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Drunk Driving Can Mean No Insurance Coverage > But Your Insurance Company Must Deny You in a Timely Fashion

Case Comment – Logel Estate v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (2009 Ontario Court of Appeal) upholding Buck v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (2008 Ontario Superior Court)

Being in a car accident, while driving under the influence of alcohol, can lead to a denial of your insurance policy coverage.  The other party may still sue you and have access to the statutory minimum of $200,000 in coverage, but you (as the drunk driver) may not have any protection from your insurance policy.… Continue Reading

Please Pay My Lawyer’s Bill > Appeal Court Upholds Ruling Against Insurance Company

Case Comment – Economical Insurance Group v. Fleming (2009 Ontario Court of Appeal)



The 12 year old friend of your child is seriously hurt while visiting your cottage.  You tell your insurance company.  A lawsuit is started and your insurance company agrees to respond to the claim.  Then your insurer refuses to defend you.  Now what?


In Economical Insurance Group v. Fleming (2008 Ontario Superior Court of Justice), the owners of the cottage brought a court motion against their insurance company, seeking protection of their insurance policy. … Continue Reading

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