Category Archive for: Insurance

Insurer to pay $180G medical tab after exclusion read narrowly

A judge’s order that an insurance company pick up the $180,000 tab for a man’s foreign medical costs shows courts’ willingness to read exclusionary clauses narrowly.

Diagnosed Illness Not Needed For Mental Injury Damages

A Supreme Court of Canada judgment changes the conventional legal wisdom around the availability of damages for mental injuries, says Vancouver insurance lawyer Sean Lerner.

Delayed Payment Costs Insurer

An Ontario case shows the danger to insurers for delaying payment of claims involving suspicious circumstances, says Vancouver insurance lawyer Sean Lerner.  

‘Aggressive’ to use insurance clause to deny rental car coverage

Using an insurance clause to request that a customer pay thousands of dollars to a rental company for failing to report minor damage to the police is an aggressive way to try to deny coverage, Vancouver insurance lawyer Sean Lerner tells CTV News Vancouver.

Costs Award Against Insurance Company

A Supreme Court of British Columbia award of full costs against an insurance company which refused coverage is a stride forward for policyholders and access to justice, says Vancouver insurance lawyer.

Insurance Dispute Headed to the BC Court of Appeal

Vancouver insurance and personal injury lawyer Sean Lerner says a case heading to the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) in the new year could have big implications for parents whose children are involved in civil claims.

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