Getting Schooled

Canadian Underwriter | October 2012

Posted October 1, 2012
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An Ontario court recently ruled that insurers owe a duty of care to their customers since customers would reasonably be expected to rely on information communicated to them by their insurer.

The issue of optional auto insurance benefits under Ontario’s revised Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) is front and centre in the 2012 decision, Zefferino v. Meloche Monnex¬†Insurance Company.

Legislative amendments adopted by the Ontario government for individuals injured in car accidents on or after September 1, 2010, resulted in significant reductions to accident benefits to which those individuals are entitled.

Read full article: Getting Schooled by Carr Hatch.

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