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  • Deciphering a Seminal Insurance Coverage Decision

    Blaney McMurtry LLP, Ontario, March 21, 2024 –Loblaw Companies Limited v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, 2024 ONCA 145 Every decade or so, a decision of monumental importance to the coverage bar gets handed to us. In 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada gave us Progressive Homes Ltd. v. Lombard General Insurance Co. of Canada. 2010 SCC 33. Before...
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  • ONCA Upholds $1.5M Punitive Damages Award Against LTD Insurer

    Blaney McMurtry LLP, Ontario, February 20, 2024 –Baker v Blue Cross 2023 ONCA 842: The Ontario Court Appeal upholds $1,500,000 in punitive damages and full indemnity costs due to bad faith handling of LTD claim In its decision in Baker v Blue Cross, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld two awards that sent shockwaves through the insurance industry last year: a $1,500,000...
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  • Handling Claims with Multiple Policies – Webinar Recording

    Blaney McMurtry LLP, CBM LLP, Fillmore Riley LLP, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, November 24, 2023 –Insurers are often confronted with claims involving multiple policies and/or multiple jurisdictions. These claims immediately raise questions about coverage and shared defences. In this webinar, RMC lawyers from Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta review key case law, common claim scenarios and how best insurers should proceed when dealing with multiple policies Part 1 – Multiple Policies...
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  • The Ups & Downs and Ins & Outs of Slip & Fall Claims – YRMC Webinar Recording

    Blaney McMurtry LLP, Cox & Palmer, Lindsay LLP, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, September 28, 2023 –Across the country slip & fall are one of the most common claims made against insured businesses and their insurer. While these claims may seem straight-forward at first, there are many elements to each file that must be considered when evaluating risk and considering settlement potential. In this YRMC webinar for new claims handlers and...
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