Insurance coverage for a rainy day

13. October 2020 0
Coverage granted under a flood endorsement in an all risks policy for entry of water due to heavy rainfall Insurance law – All-risk insurance – Exclusions – Interpretation of policy – Business interruption – Damages – Economic loss – Practice – Leave to appeal – Insured – Rights, duties and liabilities Le Treport Wedding & ...

Policy interpretation drives the bus

13. October 2020 0
Coverage granted under commercial automobile policy for bus involved in an accident the day after acquisition Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Ownership of vehicle – Material change in risk – Interpretation of policy – Duty to defend – Insurer – Rights, duties and liabilities PK Construction Ltd. v. Aviva Insurance, [2020] N.S.J. No. 252, ...

Errors and omissions policy omits contractual liability

14. July 2020 0
Insurance law – Errors and omissions policies – Duty to defend – Exclusions – Breach of contract – Arbitration Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. v. XL Specialty Insurance Co., [2020] O.J. No. 1252, 2020 ONSC 1502, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, March 9, 2020, M. Koehnen J. The insured sought a declaration that the insurer ...

Inspect your contracts: limitation of liability upheld

14. July 2020 0
Insurance law – Liability insurance – Limitation of actions – Practice – Summary judgments – Appeals Ferrer v. Janik, [2020] B.C.J. No. 370, 2020 BCCA 83, British Columbia Court of Appeal, March 5, 2020, H. Groberman, A.W. MacKenzie, S. Stromberg-Stein JJ.A. The appellant plaintiffs discovered water leaking into their house two months after purchasing their ...

A family makes a house a household

10. February 2020 0
A home owner was not covered by her homeowner’s insurance policy for a claim for damages arising from her daughter’s personal injuries after a fall at the home. Insurance law – Homeowner’s insurance – Members of a household – Residence employee – Tenant – Exclusions – Interpretation of policy – Practice – Appeals Traders General Insurance ...

No priority of coverage if there is no coverage

10. February 2020 0
A rental car insurer was the first loss insurer despite the rental car driver being a listed driver, but not a named insured, under a separate standard Ontario Automobile Policy for two other vehicles. Insurance law – Automobile insurance – First party insured – Named insured, definition – Lessors and lesses – Third parties – ...

Drinking, driving, and coverage do not mix

10. February 2020 0
The insured driver was intoxicated by alcohol to the point where she was incapable of proper control of her vehicle, thus breaching a condition of her insurance policy. Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Breach of policy – Impaired driver – Care, custody, or control of motor vehicle – Third parties Derkson v. Insurance Corp. ...