Plaintiff in a motor vehicle accident who aggravated pre-existing injuries did not suffer a “permanent serious impairment of an important bodily function”

09. April 2019 0
Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Permanent impairment – definition – Statutory provisions Mann v. Jeffersen, [2019] O.J. No. 1073, 2019 ONSC 1107, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 19, 2019, J.K. Trimble J. The defendants in a motor vehicle action sought an order that the plaintiff had not proven he suffered a “permanent serious ...

Insurer had no direct entitlement to the proceeds of an After the Event policy insuring against the risk of legal costs and disbursements

09. April 2019 0
Insurance law – Costs – Duties and liabilities of insurer Peter B. Cozzi Professional Corp. v. Szot, [2019] O.J. No. 921, 2019 ONSC 1274, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 22, 2019, S. Nishikawa J. The applicant lawyer sought a declaration that proceeds of an After the Event (ATE) policy were the property of the plaintiff ...

Applicant insurer was not estopped from litigating coverage by a prior holding on the respondent insurer’s duty to defend

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Insurance law – Commercial general liability insurance – Homeowner’s insurance – Duty to defend – Excess liability – Estoppel Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Co. v. Intact Financial Corp., [2019] O.J. No. 969, 2019 ONSC 1339, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 26, 2019, E.M. Morgan J. The applicant insurer sought an order requiring the ...

Insured’s claim under a motor vehicle insurance policy was dismissed as there was no evidence the accident was caused by an unidentified driver

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Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Unidentified motorist – Practice – Summary judgments Passarelli v. Personal Insurance Co., [2019] O.J. No. 1075, 2019 ONSC 1408, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, February 28, 2019, E.M. Morgan J. The insurer applied for summary judgment on the basis there was no evidence for the insured’s claim under the ...

Marijuana grow operation was a material change of risk that entitled the insurer to void the insured’s home insurance policy after a fire

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Insurance law – Homeowner’s insurance – Void policy – Material change in risk – Misrepresentation in obtaining insurance – Statutory provisions Schellenberg v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2019] B.C.J. No. 221, 2019 BCSC 196, British Columbia Supreme Court, February 19, 2019, M.L. Fleming J. The insurer voided the insureds’ homeowner policy after a fire for ...

Automobile insurer’s denial of coverage on the basis that the insured failed to attend a medical examination was upheld on appeal

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Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Independent medical examination – Terms of policy – Breach of policy – Practice – Leave to appeal Greenidge v. Allstate Insurance Co., [2019] A.J. No. 151, 2019 ABCA 52, Alberta Court of Appeal, February 8, 2019, P.T. Costigan, F.L. Schutz and M.G. Crighton JJ.A. The insured appealed the lower ...

The insurer was not obliged to defend and indemnify the adult child of the named insured because the adult child was not a member of the insured’s household

Insurance law – Homeowner’s insurance – Duty to defend – Members of a household – Interpretation of policy – Practice – Appeal Ferro v. Weiner Estate, [2019] O.J. No. 386, 2019 ONCA 55, Ontario Court of Appeal, January 28, 2019, C.W. Hourigan, B. Miller and G.T. Trotter JJ.A. The insurer appealed a summary trial decision ...