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 ...

Household and attendant care expenses must be incurred to be recovered under the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule

15. September 2020 0
Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Benefits – Attendant care – Practice – Leave to appeal – New trial Pucci v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2020] O.J. No. 1758, 2020 ONCA 265, Ontario Court of Appeal, April 24, 2020, D.H. Doherty, D.M. Brown and J.A. Thorburn JJ.A. The insured brought ...

CGL provider required to defend claims relating to publication of confidential information notwithstanding data exclusion clauses

15. September 2020 0
Insurance law – Commercial general liability insurance – Duty to defend – Exclusions – Interpretation of policy – Class actions Laridae Communications Inc. v. Co-operators General Insurance Co., [2020] O.J. No. 2124, 2020 ONSC 2198, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, May 8, 2020, A. Pollak J. An unauthorized party accessed documents from a secured section ...

Broker not liable for underinsuring insured’s property

15. September 2020 0
Insurance law – Property insurance – Agents and Brokers – Duties and liabilities of agent – Breach of contract – Failure to obtain reasonable coverage – Practice – Leave to appeal 2049390 Ontario Inc. v. Leung, [2020] O.J. No. 935, 2020 ONCA 164, Ontario Court of Appeal, March 3, 2020, D.H. Doherty, D.M. Brown and ...

Jumping into back of pick-up sufficient to occupy it

10. March 2020 0
Insurance law – Accident and sickness insurance – Priority coverage – Interpretation of policy – Entitlement to benefits – Practice – Appeals – Standard of review Liberty Mutual Insurance v. Intact Insurance, [2019] N.J. No. 392, 2019 NLCA 76, Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal, December 20, 2019, B.G. Welsh, L.R. Hoegg and W.H. Goodridge ...

Insurer pays for insured to dispute scope of proposed repairs

10. March 2020 0
Insurance law – Fire insurance – Extension – Interpretation of policy Be In Christ Church of Canada (c.o.b. Welland Brethren in Christ Church) v. Intact Insurance Co., [2019] O.J. No. 6485, 2019 ONSC 7412, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, December 20, 2019, D.L. Edwards J. A dispute arose following a fire loss. The insurer obtained ...