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Alberta Employers! The Ministry of Labour Needs Your Input

April 3, 2017 | Jill W. Wilkie

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

Alberta’s Ministry of Labour has commenced a review of the Province’s workplace legislation, the Employment Standards Code and the Labour Relations Code, and is currently seeking input from Albertans.  The April 18, 2017 deadline to provide feedback is fast approaching....

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The Sufficiency of Reasons (Or Not)

April 3, 2017 | Evan Bawks

MT Insurance Law Blog

A recent FSCO appeal decision from Director’s Delegate Rogers in State Farm and Asamoah (Appeal P16-00067, March 21, 2017) sheds some light on the requirement of adjudicators to provide sufficient reasons when determining entitlement and quantum of benefits under the Statutory...

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The Future of Virtual Claims

March 27, 2017 | Anna-Marie Musson

MT Insurance Law Blog

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has released a study on “The Future of Claims: Touchless Claims Study”.  A “touchless” claim is defined in the study as a claims handing process that requires no insurance carrier employee intervention at all.  The research found...

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Lien Periods for Work Done On Oil Sands Projects in Alberta

March 21, 2017 | Leanna E. D. Olson, Grace Campbell

Breaking Ground: MT Construction Law

In Davidson Well Drilling Ltd. (Receiver of) v Bank of Montreal, 2016 ABQB 416 (the “Davidson Well Case”), the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench indicated that general improvements on oil sands mining projects that involve the drilling of exploratory oil...

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The Agony of “De Feet”

March 21, 2017 | Helen D.K. Friedman

MT Insurance Law Blog

Sufficient Medical Reasons the Achilles Heel of the Insured’s Claim (Franic-Temple v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, FSCO A15-006435, March 15, 2017.) When a taxicab ran over Ms. Franic-Temple’s feet and ankles, it was undisputed the medical imaging disclosed...

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When is an LTD Claim Not an Insurance Claim? When it’s a Labour Dispute

March 20, 2017 | Patricia J. Forte

MT Insurance Law Blog

Overview The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that a dispute about the termination of long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits could not proceed by way of an action. The plaintiff’s employment was subject to a Collective Agreement between the plaintiff’s employer and...

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Ghost Writing in Medical Reports: Something to be Scared Of?

March 14, 2017 | Nawaz Tahir

MT Insurance Law Blog

In the case of Kushnir v Macari, the defendant sought an order for defence medicals with an orthopedic surgeon and a neuropsychologist.   The plaintiff sought terms to ensure that the reports were not “ghost written”.  The court noted that there...

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Update on CFIA Food Labelling Modernization Initiative

March 9, 2017 | Kelly Harris

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

Launched in June 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s Food Labelling Modernization (FLM) initiative has been an ongoing project to overhaul food labelling in Canada. The foundation of these changes is the 2012 Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA)...

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New Driverless Car Bill Introduced in U.K.

March 8, 2017 | Anna-Marie Musson

MT Insurance Law Blog

A new Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill has been introduced in the U.K. to address  some of the challenges arising with use of autonomous vehicles and which traditional insurance policies cannot respond to. The Bill provides  comprehensive insurance coverage to...

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Non-compliance with a Tribunal Order may cost you.

March 2, 2017 | Ashleigh T. Leon

MT Insurance Law Blog

The License Appeal Tribunal (the LAT) has found that an insurer’s failure to comply with a production Order from the Tribunal is unreasonable conduct and must be deterred.  In B.F. v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, 2017 CanLII 9821 (ON LAT),...

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