Pietrangelo v. Gore Mutual Insurance CompanyPosted March 4, 2016
CanLII 65586 (SCC), dismissing application for leave to appeal from 2011 ONCA 162; Lerners successfully resisted an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of an insurer. The Supreme Court of Canada decision was released on October 20, 2011. The plaintiff sued after a resident of the plaintiff’s rental property accidentally caused an explosion when he tried to cook hash oil in the bathroom. Coverage was successfully denied under a marijuana exclusion despite the insured’s lack of knowledge of the resident’s involvement in the illegal activity.