Debra Curcio Lister

Partner | Edmonton


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Why competent legal advice is fundamental

Interpretative principles reiterated – “for awhile” does not mean indefinitely Four main principles of will interpretation were recently illustrated in Kirst Estate (Re), 2020 ABCA 233. In that case, the deceased left all of his assets, the most significant of...


Debra Curcio Lister quoted on the use of consumer-grade disposable gloves in the Canadian Underwriter

Canadian Underwriter, “Better safe than sued: How to advise your clients on temperature screening, glove use”

Your commercial clients may expose themselves to legal risk if they don’t adhere to all government recommendations to protect clients and employees from the spread of coronavirus while re-opening, legal professionals warned. As social distancing rules loosen in various parts...


The scope and interpretation of faulty workmanship exclusions in multi-peril policies

In Condominium Corporation No. 9312374 v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2020 ABCA 166, the appellant condominium corporation (the “Corporation”), had engaged a contractor and an engineer to provide rehabilitation and maintenance work with respect to the parkade area in...


The Ins and Outs of The “Impaired Property” Exclusion in Commercial General Liability Policies


A Primer Regarding Exclusion Clauses


No Recourse

Canadian Consulting Engineer, “No Recourse”

Authored by Debra Curcio Lister, Miller Thomson Partner The recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd. v. Agrium Inc. is important for all parties contracting in the construction industry. The case upheld the...