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December 19, 2019

Clarity in Claims against Adjusters in their Personal Capacity

A recent decision of Justice Perell (Burns v. RBC Life Insurance Co., 2019 ONSC 6977) provides some welcome clarity on the issues of whether insurance adjusters owe a duty of good faith to an insured independent of any duty owed by the insurer and the personal liability of insurance adjusters.  Although claims of this nature have diminished markedly in recent times, they remain a concern and a vexing issue for claims adjusters (and the insurers who employ them).
 
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How does Canada’s justice system fare on a global scale?

Comparing justice systems in different countries is understandably difficult, but it’s something that the World Justice Project has tried to do for the past decade, through its annual Rule of Law Index. ARAG CEO Jo-Anne MacDonald takes a closer look at this year’s report to see how Canada fares.
 
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Applicant determined to be CAT impaired on basis of Marked impairment – Applicant vs. Toronto Transit Commission, 2019 CanLII 101715 ON LAT -009821/AABS

The Applicant was struck by a streetcar while crossing the street as a pedestrian sustaining physical injuries. The Applicant also made claims for psychological, emotional and behavioural impairments which have resulted in concentration issues, irritability, anxiety, stress, depression, sleep issues, headaches and suicidal ideations since. He argues that he is now CAT impaired. ON this basis he sought benefits from the TTC pursuant to the Schedule.
 
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How profitable have Canadian P&C insurers been so far this year?

Canada’s property and casualty insurers posted moderate profitability in the first nine months of 2019, but poor underwriting results and high loss ratios linger, notes an executive from the Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC).
 
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2020 Budget consultations

We are listening to the people of Ontario as we prepare the 2020 Ontario Budget.
We want your input on how the government can improve quality of life for people across the province, while also attracting business investment, creating jobs and improving critical public services such as healthcare and education.
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Cannabis and driving study casts doubt on zero-tolerance limits for THC

People using a driving simulator showed no signs of impairment a day after they smoked cannabis, though they still tested positive for THC, its main psychoactive component, a recently-published paper says.
 
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The family behind OxyContin pocketed $10.7 billion from Purdue Pharma. Meet the Sacklers, who built their $13 billion fortune off the controversial opioid.

The pharmaceutical company behind OxyContin spent the past decade in crisis as lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis piled up, but the billionaire family that owns it only got richer.
 
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LifeLabs hack: What Canadians need to know about the health data breach

A data breach at LifeLabs, potentially affecting up to 15 million Canadians, was revealed Tuesday.
The company, which performs medical lab tests, apologized for the security breach in a statement, adding that it was first discovered several weeks ago.
 

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