• AIG Insurance Company v. Lloyds Underwriters, 2021 ONSC 5372

    SVR Lawyers, Alberta, October 27, 2021 –The Ontario Superior Court recently addressed the evidence required to overcome the presumption of a duty to defend in the context of a liability insurance policy. AIG Insurance Company of Canada (“AIG”) brought an application seeking equitable contribution from Lloyds Underwriters (“Lloyds”) towards the cost of defending the City of Timmins (the “City”) in an...
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  • Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns a Business Interruption Claim

    SVR Lawyers, Alberta, October 27, 2021 –MDS Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Company, 2021 ONCA 594 The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently overturned the Ontario Superior Court’s decision and has maintained the strict interpretation of “physical damage” in the scope of business interruption coverage. Read More  
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  • Nursing Home Claims in Canada

    CBM LLP, Alberta, September 24, 2021 –There is growing trend in Canada of claims being brought against nursing homes and long-term care facilities (collectively referred to throughout as “Care Homes”). These claims can take several different forms and must be responded to accordingly. This paper will address several aspects of Care Home claims, including: The law; Types of Care Home Claims;...
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  • Clarification from the Supreme Court of Canada on the Interpretation of Releases

    Lindsay LLP, British Columbia, September 24, 2021 –Case: Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey, 2021 SCC 29  On March 3, 2009, while driving her husband’s car, Mrs. Mary Bailey struck a Corner Brook City (the “City”) employee who was performing road work. The employee sued Mrs. Bailey for injuries he sustained in the accident. In a separate action, Mrs. Bailey and her husband sued...
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