Court finds broker’s negligence not grounds for relief from forfeiture

By Bevin Shores and Devon Gallacher (August 16, 2023, 10:01 AM EDT) -- The recent Ontario Superior Court decision Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Co. of Canada [2023] O.J. No. 2368 provides some guidance regarding circumstances where relief from forfeiture may be found to apply. Interestingly, in this case, relief from forfeiture was not granted even though it was not the insured, but their broker, who failed to provide notice of a claim within the requisite reporting period....
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