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Seasonal Worker Did Not Qualify as “Employed” for Purposes of Loss of Income Payments under Automobile Insurance Policy

Veronica H. Medon
May 2019 Cox & Palmer, Newfoundland & Labrador

In Temple v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada,1 the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador determined that the plaintiff, a seasonal worker, was not employed at the date of the motor vehicle accident. As a result, he did not qualify for loss of income payments under Section B of Newfoundland and Labrador’s standard automobile insurance policy. In its decision, the court clarified the test for determining when a seasonal worker meets the policy’s condition of being employed.

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