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Blaney’s appeals: Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries (January 7 - 11, 2019)
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • January 11 2019

In TD General Insurance Company v Intact Insurance Company, the Court examined two insurance policies that had overlapping coverage. The Court


Supreme Court of Canada Revokes an ‘Irrevocable’ Life Insurance Designation for Beneficiary
  • Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Canada
  • January 9 2019

The Supreme Court of Canada extended the circumstances where an irrevocable beneficiary designation made in a life insurance policy can be challenged


Canada year-end review: The top insurance cases of 2018
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2018

When cars are stolen from a hotel parking lot, the hotel’s insurer must pay. That was the ruling handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada in


An Official Exception to Functus Officio: American Arbitrators Can Alter Their Own Ambiguous Awards
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • USA, Canada, Global
  • December 19 2018

On November 28, 2018, in General Re Life Corp. v. Lincoln National Life Insurance, No. 17-2496 (2d Cir. 2018), the U.S. Second Circuit Court of


She paid the insurance premiums for 13 years, but his new spouse got the payout Until the court intervened
  • Torkin Manes LLP
  • Canada
  • December 11 2018

An Ontario woman who paid life insurance premiums for 13 years on a policy on her former husband, only to discover that her ex had made his new


What happens when you pay premiums on your spouse's life insurance and unbeknownst to you he changes the beneficiary designation to someone else?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 26 2018

Michelle and her former husband Lawrence agreed that Michelle pay Lawrence's life insurance premiums and in exchange Michelle would be named as


Keys, Please: The Econolodge Park-and-Fly Conundrum
  • WeirFoulds LLP
  • Canada
  • November 20 2018

On October 19, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in 3091 5177 Québec Inc. (Éconolodge Aéroport) v. Lombard General Insurance Co


No Appeal of the Cardinal Decision: SEF 44 Coverage and Automobile Used Without Consent
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • November 16 2018

On November 15, 2018 the Supreme Court of Canada denied an application for leave to appeal the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Cardinal v


Insurance Issues: Condominium Corporation No 9312374 v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • November 9 2018

The Supreme Court's decision in the Ledcor case (which held that "resultant damage" arising from faulty workmanship is not excluded by the faulty


Insurance Issues: Aviva Insurance Company v. Intact Insurance Company, 2018 ONSC 238
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • November 9 2018

Where an insurer contributes more than its share to a defence and settlement of a claim vis-à-vis other insurers who are involved, it may seek