In BC no-fault Part 7 benefits are distinct from compensation awarded on the basis of fault or liability in tort

10. January 2017 0
Part 7 benefits under the Insurance (Motor Vehicle) Act and its Regulations are not compensation from a person whose acts have caused or are alleged to have caused disability. Brugger v. IWA – Forest Industry Long Term Disability Plan (Trustees of), [2016] B.C.J. No. 2353, 2016 BCCA 445, British Columbia Court of Appeal, November 15, 2016, M.E. Saunders, H. ...

Court finds mortgagor had enforceable rights in administration of fire insurance policy

10. January 2017 0
Mortgagor found to have enforceable rights in policy of fire insurance taken out for benefit of mortgagee. Wilson v. Scotia Mortgage Corp., [2016] O.J. No. 5817, 2016 ONSC 7000, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, November 14, 2016, S.F. Dunphy J. A dispute arose between a mortgagor and a mortgagee.  Following the dispute, the mortgagee placed a policy of fire insurance ...

Consultant does not owe duty to the plaintiffs who are adverse in interest to the insurer

10. January 2017 0
Consultant retained by insurance adjuster’s firm did not owe a duty of care to the insured. 3746292 Manitoba Ltd. v. Intact Insurance Co., [2016] M.J. No. 315, 2016 MBQB 210, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, November 7, 2016, R.A. Dewar J. An insured and an insurer reached a settlement following a fire loss.  After settlement the insured brought a claim ...

Insured’s claim that he was deprived of his mother’s care, guidance, and companionship due to insurer’s mishandling of claim was allowed to proceed

08. November 2016 0
Action against insurer based on alleged mishandling of insured’s mother’s accident benefit claim allowed to proceed as not plain and obvious it was certain to fail. Watkins v. Western Assurance Co., [2016] O.J. No. 4548, 2016 ONSC 2574, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, August 31, 2016, C.D. Braid J. The insured’s mother was involved in ...

Faulty workmanship exclusion does not encompass resulting damage

08. November 2016 0
Faulty workmanship exclusion in builder’s risk policy excludes only the actual cost of redoing the faulty work. Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co., [2016] S.C.J. No. 37, 2016 SCC 37, Supreme Court of Canada, September 15, 2016, McLachlin C.J. and Abella, Cromwell, Moldaver, Karakatsanis, Wagner, Gascon, Côté and Brown JJ. The insureds were ...

The insurer agreed to indemnify Ontario lawyers acting for transferees and chargees from and against any claims arising under a title insurance policy

18. August 2016 0
Title insurance provider was required to indemnify a lawyer for costs in defending a claim arising under title insurance policy pursuant to indemnity obligation set out in correspondence with Law Society of Upper Canada. Small v. Chicago Title Insurance Co., [2016] O.J. No. 3131, 2016 ONSC 3876, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, June 15, 2016, R.A. Lococo J. The insureds ...

Liability for damage to vehicles during Stanley Cup riot was not joint and several

18. August 2016 0
Participants in Stanley Cup Riot were not jointly and severally responsible for all the damage caused to vehicles insured by ICBC during the riot. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia v. Alexander, [2016] B.C.J. No. 1252, 2016 BCSC 1108, British Columbia Supreme Court, June 16, 2016, E.M. Myers J. The Insurance Corp. of British Columbia (“ICBC”) brought an action against multiple ...