Negligent unloading of a motor vehicle is covered by an auto insurance policy as it relates to the insured’s use and operation of the vehicle

08. August 2017 0
Negligent unloading of a motor vehicle is covered by an auto insurance policy as it relates to the insured’s use and operation of the vehicle. Automobile insurance; Ownership of vehicle; Duty to defend; Interpretation of policy; Summary judgments Hoang (Litigation guardian of) v. Personal Insurance Co. of Canada, [2017] O.J. No. 3061, 2017 ONSC 3649, ...

Insured entitled to coverage under Alberta Standard Automobile Policy following accident involving an unidentified vehicle

Insured entitled to coverage under Alberta Standard Automobile Policy SPF #1 – SEF No. 44 Family Protection Endorsement following accident involving an unidentified vehicle. Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Unidentified motorist – Interpretation of policy; Practice – Summary judgment vs. trial Funk v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2017] A.J. No. 468, 2017 ABQB 308, Alberta Court of ...

Court not required to determine the threshold issue where there has been no award for health care costs or non-pecuniary loss

Court not required to determine whether plaintiff’s injuries meet prescribed threshold for non-pecuniary general damages and health care costs under s. 267.5(15) of the Insurance Act if amount awarded for pain and suffering is zero. Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Statutory provisions – Non-pecuniary damages – Threshold requirement; Damages; Actions Grajqevci v. Rustaie, [2017] O.J. No. ...

Use of non-compliant excluded driver form did not void endorsement in insurance coverage dispute

Use of an endorsement form not approved under s. 227(1) of the Insurance Act does not necessarily invalidate an agreement between the parties about exclusion from insurance coverage. Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Exclusions – Uninsured motorist – Duty to defend – Statutory provisions; Appeals Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Co. of Canada v. Intact Insurance ...

Insured not entitled to long-term disability benefits under an insurance policy held by former employer

The plaintiff was not entitled to long-term disability benefits under an insurance policy held by his former employer because the plaintiff did not make his claim until after his employment ceased. MacIvor v. Pitney Bowes Inc., [2017] O.J. No. 1161, 2017 ONSC 1550, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, March 7, 2017, A. Pollak J. On April 16, 2005, the plaintiff ...

Stolen ATV covered for SABS benefits under umbrella policy of priority insurer

An insurer who acquired ownership of a stolen ATV was obliged to provide statutory accident benefits under the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule to an infant injured while riding the ATV two days after the insurer had acquired ownership. Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Statutory Accident Benefits – Commercial general liability insurance – Umbrella ...

Summary judgment not appropriate for dispute regarding proof of loss in fire policy claim when credibility issues require a full trial to explore

18. April 2017 0
Summary judgment not appropriate for dispute regarding proof of loss when there are credibility issues requiring a full trial to explore. Insurance law – Property insurance – Proof of loss; Practice – Summary judgments; Evidence – Legal vs. evidentiary burden Gebara v. Economical Insurance Group, [2017] O.J. No. 458, 2017 ONSC 801, Ontario Superior Court ...

Ontario court finds loss transfer provisions apply to vehicles in motion even if chain reaction collision involves a vehicle not in motion

18. April 2017 0
Loss transfer provisions of the Fault Determination Rules apply to vehicles in motion even if the collision involves a vehicle that was not in motion. Insurance law – Automobile insurance – No-fault accident benefits – Loss transfer provision – Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule; Practice – Leave to appeal; Arbitration – Enforcement of award Kingsway General ...

Punitive damages awarded against insurer for failure to pay fire coverage property claim in timely fashion

18. April 2017 0
Punitive damages awarded against insurer for failure to pay property claim in timely fashion. Insurance law – Property insurance – Business interruption – Loss of profits; Policies and insurance contracts – Breach of policy – Good faith, breach of; Duties and liabilities of insurer – Delay; Damages – Income loss – Punitive damages J.I.L.M. Enterprises ...