Author Archives: Adam Howden-Duke
BC Ombudsperson rules certain Covid related Ministerial Orders invalid: BC passes the Covid Related Measures Act
On June 22 the BC Ombudsperson released his report finding 2 Ministerial Orders were invalidly made. In response, the Government … Read more
By way of update to our case note posted November 8, 2019 (here); in a judgment dated January 9, 2020, … Read more
Supreme Court of Canada dismisses application for leave to appeal in J. Cote & Son Excavating Ltd . v City of Burnaby (2019 BCCA 168).
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An Alberta Court of Appeal decision handed down this year arguably extends the duty of care owed by Municipalities and … Read more
In what is said to be the first decision on the issue, a California Court was called on to decide … Read more
On January 24, 2019, Vernon Pahl and Adam Howden-Duke presented to London Market clients on the implications of the legalization … Read more
In the last few years there have been a number of decisions considering insurance coverage under crime policies for Corporations … Read more
B.C. Supreme Court confirms that an “occurrence based” policy will ordinarily be triggered by the event of loss, rather than the allegedly negligent act that caused it.
Generally speaking, occurrence based policies provide coverage for occurrences that happen within the policy period regardless of when a claim … Read more
In April this year, an Appellate court upheld a U.S. District Court decision handed down in August 2014 in finding … Read more
While there continues to be a dearth of caselaw in Canada, following cases such as Recall Total Information Management Inc. … Read more