioned in our previous blog, the decision warrants further commentary. This decision provides much needed clarity on the proper rate to be used when calculating prejudgment interest...

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Insurance Law 2016: The Year in Review and a Look Ahead

December 22, 2016 | Emily C. Durst

MT Insurance Law Blog

The authors of MT Insurance Law Blog strive to provide our readers insight into changes and emerging trends in Canadian insurance litigation. As this year comes to an end, it is a good time to look back at 2016 and...

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Revisiting the 2016 Changes to the BC Human Rights Code

December 22, 2016 | Nicole Byres

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

As 2016 draws to a close and we reflect on potential emerging issues for employers in 2017, we thought that the recent amendments to the BC Human Rights Code to include “gender identity or expression” among the protected grounds covered...

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Court Dismisses Claim in which Broker Issues Policy with Incorrect Model of Vehicle

December 14, 2016 | Andrew Hentz

MT Insurance Law Blog

In the recent case  Routh Chovaz Insurance Brokers Inc. v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2016 ONSC 2567, the court granted summary judgment to Aviva, dismissing an action brought by an insurance broker. The case concerned the insurance policy of...

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Production of Insurer’s File

December 7, 2016 | Nawaz Tahir

MT Insurance Law Blog

In Alofs v Blake, Cassels & Graydon, an insurer paid out a director’s liability claim and then commenced a subrogated action against the lawyers that structured the deal that lead to the director’s liability claim.  The law firm, in defending...

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