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  • Actual cash value: Included or excluded?

    Stein Monast, Quebec, March 21, 2024 –In 2005, the plaintiffs purchased a commercial building built in 1965 and carried out extensive renovations. In 2014, a fire gutted the building, which had been insured by the defendant. In the end, the plaintiffs decided not to rebuild. The defendant agreed to compensate them in the amount of $726,709.22, i.e., a sum equivalent to...
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  • Atlantic Canada Case Law Update

    Cox & Palmer, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, February 21, 2024 –Cox & Palmer’ Regional Insurance Group is pleased to provide the 2023 Case Law Update, covering developments and key decisions in Atlantic Canada from the last year. Cases covered are: New Brunswick Martin et al v. Estate of Pierette Landry and Pembridge Insurance Co., 2023 NBKB 32 Mirrer Hall Investments Inc. et al. v. The...
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  • Questioning of Government Ministers Denied in Court of Appeal Win for CBM

    CBM LLP, Alberta, February 21, 2024 –In Forsyth v LC, 2024 ABCA 14, CBM Lawyers’ Damian Shepherd successful represented two former government Ministers in their appeal of a lower court ruling requiring them to attend Questioning in a class action. The action was tort litigation against the Crown. Read More
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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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