LTD plan administrator liable for breach of duty of good faith and aggravated damages: Court makes highest award to date for aggravated damages in this context ($50,000)

10. December 2019 0
The insured was awarded significant aggravated damages as well as substantial punitive damages because of an egregious breach of the duty of good faith by his disability plan’s administrator. Insurance law – Disability insurance – Long-term disability – Jurisdiction of court – Breach of policy – Bad faith – Damages – Aggravated damages – Punitive ...

Rental Car Company Beware: Can You Sue on your Rental Agreement?

12. November 2019 0
A car rental company’s claim against its renter offended the statutory prohibition against suing anyone other than one’s own insurer for damage to an insured car. Insurance law – Automobile insurance – First party insured – Statutory provisions – Practice – Appeals Quality Car Rentals Inc. v. Sedaghat, [2019] O.J. No. 4728, 2019 ONSC 5431, ...

Actions against insurers for bad faith handling of SABs claims are exclusively within the jurisdiction of the LAT

10. September 2019 0
The insured’s action against her insurer for bad faith handling of her SABs claim is barred by the dispute resolution provisions of section 280 of the Insurance Act. Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Statutory provisions – Bad faith – Damages – Punitive damages – Aggravated damages – Actions – Appeals Stegenga v. Economical Mutual Insurance Co., [2019] ...