Matthew E. Wray

Associate | Vancouver


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Prompt payment update

Prompt payment legislation resembling that which exists in the U.S. has been spreading across Canada. Although Ontario is the only province so far to have prompt payment legislation in force, it has been enacted in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, recommended...


Changes in “occupants” found not to be a material change in risk for the purpose of voiding a home insurance policy

The British Columbia Supreme Court in Dubroy v. Canadian Northern Shield Insurance Co., 2021 BCSC 352 held that a home insurance policy was not rendered void because there was no material change in risk arising from a change in occupants....


Leave to appeal duty to defend issues denied by Supreme Court of Canada

Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal decisions of the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Ontario Court of Appeal, respectively, regarding the duty to defend.  As a result, the appellate decisions stand and are discussed below....