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THX 4 THE MEMORIES - Avonside photographic exhibition now online.

The 22nd of August 2013 was the official opening of the Avonside photography project Thx 4 the Memories exhibited along Worcester Street.

It consisted of photographs of Avonside people by Bridgit Anderson and Tim Veling along with snippets of their Red Zone experiences as recorded by Glen Busch (original post… 112 more words


Advice On Getting The Most From Your LIfe Insurance

Don’t rely on having a future rather than living in the present; there’s no guarantees on anything in life, including on your continued existence. If you died tomorrow, would your loved ones be able to care for the expenses of your passing? 319 more words


Punitive Damages; Mental Distress Damages; Insurer not dealing in good faith

Fernandes v. Penncorp Life Insurance Co., 2014 ONCA 615

Defendant insurer terminating disability benefits and failing to pay plaintiff for six years despite its own experts’ opinions that plaintiff was totally disabled – Trial judge finding that plaintiff was totally disabled and awarding plaintiff punitive damages of $200,000.00 and mental distress in addition to contractual damages – Award of punitive damages affirmed on appeal – Trial judge not erring in finding that defendant had breached its duty of good faith and had not dealt with vulnerable plaintiff in fair and balanced manner – Mental distress damages reduced on appeal to $25,000.00 – Trial judge not explaining how he arrived at figure of $100,000.00 and award disproportionate in light of evidence that circumstances other than defendant’s conduct contributed to plaintiff’s psychological distress.

Accident Benefits

Definition of "Use or Operation of Automobile"; Assault leading to accident

Martin v. 2064324 Ontario Inc., 2013 ONCA 19

Insured assaulted in parking lot by two men who attempted to rob him and steal his vehicle – Assailants forcing insured into vehicle, assaulting him in vehicle, forcing him out of vehicle in another parking lot and driving over his right foot while driving off – Insured’s injuries (with possible exception of injuries to his right foot) not arising directly or indirectly from use or operation of vehicle within meaning of s. 17 more words


Las tácticas gangsteriles de GNP Seguros

Como se mencionó en un artículo anterior, la aseguradora mexicana GNP Seguros S.A.B., propiedad de Alberto Baillères González (tercer hombre más rico de México con empresas como  505 more words


Obamacare is Actually Not So Affordable -- Unless You're Broke

It’s time for the Affordable Care Act to join a long list of oxymorons. Why? Because rather like “military intelligence,” “cat proof,” “government organization,” and “simple calculus,” the law better known as Obamacare turns out to be an inherent contradiction. 506 more words

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