The role of the Chief Risk Officers (CROs) today is more multifaceted than it used to be. The financial crisis has expanded the CRO role, making risk management in the insurance industry more of a team sport than ever before.…Read more →
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has held that a hospital can be sued (in a proposed class action) for a privacy breach.
In Hopkins v. Kay, the class plaintiff alleged that her records as a patient at the Peterborough Regional Heath Centre were improperly accessed. She based her claim on the common law tort of intrusion upon seclusion, set out in Jones v. Tsige.
The hospital brought a Rule 21 motion to dismiss the claim on the ground that the Personal Health Information Protection Act (“PHIPA”) is an exhaustive code that ousts the jurisdiction of the Superior Court to entertain any common law claim for invasion of privacy rights in relation to patient records.Read more →
Once again a big storm was forecast, once again, it failed to materialize (at least for many New Yorkers and New Jerseyans) and once again meteorologists are being criticized for dropping the ball. What’s more, weather models are also being blamed for at least part of the failure and people are, of course, again making the statement “If I was as wrong as often as the weather man, I’d be out of a job.”Read more →
As insurers face the challenges of legislative and regulatory compliance, there is an argument to be made that large insurers will be in a better position to meet these challenges. As a means of meeting the regulatory requirements they face…Read more →
Each year, EY publishes our Canadian property and casualty insurance outlook, where we take the pulse of the industry and note what challenges – and opportunities – are in store for the year ahead. It’s fair to say the industry…Read more →
Two recent class action lawsuits are likely to have a ripple effect on third-party liability claims and coverages in the future. AvMed Inc., a Florida health insurance company, has agreed to a $3 million settlement, marking the first class action…Read more →