Insurance rates will rise in Canada this year unless catastrophe losses are lower than normal, a speaker suggested to industry professionals Tuesday. “I do expect that as this year unfolds, unless we have a very benign 2018, we do expect there will be some rate change and increase at the primary level [in Canada] going forward,” Philip Cook, CEO of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc., said during his annual Industry Trends breakfast speech at the National Club on Bay Street in Toronto.
Broker principals need to draft employment contracts carefully if they don’t want disgruntled ex-employees to steal their customers after leaving the brokerage, Richard Stephenson, a lawyer for Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein, told Canadian Underwriter Monday. When attempting to draft bullet-proof contracts, bear in mind that courts may refuse to enforce some clauses, Stephenson said. Stephenson offered three insights into protecting brokerages from messy breakups.
The price buyers pay for brokerage firms is often not set in stone but rather depends on the financial performance of the acquired business after it’s sold, and this can lead to disagreements that wind up in court, lawyers say. Some mergers and acquisitions — in insurance and other sectors — involve earnout agreements, Stephen Gleave, a lawyer for Hicks Morley, told Canadian Underwriter last week.
Fake firearms intended as movie props and stolen from residential garage not insured because they were not “usual to the ownership or maintenance” of the home, Alberta provincial court judge ruled https://t.co/xz4jjzWuBW
Marsh Canada lawyer Rael Levy is incoming president of Toronto Insurance Conference (TIC), a 100-year-old commercial property & casualty brokers’ association. See Profile in November Canadian Underwriter @cdnunderwriterhttps://t.co/NPdmhs1SOJ
$30,000-plus home insurance claim, arising from break-in of garage and theft of fake firearms, denied due to "property of roomers or boarders" exclusion; Judge says the firearms were not replicas and therefore illegal property exclusion did not apply
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