Summary Judgment Motions: Watch Your Step

The Plaintiff’s claim in Walsh v. Papadopoulos arose as a result of a fall that occurred on the basement stairway of a home owned by the Defendant, Antonio Pirone. Two days before the fall, the Plaintiff and her sister, the Defendant, Easter Papadopoulos, had been at...

Jump, Jump – Just not off concrete walls!

The recent Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta appeal decision in Hache v. Western Edmonton Mall Property Inc. sheds some light on occupiers’ liability claims in Ontario. The Plaintiff brought a claim against West Edmonton Mall following an injury in a parking garage....

Who am I? The Case of the Named Insured and the Owner

What happens when an auto insurer sends a policy termination notice to the named insured, but the named insured does not own the vehicle insured under the policy? In Ontario (Minister of Finance) v. Traders General Insurance Co. (c.o.b. Aviva Traders) an individual...

ONCA Sides with Lessor in Coverage Dispute

What happens when a Certificate of Automobile Insurance specifies that the policy includes coverages under certain endorsements, when those endorsements never make it onto the policy? The Certificate and OPCF Endorsements Ontario’s standard automobile policy (OAP1)...

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