Insurer found to have breached duty of utmost good faith by volunteering information from insured’s statement to the police

10. August 2021 0
Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Good faith – Statutory provisions – Damages – Punitive damages – Duties and liabilities of insurer – Actions – Criminal acts Barata v. Intact Insurance Co., [2021] A.J. No. 736, 2021 ABQB 419, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, May 28, 2021, G.S. Dunlop J. The insured sought damages from ...

Subcontractor owes duty to indemnify and defend despite contractor’s obligation to obtain wrap up liability insurance for subcontractors

13. April 2021 0
Insurance law – Liability insurance – Property damage – Wrap up policies – Interpretation of policy – Duty to defend – Construction development Crosslinx Transit Solutions Constructors v. Capital Sewer Serving Inc., [2021] O.J. No. 471, 2021 ONSC 1091, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 2, 2021, M. Koehnen J. The applicant contractor sought an ...

“No good deed goes uncovered”: Insurer ordered to indemnify floor damage caused by application of de-icer to prevent risk of slipping in freezing temperatures

13. April 2021 0
Insurance law – Builder’s risk policy – Subcontractors – Exclusions – Interpretation of policy – Practice – Leave to Appeal Sher-Bett Construction (Manitoba) Inc. v. Co-Operators General Insurance Co., [2021] M.J. No. 35, 2021 MBCA 10, Manitoba Court of Appeal, February 11, 2021, D.M. Cameron, K.I. Simonsen and L.T. Spivak JJ.A. The insured appealed the ...

Insurer who received notice of default judgment against insured nine years after action commenced not required to pay judgment

12. January 2021 0
Ontario Court of Appeal upholds ruling that the plaintiff is not entitled to recover judgment against insurer after notice of action against insured was provided nine years after action was commenced. Insurance law – Actions – Third parties – Relief against forfeiture – Practice – Notice – Leave to appeal Svia Homes Ltd. v. Northbridge ...

Death by drowning precipitated by a cardiac event was excluded from coverage under accidental death insurance policy

12. January 2021 0
A claim for accidental death benefits was dismissed where the insured suffered a cardiac event and ultimately drowned while fishing. Insurance law – Accident and sickness insurance – Benefits – Exclusions – Pre-existing condition – Interpretation of policy Downey v. Scotia Life Insurance Co., [2020] A.J. No. 1118, 2020 ABQB 638, Alberta Court of Queen’s ...

Homeowner insurer under duty to defend insured with road rage

14. January 2020 0
Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Homeowner’s insurance – Exclusions – Duty to defend – Third parties –  Practice – Appeals Pembridge Insurance Co. of Canada v. Chu, [2019] O.J. No. 5769, 2019 ONCA 904, Ontario Court of Appeal, November 15, 2019, J.M. Simmons, G.I. Pardu and I.V.B. Nordheimer JJ.A. The Dominion of Canada General ...