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  • FCA Business Interruption Ruling and its Impact on Canadian Claims

    SVR Lawyers, Alberta, November 16, 2020 – On September 15, 2020, the High Court of Justice rendered its judgment in a test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) to determine whether various policies held by small businesses would cover business interruption-related losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The case was heard over a two-week period commencing July 20, 2020. Read...
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  • The Test for Summary Judgment in Alberta: Clarification of Weir-Jones

    SVR Lawyers, Alberta, November 16, 2020 – Following the Weir-Jones decision which set out the most recent test in Alberta for summary judgment, there has been some confusion in the legal community as to how the Weir-Jones test is to be applied. The recent decision of Hannam v. Medicine Hat School District No. 76, 2020 ABCA 343 [Hannam] clarifies the law as it relates to summary judgment, as well...
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  • Bill 41 and the Proposed Changes to Alberta’s Insurance Act

    CBM LLP, Alberta, November 16, 2020 – The government of Alberta recently introduced Bill 41 to update the Insurance Act, proposing various changes to the automobile insurance industry. Read More
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  • Duty to Defend in the Context of Sexual Abuse Allegations

    Kelly Santini LLP, Ontario, November 16, 2020 – Southside Muay Thai Academy Corp. v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2020 ONCA 385 In a sequence of events which is unfortunately no longer unfamiliar, an instructor in a position of authority sexually assaulted a minor who was, at the time of the assault, a student. The instructor was convicted. The victim also commenced a civil...
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