Theall Group LLP

Toronto ON

Theall Group LLP is a commercial litigation firm committed to providing our clients with superior legal representation in complex disputes, both international and domestic. We have broad experience at all levels of the Ontario and Federal courts. Our practice includes acting for large multi-nationals and governments, with practice concentrations in the automotive and commercial insurance industries, and in the areas of product liability, risk management, class actions, and arbitration. We act exclusively for policy holders and brokers with respect to insurance coverage disputes.

Updates

Insurance

Ontario court rejects well-established rules for interpreting insurance policy exclusions
Canada | 14 May 2019

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently concluded that insurance policies should be interpreted differently when multiple insurers are involved. This decision runs contrary to the basic rules of contractual interpretation and conflicts with well-established precedent. If followed, it could lead to commercially unreasonable results and erode the benefits of coverage available to insured parties.

Injury claim between cohabiting family covered by homeowner's policy despite household exclusion
Canada | 07 May 2019

An Ontario court recently found that a personal injury claim by a daughter against her mother was covered by homeowner's insurance. While the insurance policy contained an exclusion for claims arising from injury to "any person residing in [the] household", the court concluded that the daughter was a tenant under the policy and therefore the exclusion did not apply. This case serves as a reminder that policyholders' intentions when purchasing insurance can be critically important.