At our weekly meeting, Athina Ionita discussed the Superior Court’s decision in Gagnon v. Sivasamboo, 2021 ONSC 3853. In this decision, the Court considered whether a plaintiff may maintain an action against a defendant’s insurer for declaratory relief respecting the applicability of a defendant’s insurance policy in the context of motor vehicle accident litigation. Background […]
By Emily Vereshchak In Moore Equipment Ltd. v. Temple Insurance Company, 2021 ONSC 3622, the Court examined an endorsement in a comprehensive general liability insurance policy to determine whether the Applicant was entitled to coverage under the policy as an “Unnamed Insured”. Overview The Applicant, Moore Equipment Ltd. (“Moore”), brought an application seeking a declaration […]
David Rogers’ article, “COVID-19: The Ultimate Business Interrupter”, was published in The Pulse, a magazine of the Ontario Risk and Insurance Management Society. David’s article starts at page 15 of the magazine.
At our weekly meeting today, Angie Bellehumeur discussed the Court of Appeal’s decision in Le Treport Wedding & Convention Centre Ltd. v Co-operators General Insurance Company, 2020 ONCA 487, which involved an insurance coverage dispute. On July 8, 2013, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) experienced the most expensive natural disaster the province has ever seen. […]
An article by David Rogers, entitled “COVID-19: Ultimate business interrupter”, was published in The Lawyer’s Daily this week. David says “it is unlikely that COVID-19-related losses would be covered under the business interruption provisions of most all-risks property policies, which require actual property damage”. However, David also notes that policy wording can be unique, and […]
The Supreme Court of Canada recently denied leave to appeal in an insurance coverage dispute. A building on the plaintiffs’ property was damaged by fire. The plaintiffs’ insurer denied a claim under a homeowner’s policy based on the plaintiffs’ failure to notify of a material change of risk, in particular, the existence of a licensed […]