Car rental company’s policy applies in priority over employer’s non-owned policy in car accident injury case in BC

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Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Lessors and lessees – Priority coverage – Multiple policies – Owner – Obligation – Statutory provisions – Interpretation of policy Northbridge Insurance Corporation v. Trinidad Drilling Ltd., [2021] B.C.J. No. 956, 2021 BCSC 836, British Columbia Supreme Court, May 3, 2021, A.D. Francis J. After a collision by an ...

Insured’s claim for uninsured motorist coverage denied on the basis of fraudulent claim for disability benefits under same policy

Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Uninsured motorist – Fraud – Benefits – Statutory provisions – Practice – Leave to appeal – Standard of review – Summary judgments Abbas v. Esurance Insurance Co. of Canada, [2021] A.J. No. 562, 2021 ABQB 303, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, April 21, 2021, B.B. Johnston J. The insured ...

Homeowner and auto insurers have a concurrent duty to defend against injuries arising from the insured sledgehammering a piece of his vehicle in his backyard

Insurance law – Homeowner’s insurance – Duty to defend – Exclusions – Third party claims – Occupiers liability – Use of vehicle Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia, [2021] B.C.J. No. 670, 2021 BCSC 595, British Columbia Supreme Court, April 1, 2021, G.P. Weatherill J. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company sought a ...

Insurer successfully applies vacancy exclusion to deny coverage to intentionless insured

Insurance law – Homeowner’s insurance – Water damage – Vacancy exclusion – Practice – Summary judgments Gregson (Litigation guardian of) v. CAA Insurance Co. (Ontario), [2021] O.J. No. 2168, 2021 ONSC 3041, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, April 23, 2021, M.R. Gibson J. The insurer applied for summary dismissal of the insured’s action seeking coverage ...

Wrapping up the duty to defend

Insurance law – Liability insurance – Wrap up policies – Property damage – Duty to defend – Exclusions – Construction development – Duties and liabilities of insurer GFL Infrastructure Group Inc. v. Temple Insurance Co., [2021] O.J. No. 1538, 2021 ONSC 1909, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, March 23, 2021, P.M. Perell J. The insureds ...

Ambiguous exclusions are meaningless

Insurance law – Liability insurance – Claims made policy – Renewals of policies – Duty to defend – Exclusions – Interpretation of policy – Duties and liabilities of insurer Backyard Media Inc. v. HDI Global Specialty SE, [2021] O.J. No. 1583, 2021 ONSC 2341, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, March 29, 2021, F.L. Myers J. ...

Occasional payments from an acquaintance did not exclude coverage after the insured’s vehicle was stolen at gunpoint

Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Exclusions – Commercial use vehicle – Statutory provisions [interpretation] Bonn v. Echelon Insurance, [2021] N.S.J. No. 59, 2021 NSSM 2, Nova Scotia Small Claims Court, February 8, 2021, Adjudicator A.M. Richardson, QC The insurer denied coverage based on the carrying of passengers for compensation or hire exclusion after the ...