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Ontario Court of Appeal Rules Husband Found Not Criminally Responsible for Wife’s Death Entitled to Life Insurance Proceeds

April 25, 2012 | Amelia M. Leckey

MT Insurance Law Blog

A husband and wife separated in 1992. In 1998 the husband took out a life insurance policy on his wife. In 2006 he killed his wife. He was charged with second degree murder. At trial was found not criminally responsible....

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Improper Use of Company Data Yields Large Damage Award

April 24, 2012

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

I.          Introduction Most companies consider the proprietary information that they develop in the course of business is an asset worthy of protection. One area of concern is the use or misuse of such information by former...

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FSCO’s Settlement Disclosure Notice Overruled by FSCO

April 23, 2012 | Ashleigh T. Leon

MT Insurance Law Blog

FSCO Arbitrator Suesan Alves has ruled that the (FSCO) prescribed Settlement Disclosure Notice might be inadequate to effect settlement. In Parveen v. Aviva, a preliminary issue was whether Ms. Parveen had rescinded her accident benefits settlement and was entitled to move to arbitration....

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ONCA Sets Limitation Period for Loss Transfer Claims

April 6, 2012

MT Insurance Law Blog

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has clarified the limitation period law for loss transfer arbitrations. The issue before the Court was whether the limitation period to initiate arbitration starts the day after the first party insurer sends a loss...

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Entitlements of Employees who Resign with an Extended Notice Period

April 3, 2012 | Jill W. Wilkie

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

In the absence of a contractual provision to the contrary, an employee must provide his or her employer with reasonable notice of his or her resignation. Occasionally, however, an employer may find itself faced with the question of how to...

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FSCO Fails to Force Facilities to Face Forbearance for Fraud

March 29, 2012

MT Insurance Law Blog

A FSCO arbitrator has denied an insurer’s request to stay 15 arbitration proceedings while it pursues fraud claims against notorious clinics at the Superior Court. There are 15 unrelated arbitration matters with a common denominator: the involvement of Assessment Direct...

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Supreme Court to Address Random Alcohol Testing in the Context of Dangerous Workplaces

March 27, 2012

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

On March 19, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) granted leave to the Union to appeal the New Brunswick Court of Appeal decision in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper, Limited 2011...

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Limitation Periods and Bad Faith Claims For Failure to Settle

March 22, 2012 | Amelia M. Leckey

MT Insurance Law Blog

On March 22, 2012 the Ontario Court of Appeal released its reasons in Dundas v. Zurich Canada 2012 ONCA 181 in which the Court discusses the limitation period for bad faith actions against insurer, where right of action is assigned...

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Ambiguous Employee Resignations – A Cautionary Tale

March 19, 2012 | Monique Petrin Nicholson

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

A recent, rather colourful, case out of British Columbia serves as a cautionary tale for employers in respect of equivocal resignations by employees, and provides some guidance to employers on how to respond to a resignation “bluff” from an employee....

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Due Diligence Clarified for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals in Nova Scotia Decision?

March 15, 2012 | Aniroodh Devalia

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

In a judgment that reflects a growing trend of holding safety professionals in an organization increasingly more accountable, the Nova Scotia Provincial Court has fined an occupational health and safety (“OHS”) professional $1,000 for failing to take adequate steps to...

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