• Defending Commercial & Social Host Liability Claims – Webinar Recording

    Kelly Santini LLP, McKercher LLP, SVR Lawyers, Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, October 29, 2021 –After 18 months of pandemic isolation, many Canadians are once again enjoying evenings out in bars, clubs and even house parties. With this pent-up demand for late-night social connection once again being satisfied comes the return of commercial and social host liability risk. In addition to alcohol-related risks, commercial hosts must now also contend with...
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  • “Wellington” Application: Superior Court Breaks Trend and Rules in the Insurer’s Favour

    Stein Monast, Quebec, October 27, 2021 –In the recent case of Construction Placo Inc. v. Kingspan Insulated Panels Ltd. 2021 QCCS 1230, the Superior Court ruled in favour of the insurer in a “Wellington” application. Ms. Émilie Bilodeau and Mr. Nicolas Dubé discuss the situation. Read More (en français)
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  • Is vaping while driving an infraction?

    Stein Monast, Quebec, October 27, 2021 –Montréal’s Municipal Court (“Court”) recently decreed that vaping can be considered an offence according to article 443.1 of the Highway Safety Code (“HSC”) insofar as the vaper features a luminous screen displaying information and controls to operate (City of Montréal v. Nicolo, 2021 QCCM 73). According to this provision, “every driver of a road vehicle […] are...
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  • The Innocent Insured Amendment

    Fillmore Riley LLP, Manitoba, October 27, 2021 –Long time readers of articles on this website will be aware that in the late 2000s to early 2010s, substantial amendments were enacted to the insurance legislation in various provinces including B.C., Alberta and Manitoba.  This article addresses one such amendment – the innocent insured amendment.  Recent cases show that insureds are leveraging the innocent...
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