• Insurance and COVID-19 – Resources from Across Canada

    Blaney McMurtry LLP, CBM LLP, Cox & Palmer, Fillmore Riley LLP, Kelly Santini LLP, McKercher LLP, Stein Monast, SVR Lawyers, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, April 06, 2020 – RMC lawyers across Canada are preparing updates on the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the insurance industry. For full details on our COVID-19 National Response Team, please click here. Alberta Commercial All-Risks Property Policies and Business Losses in the Age of COVID-19 SVR Lawyers – Calgary Update on Rules of Court and Court Closures...
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  • COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses

    McKercher LLP, Saskatchewan, March 25, 2020 – The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, and has been rapidly spreading since. Now the outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (W.H.O). The extent to which specific events relating to COVID-19 trigger a particular force majeure clause is a matter of contractual interpretation,...
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  • Civil Litigation And Geographic Boundaries

    McKercher LLP, Saskatchewan, January 28, 2020 – The important concept of “jurisdiction” relates to a decision maker’s authority or power to interpret and apply the law. Jurisdiction is based on the nature of the specific matter as well as on the geographic region or territory to which it relates. The first consideration, the subject matter involved, may determine what judicial or quasi-judicial...
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  • Participant Expert Witnesses: What Happens When Litigants Are Also Experts

    McKercher LLP, Saskatchewan, November 25, 2019 – A participant expert witness has relevant expertise and was involved in the events that underlie the litigation. Participant experts are generally permitted to provide both fact and limited opinion evidence. Occasionally, a participant expert is also a litigant. In Westerhof v Gee Estate, the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed whether the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure1 relating to...
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