Punitive Damages awarded against insurer for denying coverage in fire loss
J.I.L.M. Enterprises & Investments Limited v. INTACT Insurance, 2017 ONSC 357
This case stands as a warning to insurers who maintain a denial of insurance benefits on suspicion of arson after no persuasive evidence is led by police or other investigators proving this to be likely.
Here, punitive damages were awarded in the context of a fire loss claim where the insurer took over three years to pay the insured. As you may recall, the...Read More