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Recent developments: disability insurance policies & limitation periods in Nova Scotia
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • December 17 2014

Two recent Nova Scotia decisions have clarified the issue of limitation periods in disability insurance policies and "rolling" limitation periods


Summary of Société Financière Manuvie v. Dominic D’Alessandro and Others
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 23 2014

The appellant Manulife appealed against an interlocutory judgment rendered on May 7, 2014 by the Superior Court, District of Quebec (Justice Alicia


Dustbane Products Limited v. Gifford Associates Insurance Brokers Inc.
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2015

An insured was advised by its broker that the broker had arranged for the excess insurer to provide umbrella insurance coverage for the insured's


ResQ Auto Glass Inc. v. Co-operators General Insurance Co.
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2015

Motion for summary judgement brought against the insurer by a plaintiff who claimed to be an assignee of the insured's automobile policy. The action


Heffernan Estate v. Lloyd's Canada
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2015

The insured, who had blood alcohol limit three times the legal limit, was killed in a motor boat accident which also injured the passenger. The


Motion for reconsideration dismissed - 4 December 2014
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 4 2014

The applicants, as insured from the parapublic sector who became disabled in 1996 and 1997, respectively, represent two groups totalling just over 1


Duty of loyalty owed by defence counsel, even with reservation of rights
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • February 3 2015

On February 6, 2015, three motorcycle drivers were racing. One of the drivers, Mr. Werkman, lost control and struck a car seriously injuring the


Hollowcore Inc. v. Visocchi
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • January 27 2015

Third party insurers were required to indemnify defendant engineering firm and principal of defendant firm for that portion of the plaintiff's


The Québec Court of Appeal rules that information exchanged between financial institutions and the OSFI can be disclosed to a plaintiff in a litigious context
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 3 2015

The Québec Court of Appeal, in a recent 2-to-1 decision, has upheld a judgement from the Superior Court forcing Manulife Financial to disclose


Tucker v. Unknown Person; Tucker v. AXA General Insurance
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • June 16 2015

The contractual limitation period for an insured to sue on a breach of the insurance policy, which provided coverage for damages involving an