Defendant certified financial planner was not covered under a general liability policy in respect to a claim arising from the plaintiffs’ investment in a specific project, which turned out to be a fraudulent scheme. Yanaky v. Arch Insurance (Canada),  O.J. No. 3951, August 27, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, S.E. Firestone J.
Award of punitive damages upheld but award of mental distress damages was reduced on appeal from judgment against insurer for failure to pay disability benefits. Fernandes v. Penncorp Life Insurance Co.,  O.J. No. 4039, September 2, 2014, Ontario Court of Appeal, R.B. Juriansz, S.E. Pepall and K.M. van Rensburg JJ.A.
The existance of subrogated action in insured’s name in Alberta for property damage was not a bar to insured’s claim for personal injuries in Ontario. Kelly v. Horn,  O.J. No. 2872, June 16, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, F.N. Marrocco A.C.J.S.C.J., A.C.R. Whitten and Thomas JJ.
Ontario court did not have jurisdiction to hear a claim brought by a plaintiff who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Alberta, notwithstanding that one of the defendants was her insurer who issued a policy to her in Ontario. Tamminga v. Tamminga,  O.J. No. 2915, June 18, 2014, Ontario Court of Appeal, ...
Absolute pollution exclusion in commercial general liability policy precluded coverage for a claim arising from a spill of home heating oil. Breton Petroleum Ltd. v. Aviva Insurance Co. of Canada,  N.S.J. No. 298, June 16, 2014, Nova Scotia Supreme Court, K. Coady J.
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.,  A.J. No. 611, June 10, 2014, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, W.P. Sullivan J.
Insured found to have made material misrepresentations during his application for a life and disability policy. Linden Estate v. CUMIS Life Insurance Co.,  N.S.J. No. 153, April 4, 2014, Nova Scotia Supreme Court, D. Boudreau J.
Insurer’s notice of termination of benefits under Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule was not properly given because procedure requirements not followed. Roger v. Personal Insurance Co. of Canada,  O.J. No. 1575, April 1, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, C.D. Aitken J.
Pollution exclusion in homeowner’s policy may not apply to circumstances where sound insulation releases noxious gas that renders the home uninhabitable. Robinson v. Primmum Insurance Co.,  O.J. No. 487, January 31, 2014, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, A.D. Grace J.