Eric Charleston quoted in Canadian Underwriter article on U.K. business interruption test case

September 23, 2020 | Eric S. Charleston | Toronto

Canadian Underwriter, "How Canadian courts could be influenced by U.K. business interruption test case"

A recent British court ruling could be good news for Canadian clients who bought insurance covering business interruption from an occurrence of a notifiable disease within a specified distance of their premises, and who had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This type of coverage was the subject of a recent ruling from the High Court of England and Wales in a test case launched by the British Financial Conduct Authority.

“We think the analysis of Canadian courts will be similar to what it was in Britain in the FCA test case,” said Eric Charleston, a Toronto-based insurance coverage lawyer with Miller Thomson LLP.

Read the full article here.