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Editors: Sudevi Mukherjee‐Gothi and Tracey Hamilton

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Welcome Fall!

Welcome Fall!

  • September 14, 2015
  • Brett Stephenson

Welcome Fall! The OBA Insurance Law Executive is looking forward to another excellent year including a newsletter publication every two months along with several must attend CLE’s commencing on September 28, 2015.

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Message From the Chair

Message From the Chair

  • April 27, 2015
  • Audrey Ramsay

Time to celebrate! No, not just because spring is here but also to come honour our best and brightest, and the work the section has accomplished this year!

Insurance Law
Message from the Editor

Message from the Editor

  • March 23, 2015
  • Brett Stephenson

Spring is upon us! This month's OBA Insurance Law articles feature two excellent articles: “Risky Business – Unregulated Extreme Sports Are On The Rise, Along With Lawsuits” by Patrick Brown and “The Mindful Lawyer” by Catie Fenn. We are also pleased to publish Jason Hickman’s fantastic case comment on Iannarella v. Corbett....

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Risky Business – Unregulated Extreme Sports Are On The Rise, Along With Lawsuits

Risky Business – Unregulated Extreme Sports Are On The Rise, Along With Lawsuits

  • March 23, 2015
  • Patrick Brown

Extreme sports is a growing industry that is profiting from the human desire to experience the adrenaline rush associated with risk-laden activities. Whether it is racing down a ski hill on a mountain bike, falling from a white water raft, or climbing up a rock face, there is an increased appetite for such thrills. As the appetite grows, the number of private “pay to play” facilities looking to profit from the rush are on the rise — along with injuries and lawsuits.

Insurance Law
The Mindful Lawyer

The Mindful Lawyer

  • March 23, 2015
  • Catie Fenn

There have been a myriad of articles published in the past few years that address stress and the havoc it can wreak in every area of our lives. We have heard it all: Stress can make you fat; Stress can kill you; Stress is worse for you than smoking; Stress can make you drink too much; Stress can make you depressed. While stress is an issue that affects everyone in our society, it is particularly pertinent to lawyers because the practice of law is inherently stressful and intense.

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Case Comment: <em>Iannarella v. Corbett</em>

Case Comment: Iannarella v. Corbett

  • March 23, 2015
  • Jason Hickman

On February 17, 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Iannarella v. Corbett, 2015 ONCA 110. This case serves, among other things, as a reminder to defence counsel of the risks associated with not disclosing surveillance.

Insurance Law
Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

  • January 23, 2015
  • Audrey Ramsay

Section Chair Audrey Ramsay reports on the recent activities of the Insurance Law Section and outlines how you can become involved.

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Pierringer Agreement: You May Not Get What You Had Bargained For

Pierringer Agreement: You May Not Get What You Had Bargained For

  • January 20, 2015
  • Steven Canto

One of the best tools in my litigator's toolbox is a Pierringer Agreement. A Pierringer Agreement, sometimes called a "proportionate share settlement agreement", is often used in multi-party litigation when one or more defendants (the "Settling Defendant") resolve their dispute with the Plaintiff(s).

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Current Landscape of Non-Earner Benefits

Current Landscape of Non-Earner Benefits

  • January 20, 2015
  • Michelle Mainprize

The Court of Appeal decision of Galdamez v. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada changed the landscape of weekly benefits claims.

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