• Making Sense of “Direct Causation” in Insurance Policies

    McKercher LLP, Saskatchewan, April 14, 2020 – Insurance policies can frequently include terms that seem deceptively simple, but can be interpreted in divergently different ways depending on the context. For example, policies often include clauses which provide for or exclude coverage where a loss is “directly caused” by a peril. Although this language may seem straightforward, courts across Canada have disagreed about...
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  • 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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  • COVID-19 – Business Insurance

    Fillmore Riley LLP, Manitoba, March 25, 2020 – With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the forefront of the news cycle, governments and businesses are working to minimize the pandemic’s effect on the world’s economy, both at the macro and micro level. Despite those efforts, businesses are sure to face significant and unexpected changes in their day-to-day operations, which will likely...
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