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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case Regarding Liability of Road Authority

May 4, 2012 | Amelia M. Leckey

MT Insurance Law Blog

On May 3, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal the dismissal of an action seeking damages for alleged negligent road maintenance [Morsi v. Fermar Paving Limited et al, SCC 34515]. The claim arose...

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Insurer Must Pay Stripper Pole Benefits

May 1, 2012

MT Insurance Law Blog

Yesterday the Ontario Divisional Court unanimously upheld FSCO’s decisions in Whipple v. Economical (affectionately known as the “stripper pole” case). In Whipple, the claimant and his golf buddies were returning via Interstate 90 from a day of golfing in New...

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Employer Found Liable of Defamation and Procedural Abuse Towards its Former Employee

April 27, 2012

Canadian Labour & Employment Law Blog

Author: Marie-Pier Côté An Employer terminated its Employee, an accounting clerk, for it firmly believed that she had stolen a sum of $30,000 over a certain period of time. A succession of proceedings ensued. The Court of Québec recently put...

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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 Parveen had rescinded her accident benefits settlement and was entitled to move to arbitration....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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