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  • The Altima-te Price For A Privacy Breach

    As one of the largest industries in the country, it is not surprising that the automotive industry is the frequent target for cyber and privacy breaches. Automotive manufacturers and dealerships collect and handle an exorbitant amount of data about its customers. For instance, when purchasing or lea … Read more »

  • The Latest Word on Prejudgment Interest

    Overview This is an appeal by the Basilian Fathers of Toronto of a jury verdict and an order for prejudgment interest.  The Basilians claim the jury instruction on how to assess damages for past income loss was wrong, the punitive damages award was excessive, and prejudgment interest ought not to ha … Read more »

  • Another Privacy Class Action Settlement

    The Personal Insurance has settled the class action commenced against it as a result of its use of credit scores in investigating accident benefit claims, by paying $2,250,000.00. The decision approving the settlement is interesting for its discussion of whether a class action can be commenced in th … Read more »

  • Burden of Proof vs. Fraud: Back to Basics

    In January 2019, I blogged about the summary judgment decision of Demetriou v. AIG Insurance Co. of Canada, which arose as a result of an alleged theft of an expensive ring. At that time, I noted that the motions judge focused on fraud and the decision was silent on whether or not, on a balance of p … Read more »

  • SABS Priority Disputes 101: Reflection on Deflection

    In our first article in the Priority Dispute Series, I provided an overview of Ontario’s accident benefit priority dispute scheme and the process necessary to pursue and dispute priority. To recap: The priority pecking order is found in subsections 268 (2) to (5.2) of the Insurance Act. All priority … Read more »