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Covid-19 Related Measures Act Updated with Two New Regulations

This is an update to our Briefing Note following the passage of the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, (SBC 2020, Ch.8 … Read more

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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

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McAllister v Calgary (City) – SCC dismisses application for leave to appeal

By way of update to our case note posted November 8, 2019 (here); in a judgment dated January 9, 2020, … Read more

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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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McAllister v Calgary (City); a heightened duty of care in the age of surveillance?

An Alberta Court of Appeal decision handed down this year arguably extends the duty of care owed by Municipalities and … Read more

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A prudent reminder for brokers; drone injury fell within CGL exclusion for aircraft.

In what is said to be the first decision on the issue, a California Court was called on to decide … Read more

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Cannabis and self-driving vehicles; emerging issues in Insurance law

On January 24, 2019, Vernon Pahl and Adam Howden-Duke presented to London Market clients on the implications of the legalization … Read more

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Social Engineering Fraud & Crime Policy Coverage – The Latest Chapter?

In the last few years there have been a number of decisions considering insurance coverage under crime policies for Corporations … Read more

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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

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Cyber liability & CGL Part B coverage – uncertainty reigns

In April this year, an Appellate court upheld a U.S. District Court decision handed down in August 2014 in finding … Read more

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