• COVID-19 Insurance Claims Update – Webinar Recording

    Donati Maisonneuve, Lindsay LLP, McKercher LLP, SVR Lawyers, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, December 02, 2020 – COVID-19 has exposed us all to a lot of new challenges and risks. For insurers, those risks includes a number of new claims that have arisen directly from the pandemic. In this webinar, RMC lawyers from across Canada provide an update on three prevalent claims and the strategies insurers can use to defend them. Download...
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  • Jurisdiction of the Quebec Courts in Respect of a Reinsurance Contract: The Court of Appeal Reiterates the Principles

    Stein Monast, Quebec, November 16, 2020 – In the recent judgment, Partner Reinsurance Company Ltd. v. Optimum Réassurance inc., the Court of Appeal revised the rules of Quebec private international law in a reinsurance framework. Partner Reinsurance Company Ltd. (“Partner Re”), signed a reinsurance and retrocession contract with Optimum Réassurance inc. (“Optimum”). Several of the insured parties and risks covered are located in...
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  • Case Law Update from Prince Edward Island – Carr-McNeill v. Cape D’Or et al., 2020 PESC 5

    Cox & Palmer, Prince Edward Island, November 16, 2020 – In this case, the Plaintiff tripped and fell on the premises owned and operated by the Defendant. As a result of the fall, the Plaintiff suffered a permanent partial disability to her middle finger on her right hand. The Defendant admitted partial liability for the fall, but argued contributory negligence. Read More
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  • Claims Handling With Self-Represented Parties

    CBM LLP, Alberta, November 16, 2020 – Whether you are handling a first party claim or a third party claim, managing litigation with a self-represented party (“self-rep”) creates its own set of challenges beyond those expected in the normal course of any claims process.  Often, the self-rep is straightforward, easy to work and resolution comes easily, however, these cases are not the...
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