Alfred M. Kwinter June 15, 2020 By Alfred M. Kwinter

Why Experience Matters

When an insurance company receives a claim-what is the first thing it probably looks at? Most likely it turns the claim over to look at the back page. That is where it finds the name of the law firm acting for the Plaintiff. And you can be quite sure that is what concerns the insurance company most. As soon as the insurance person responsible for dealing with claims sees the name of the law firm he or she will know who their opponent will be, how easy or difficult it […]

Alfred M. Kwinter June 9, 2020 By Alfred M. Kwinter

Punitive Damages Against An Insurance Company: What are they? Can I get them?

Punitive damages or “Punies” as we call them, are just as the name implies – a punishment. It’s when the court, either a judge or the jury, decides that the conduct of an insurance company, when dealing with the policyholder, is so unfair and outrageous they will award damages above and beyond the actual claim. Punitive damages are meant not only to punish but to act as a deterrent, discouraging that company and other insurance companies from acting in a similar manner. Punitive damages are meant to send a message. […]

Alfred M. Kwinter June 1, 2020 By Alfred M. Kwinter

The Coronavirus is Killing my Business. Will My Insurance Help?

Given Singer Kwinter’s more than 40 years experience in representing policy holders against insurance companies, it is not surprising that we are receiving calls from panicked business owners asking if they have a claim under their policy for losses due the COVID-19 crises. Insurance coverage is determined by the terms of the policy. Therefore, examination of the insurance policy is a key first step. An insurance policy is a complicated document setting out what losses are covered and those that are not. Losses not covered are referred to as “exclusions” […]

Alfred M. Kwinter May 25, 2020 By Alfred M. Kwinter

When an Insurance Company Denies a Claim – They Usually Win

“As soon as an insurance company denies a claim – they win.”  That’s how I start my opening statement to the jury every time I go to trial against an insurance company. The reason I state that is because I believe it’s true. For example, when someone has suffered a major loss, such as a fire which has destroyed their home or business, a claim is made for the insurance. The insurance company decides they are not required to pay the claim. The policyholder usually has only 3 choices: They […]

Alfred M. Kwinter February 11, 2020 By Alfred M. Kwinter

36th Annual Great Valentine Gala

Alfred Kwinter attends the 36th Annual Great Valentine Gala on February 8th at the Royal York Hotel. Tamara Gordon is recognized with the Honourable David C. Onley Award. Alfred M. Kwinter

Ann Grozier September 30, 2019 By Ann Grozier

2019 Brain Injury Society 5K a Success!

Singer Kwinter is proud to be a Silver corporate sponsor of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto as well as well as the BIST Heroes 5k Run, Walk & Roll. This year’s 5k took place on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at Wilket Park in Toronto. This year’s theme was once again super heroes…capes, masks and costumes are all came out in full force! Singer Kwinter provided face-painting fun for everyone! Funds raised afford BIST the opportunity to deliver important programs to individuals and families dealing with the effects of brain […]

Ann Grozier September 28, 2019 By Ann Grozier

I’ve got replacement cost – so what is it?

Few people look at their home insurance policies -even fewer actually read them. If you do happen to read your policy the words you want to see are “Replacement Cost”or “Replacement Value”. And once you do see these words in your policy what do they tell you? Likely very little unless you understand insurance law. Yes, you get the cost of replacing the item but what cost? The cost you paid? The cost or value the item was worth at the time of the loss? Or the cost to replace […]

Ann Grozier September 23, 2019 By Ann Grozier

2019 Tamara Gordon Foundation Sponsorship Awards

Singer Kwinter was proud to once again support this year’s Tamara Gordon Foundation Scholarship Awards presentation on Saturday, September 21st. This year over 26 scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $3,000 were handed out to students with disabilities pursuing higher education. Additionally, TGF partnered with Ryerson University to award scholarships to 4 students – brining the total number of scholarships to 30 for 2019. Find out more about this excellent cause by clicking here. Alf Kwinter, Board President, with Tamara & Marcia Gordon: Ann Grozier

Ann Grozier August 21, 2019 By Ann Grozier

Alf Kwinter Once Again Named to Best Lawyers® in Canada 2020

Singer Kwinter is proud to announce that our firm has been recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers® in Canada. We would like to congratulate Alf Kwinter who has once again been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada as a leading legal practitioner in the areas of Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Negligence. Best Lawyers® is considered by many as the “Gold Standard in Selecting a Lawyer”. Congratulations to Alf for his continued dedication and this prestigious […]