Settlement Practices, Communication with Insureds, and Policy Language Affected
Category: Legal Issues
In litigation, policyholders seeking coverage from insurers increasingly demand that the insurers disclose their communications with reinsurers. Nevertheless, this threat to confidentiality can be managed once the threat is identified, assessed and controlled
This means that on prosecution, the crown does not need to prove that the accused formed the mental intent to disobey the sign and that the accused may raise the defence of having taken all reasonable care to comply to escape liability.
In the course of trial the Court was asked to address if opinion evidence relating to the Plaintiff’s potential trajectory in the boxing world was admissible from lay witnesses. Mr. Justice Greyell agreed that it could and provided the following reasons addressing this topic:
“There’s some pretty extreme acts of vandalism and we want to ensure those costs aren’t passed on to the customers,” he said.
The man was not injured, but was handed a number of charges including impaired driving and operating a vehicle with no diver’s license and insurance.
“It definitely has ramifications from a privacy point of view because it’s a new technology that will involve the collection of new personal information that, up until now, hasn’t been done,” said lawyer Kris Klein, an expert in privacy law.
When the Regulations are in force, Manitoba will be the third Canadian province, following Alberta and Saskatchewan, to implement an ISI or restricted licence regime
In this week’s case (Dunn v. Lyon) the Plaintiff was injured in a motorcycle collision in 2008
Plaintiff entered an intersection on a green light. At the same time the Defendant officer, who was responding to a call of a man with a knife threatening a child, ran a red light while responding to the call.
Newfoundland Court of Appeal has issued another reminder to the insurance industry that the “plain English” use of words like “you” and “your” can lead to ambiguity and a duty to defend where none might have been expected.
Today’s guest post comes from B.C. injury claims lawyer Erik Magraken Reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Nanaimo Registry, addressing the adequacy of a warning sign in an occupier’s liability lawsuit. In last week’s case (Simmons v. Yeager Properties Inc.) the Defendant owned a bakery in Chemainus, BC. Outside [...]
Many insurers will be spending the balance of 2013 preparing, among other things, a risk appetite framework and new mandates for the board or risk committee.
Personal Bankruptcy Rates Drop In BC As Consumer Proposals Continue As the Preferred Debt Settlement Option
While bankruptcies continue to drop, the increase in consumer proposal rates indicate that consumer indebtedness is still very much a problem in the province, but that consumers are beginning to act on their debts sooner.