Category Archives: Insurance Law

The Availability of Relief from Forfeiture for Non-Payment of a Life Insurance Premium

Case considered: Community Credit Union Ltd. v. Transamerica Life Canada, 2009 ABQB 704 PDF version:   The Availability of Relief from Forfeiture for Non-Payment of a Life Insurance Premium This is a well-researched and clearly written decision by Justice Keith Yamauchi on an … Continue reading

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Supreme Court denies equality claimants leave to appeal insurance cap

Case considered: Morrow v. Zhang, 2009 ABCA 215, leave to appeal dismissed by S.C.C. December 17, 2009 PDF version:  Supreme Court denies equality claimants leave to appeal insurance cap The Supreme Court has denied Peari Morrow and Brea Pederson leave … Continue reading

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Umpires: Qualifications, etc.

Cases Considered: Matti v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, 2009 ABQB 451 PDF version:  Umpires: Qualifications, etc. This is a post about insurance, not baseball. Umpires decide certain types of financial disputes between property owners and insurance companies in particular circumstances. Insurance … Continue reading

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More Questions about the Decision to Reinstate the Cap on Damages for Soft Tissue Injuries

Case considered: Morrow v. Zhang, 2009 ABCA 215, overturning 2008 ABQB 98 PDF version: More Questions about the Decision to Reinstate the Cap on Damages for Soft Tissue Injuries In her post critiquing the Alberta Court of Appeal decision in … Continue reading

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Some Questions about the Decision to Reinstate the Cap on Damages for Soft Tissue Injuries

Case considered: Morrow v. Zhang, 2009 ABCA 215, overturning 2008 ABQB 98 PDF version: Some Questions about the Decision to Reinstate the Cap on Damages for Soft Tissue Injuries Last February, Associate Chief Justice Neil Wittmann of the Alberta Court of Queen’s … Continue reading

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Another stay of judgment denied in the challenge to Alberta’s cap on damages for soft tissue injuries

Cases Considered:  Morrow v. Insurance Bureau of Canada, 2008 ABCA 248 PDF Version: Another stay of judgment denied in the challenge to Alberta’s cap on damages for soft tissue injuries The latest judgment in the constitutional challenge to Alberta’s $4,000 … Continue reading

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Not on Their Backs: Cap on Damages for Soft Tissue Injuries Struck Down; Court Denies Stay of Remedy Pending Appeal

Cases Considered: Morrow v. Zhang, 2008 ABQB 125, Morrow v. Zhang and Pedersen v. Thournout, 2008 ABQB 98 PDF Version: Not on Their Backs: Cap on Damages for Soft Tissue Injuries Struck Down; Court Denies Stay of Remedy Pending Appeal … Continue reading

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