Insureds entitled to benefit of previous life insurance policy where subsequent replacement policy voided for misrepresentation

12. February 2019 0
Insurance law – Life insurance – Misrepresentation in obtaining insurance – Third parties – Practice – Summary judgments Moss v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, [2018] A.J. No. 1383, 2018 ABQB 953, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, November 22, 2018, G.S. Dunlop J. The insureds brought a summary trial application seeking a declaration as ...

A sandbar is not a highway

12. February 2019 0
Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Unidentified motorist – Statutory provisions – Practice – Appeals – Summary judgments Adam v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia, [2018] B.C.J. No. 6943, 2018 BCCA 482, British Columbia Court of Appeal, December 20, 2018, S.D. Frankel, K.C. Mackenzie and D.C. Harris JJ.A. The British Columbia Court of Appeal heard ...

Ontario Court of Appeal allows appeal of order dismissing representative plaintiffs’ certification motion in proposed class action lawsuit in respect to sale of life insurance policies

13. November 2018 0
Insurance law – Life insurance – Misrepresentation – Interpretation of policy – Class actions – Certification – Limitation periods – Practice – Summary judgments – Appeals Fehr v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, [2018] O.J. No. 4513, 2018 ONCA 718, Ontario Court of Appeal, September 5, 2018, G.R. Strathy C.J.O., C.W. Hourigan and B. ...

Insurer of vehicle involved in motor vehicle accident in Nunavut required to pay Ontario statutory accident benefits to occupant of vehicle insured in Ontario

13. November 2018 0
Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Appeals – Priority coverage – Interprovincial issues – Statutory obligations – Arbitration Travelers Insurance Co. v. CAA Insurance Co., [2018] O.J. No. 4681, 2018 ONSC 3911, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, September 13, 2018., A. Pollak J. Travelers appealed a decision of a private arbitrator who determined that Travelers ...

Insured’s application for declaration of coverage under homeowner’s policy not suitable for determination under summary trial rule

13. November 2018 0
Insurance law – Homeowner’s insurance – Coverage – Exclusions – Water damage – Practice – Summary judgment vs. trial Cotter v. Dominion of Canada General Insurance Co., [2018] B.C.J. No. 3136, 2018 BCSC 1527, British Columbia Supreme Court, September 5, 2018, D.C. MacDonald J. The insured brought an application for a declaration that he was ...

No reversible error found in motion judge’s refusal to dismiss bad faith claim against insurer on summary judgment application

14. August 2018 0
Insurance law – Bad faith – Rights and duties of insurer – Practice – Summary judgment – Settlement 3746292 Manitoba Ltd. v. Intact Insurance Co., [2018] M.J. No. 128, 2018 MBCA 59, Manitoba Court of Appeal, May 17, 2018, B.M. Hamilton, C.J. Mainella and J.A. Pfuetzner JJ.A. The Manitoba Court of Appeal heard an appeal ...

Physical contact with unidentified vehicle required for coverage under SEF No. 44 Endorsement in Alberta

14. August 2018 0
Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Unidentified motorist – Interpretation of policy – Appeals Funk v Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2018] A.J. No. 669, 2018 ABCA 200, Alberta Court of Appeal, May 25, 2018, R.L Berger, F.F. Slatter and P.A. Rowbotham JJ.A. The Alberta Court of Appeal considered whether the SEF No. 44 Endorsement on a ...

Landlord’s insurer entitled to subrogate against tenant notwithstanding language of lease that gave tenant benefit of landlord’s insurance where lease included exception for damage caused by tenant’s negligence

14. August 2018 0
Insurance law – Property insurance – Subrogation – Fire – Landlord and tenant – Commercial tenancy – Leases, share of insurance cost – Appeals – Special case Royal Host Limited Partnership v. 1842259 Ontario Ltd., [2018] O.J. No. 2643, 2018 ONCA 467, Ontario Court of Appeal, May 18, 2018, A. Hoy A.C.J.O., R.G. Juriansz and ...