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When Is A Spouse Not A Spouse?

For most people, the word “spouse” is simple to define. A spouse is commonly understood to be the husband, wife, or common law partner of another person. But as we often see, definitions are not always so cut and dry with the law. Sometimes the definition of a term can change as common law evolves. […]

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Assault Disqualifies Camper From Insurance Coverage

As anyone who has spent time around children would know, there can be a fine line between horse play and an intentional act done to hurt another person. However, as children get older, this difference between the two can become easier to identify. This task recently fell to a judge for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice when a camp counsellor brought an action against a camper (the “applicant”) who assaulted him. The camper’s parents’ home insurance policy had a duty to defend, but not in all situations.

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Ontario’s New Distracted Driving Penalties

It’s common knowledge that distracted driving poses a danger to everyone on the road, leading to an increased likelihood of becoming involved in an automobile accident. In fact, the government of Ontario says deaths from collisions caused by distracted driving have doubled since 2000, and that as of 2013, one person is injured in a […]

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