Appeal from partial summary judgment in which court made a declaration relating to the interpretation of a section of a banker’s comprehensive liability policy allowed

13. February 2018 0
Insurance law – Liability insurance – Directors and officers liability insurance – Interpretation of policy – Statutory provisions – Practice – Appeals – Summary judgments TD Bank N.A. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, [2017] O.J. No. 6722, 2017 ONCA 1011, Ontario Court of Appeal, December 21, 2017, J.M. Simmons, D.M. Brown and J.M. Fairburn JJ.A. The insurer appealed ...

Insured entitled to indemnity under policy of insurance for theft claim arising out of two accidents in which her motor vehicle was involved and taken without her permission

12. December 2017 0
Insurance law – Automobile insurance – Theft of vehicle – Terms of policy – Rights and duties of insured Boyle v. Insurance Corp. of British Columbia, [2017] B.C.J. No. 1969, 2017 BCSC 1762, British Columbia Supreme Court, October 2, 2017, M.B. Blok J. The insured brought a claim against ICBC for indemnity under her policy of ...

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench finds insurer has duty to defend insured in third party proceedings arising from workplace injury

12. December 2017 0
Insurer found to have duty to defend insured in third party proceedings in which it was alleged the insured had breached its contract with the defendant, the Court finding the plaintiff’s claim against the defendant was in negligence and therefore the third party claim could be established on the grounds of negligence. Insurance law – ...

Insurer found not to have duty to defend based on CGL policy exclusions in an action where insureds allegedly supplied defective grape vines

12. December 2017 0
Insurer found not to have a duty to defend the insureds in an action in which it was alleged they supplied defective grape vines based on three exclusions in a “Business Choice” commercial general liability policy Insurance law – Commercial general liability insurance – Duty to defend – Exclusions – Damages Mori-Vines Inc. v. Northbridge ...

No coverage for additional insured where claim against additional insured did not arise solely out of the operations of the primary insured

12. December 2017 0
Insurance law – Liability insurance – Duty to defend – Additional named insured – Practice – Underlying action Brookfield Johnson Controls Canada LP (c.o.b. Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions) v. Continental Casualty Co., [2017] O.J. No. 5173, 2017 ONSC 5978, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, October 5, 2017, J.E. Ferguson J. The insured sought a declaration ...

ONCA declines to rule on merits of an appeal in light of apparent conflict of interest between insured’s counsel and insured

12. December 2017 0
Ontario Court of Appeal declines to rule on merits of an appeal in light of an apparent conflict of interest between the insured’s counsel and the insured, given the insured’s counsel had brought an appeal of a decision finding there was no coverage under two additional policies of insurance which, if upheld, would likely result ...

Motion dismissed where full factual record is required for proper adjudication

12. September 2017 0
Motion seeking dismissal of a claim against a subcontractor because same losses were claimed in separate claim against builder’s risk insurer dismissed. All-risk insurance – Builder’s risk policy – Breach of contract Freyssinet Canada Ltée v. Dragados Canada Inc., [2017] O.J. No 3509, 2017 ONSC 3914, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, July 5, 2017, E.M. Morgan J. ...

Landlord precluded from claiming against tenant for losses arising from a fire due to covenant to insure in the lease

12. September 2017 0
Plaintiff landlord precluded from claiming against defendant tenant for losses arising from a fire due to a covenant to insure in the lease. Property insurance – Fire insurance – Landlord and tenant – Subrogation Royal Host Limited Partnership (General partner of) v. 1842259 Ontario Ltd., [2017] O.J. No. 3493, 2017 ONSC 3982, Ontario Superior Court of ...

Ontario Court of Appeal rules insurer not required to provide justification for their decision to request an examination under oath

12. September 2017 0
A general statement of the purpose of an examination under oath is sufficient notice under s. 33(2) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule under Ontario’s Insurance Act. Automobile insurance – Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Appeals – Policies and insurance contracts – Rights and duties of insurer – Statutory provisions Aviva Insurance Co. of Canada ...