• The Insurer’s Obligation To Defend: Recent Developments

    Stein Monast, Quebec, January 22, 2021 –9241-1842 Québec Inc. v. Peel Properties Inc., 2020 QCCS 2894 The insurer’s obligation to defend continues to be a subject of interest; a recent Superior Court case reviewed the principles developed by the courts over the years. The following is a summary of this case prepared by Jessica Gauthier and Nicolas Dubé. The Superior Court...
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  • Liability Protection for Businesses in the COVID-19 Era

    SVR Lawyers, Alberta, January 22, 2021 –COVID-19 has brought unprecedented change and uncertainty into our lives and raised a number of questions for business-owners.  For example, can a business be held liable if a patron or employee contracts COVID-19 while at their premises, despite the business’ good-faith efforts to prevent its transmission? What can be done to protect businesses from this potential...
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  • New Occupiers’ Liability Notices Coming Soon

    Blaney McMurtry LLP, Ontario, January 22, 2021 –On December 8, 2020, Bill 118, An Act to amend the Occupiers’ Liability Act (the “Act”) received Royal Assent from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The Act has not yet come into force with the date to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor. The primary amendment to the Act is found under Section 6.1(1): No...
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  • COVID Prompts Reform of Ontario Court Procedures

    Kelly Santini LLP, Ontario, January 22, 2021 –With the temporary closures of in-person courts and the sudden influx of individuals working from home, the Ontario Courts were forced to adopt much-needed measures to reform the court system. New and permanent action to modernize the justice system in Ontario is now actualized through remote attendance at court hearings and mediations, use of electronic...
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