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Clarity in Claims against Adjusters in their Personal Capacity

13 décembre 2019 | Helen D.K. Friedman

A recent decision of Justice Perell (Burns v. RBC Life Insurance Co., 2019 ONSC 6977) provides some welcome clarity on the issues of whether insurance adjusters owe a duty of good faith to an insured independent of any duty owed...

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Pre-judgment Interest on General Damages

10 décembre 2019 | Chris T.J. Blom

In 2015 the Ontario Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990 c.C.18 was amended to provide that Rule 53.10 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, R.R.O. 1990, which calls for pre-judgment interest at 5%, no longer applies to cases involving car accidents. The...

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No Jurisdiction at the LAT for Arbitration Proceedings: Commenced but not Completed at FSCO

10 septembre 2019 | Helen D.K. Friedman

The transition of the forum for Statutory Accident Benefits disputes from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”) to the Licence Appeal Tribunal (the “LAT”), effective April 1, 2016, was not as seamless as anticipated and continues to be the...

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Commercial Transactions and All-Risks Coverage

31 juillet 2019 | Chris T.J. Blom

How can a commercial transaction be the subject of indemnity under an all-risks policy? In Heart Zap Services Inc. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2019 ONSC 3667 the plaintiff, Heart Zap Services Inc., received an order from Dr. Thomas Hardy for 25...

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The Worth of “Diminished Value” Claims in Ontario – Update

28 mai 2019 | Helen D.K. Friedman

In past blogs,[1] my colleague, Patricia Forte, has tracked the case law on the state of “diminished value” claims in Ontario.  A recent Superior Court case, Zheng v. Certas Home and Auto Insurance Co.,[2] provides further insight as to the...

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Demetriou v. AIG: The Burden of Proof and the Requirement to Plead Fraud

19 février 2019 | Michael Prosia

Mr. Demetriou had a family heirloom ring appraised.  It was worth $550,000.  He insured the ring against theft with AIG Insurance Company of Canada (“AIG”) in July 2015, and was to pay an annual premium of over $10,000.  A few...

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Umbrella Insurance Policies: Should you have one?

12 février 2019 | Theodore J. Madison

What is Umbrella Insurance? Personal umbrella insurance is a type of insurance policy designed to add extra liability coverage over and above another insurance policy, such as auto, boat, or homeowners. The extra coverage applies when the liability limits of...

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The Deduction of Accident Benefits in Tort Actions

16 janvier 2019 | Chris T.J. Blom

In the 2018 decisions of Cadieux v. Clouthier and Carroll v. McEwen, the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified the manner in which accident benefits are to be deducted from awards of tort damages. In the past, there were two approaches....

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Update: No Civil Fraud Says Ontario Court of Appeal – Overturning Paulus v. Fleury

21 décembre 2018 | Michael Prosia

Earlier this year, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice refused to enforce a settlement after finding that the plaintiffs’ lawyer had engaged in civil fraud by misrepresenting the independence of two witnesses at a pre-trial conference.  In addition to refusing...

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Who is the Lessee? Whoever the Lessor Can Sue to Enforce the Lease – An Update on Insurer Priority of Third Party Claims Involving Lessors

27 novembre 2018 | Lyndsay Hone

Who can a lessor sue to enforce a lease? In a recent decision on priority of payment in a motor vehicle tort action, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice resolved the priority dispute by answering this question. In Aviva Insurance...

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