Precision Plating Part II: British Columbia Court of Appeal restores effect of Absolute Pollution Exclusion
In 2014, the British Columbia Supreme Court, in Precision Plating Ltd. v. Axa Pacific Insurance Company, 2014 BCSC 602, held that a purportedly “absolute” pollution exclusion was ambiguous in the context of a fire loss. This decision resulted in significant...
Absence of Statutory Warning turns Victory for the Vehicle Leasing Industry into Loss for the Insurer
In the province of British Columbia, vehicle owners, including leasing and rental companies, are vicariously liable for the negligence of permissive drivers of their vehicles. Damages recoverable against lessors, however, are capped by statute at CDN $1 million (a provision...
Pollution Resulting From Fire is Not “Pollution”, says BC Court
Virtually every modern CGL policy contains some variation of the “absolute pollution exclusion”, which eliminates or severely restricts coverage for environmental damages. In recent years, the courts in British Columbia and elsewhere have consistently upheld such exclusions in relation to...
BC Contaminated Sites 101 and Consultants Liability
Miller Thomson seminar
Environmental Update – Case Law and Tribunal Decisions
Miller Thomson Seminar - Off-site Contamination: A Primer for Landowners and Developers
Health Care Costs Recovery Legislation: Subrogation for Medical Costs in BC and Alberta
CBA Alberta Law Conference
Automobile Accidents in British Columbia: A Manual for US Claims Examiners
British Columbia Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Manual
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
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Pollution Exclusion Clauses in the CGL Policy: Current Issues in Coverage Ligitation
Canadian Journal of Insurance Law, Vol. 27, No. 4
BC ‘wrongdoers’ must pay back government’s health care costs
The Lawyers Weekly