It is appropriate for insurer to seek contribution from other insurers by filing an originating application pursuant to Rule 3.2(1) of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Rules.

Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Corp. v. Intact Insurance Co., [2014] A.J. No. 611, June 10, 2014, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, W.P. Sullivan J.

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This was a summary trial pursuant to s. 530 of the Insurance Act for judgment against the defendant's insurer. The insurer argued the farm policy was void ab initio because of non‑disclosure of a material fact or, in the alternative, the "business pursuits" exclusion clause applied. The Court dismissed the plaintiff's action because the "business pursuits" exclusion excluded coverage. The plaintiff was injured in the course of a horse riding lesson that was a "business pursuit" of the defendant insured.

Burch v. Intact Insurance Co., [2014] A.J. No. 540, May 20, 2014, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, S.J. Greckol J.

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The schedule or list of vehicles required under a fleet policy is not an "amendment" to an insurance policy. Relief from forfeiture relates to a proof of loss and is not an available remedy unless coverage has first been established.

Northbridge General Insurance Corp. v. 943240 Alberta Ltd., [2013] A.J. No. 1453, December 31, 2013, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, J.T. McCarthy J.

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An insurer was granted summary judgment striking a claim commenced by a judgment creditor of the insured as the claim had not been made during the policy period.

Sawyer v. Canadian Lawyers Insurance Assn., [2013] A.J. No. 1143, October 21, 2013, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, Master J.T. Prowse

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An insurer cannot deny coverage on the basis of an insured's failure to notify of a material change in the risk where the insurer has knowledge of the change in the risk, even if the knowledge is imputed to the insurer by way of agency.

Mah v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2013] A.J. No. 1164, October 31, 2013, Alberta Court of Appeal, J.E.L. Cote, J. Watson and B.K. O'Ferrall JJ. A.

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Dispute over the meaning of "making good" faulty workmanship in an exclusion clause of a builders risk policy. The court found the clause was ambiguous and it was construed contra proferentem against the insurers.

Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co., [2013] A.J. No. 1088, October 7, 2013, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, T.D. Clackson J.

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An insured does not "own" a residence if he or she does not have right of alienation to the residence. The plain meaning of where one lives is the answer to the question "Where is your home?".

Carscallen v. Chubb Insurance Co. of Canada, [2013] A.J. No. 780, July 22, 2013, Alberta Court of Appeal, R.L. Berger and P.W.L. Martin JJ.A. and K.M. Horner J. (ad hoc)

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In Alberta there is no right to jury trial where defendant raises equitable defence.

Coulter v. Co-operators Life Insurance Co., [2013] A.J. No. 919, September 6, 2013, Alberta Court of Appeal, J.E.L. Côté, B.K. O'Ferrall and B.L. Veldhuis JJ.A.

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An application for judgment pursuant to a policy of property insurance. The application was denied.

Smith v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. [2013] A.J. No. 690, June 27, 2013, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, J.B. Veit J.

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Commercial general liability insurer found to owe insured, a construction company, a duty to defend it in respect to a claim by a condominium corporation for alleged construction defects.

Canalta Construction Co. Ltd. v. Dominion of Canada General Insurance Co., [2013] A.J. No. 592, June 3, 2013, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, V.O. Ouellette J.

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