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Causation and concurrent causes of business interruption involving COVID-19

April 22, 2020 | Vancouver

Introduction As the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to impact businesses, insurance companies continue to face business interruption claims.  As most commercial property policies typically insure against “direct physical loss to the property”, an inquiry into causation is required to determine...

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All-risks property insurance: Meaning of physical damage

April 20, 2020 | Vancouver

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (MDS Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Company (FM Global)) suggests that closures due to COVID-19 could trigger coverage under some business interruption policies. As discussed in a previous Communique, there...

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Steps Canadian regulators can (and should) take to minimize the impacts of COVID-19 on insurers

April 20, 2020 | Vancouver

Introduction The Canadian governments, both provincially and federally, have taken many steps to assist different industries survive the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of yet, none of these measures have been directly aimed at assisting the...

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All perils policies: Is COVID-19 an insured peril?

April 20, 2020 | Vancouver

As the worldwide pandemic continues to rage on, losses faced by businesses increase without any certainty as to when they might end.  Such expansive loss has raised many questions for insurers facing potential claims for coverage.  One such question is...

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The loss of perishable products: Does this constitute physical damage sufficient to trigger coverage?

April 20, 2020 | Vancouver

One of the many issues arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is whether business losses resulting from mandatory and voluntary shut-downs will be covered under business interruption coverage.  Most business interruption policies require direct loss or physical damage to property...

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Proposed National Class Action filed seeking payouts for business interruption insurance

April 20, 2020 | Vancouver

Introduction A Saskatchewan-based restaurant has launched a proposed national class action challenging insurers’ refusal to pay business interruption claims in relation to losses suffered due to COVID-19.[1] The action names Aviva Canada Inc., Co-Operators General Insurance Company, Desjardins Financial Security...

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How Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds can Weather the COVID-19 Crisis

April 15, 2020 | Toronto

CVCA Central, the official publication of the Canadian Venture Capital Association

COVID-19 has caught the world off guard and the effect of the pandemic on businesses cannot be overemphasized. Private equity funds (“PEs”) and venture capital funds (“VCs”), like other organizations, will need to adapt to the ever-changing landscape by taking...

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How to avoid the pitfalls when buying a trucking business

April 9, 2020 | Toronto

Trucknews.com blog

The process for buying a trucking company is not identical to the purchase and sale of other types of companies. There are different considerations to be mindful of, and pitfalls that can occur without the proper due diligence. Read the...

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Navigating COVID-19: Key strategies to protect start-ups and emerging growth companies

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 has been called the black swan of 2020. In an effort to curb the devastating impact of the disease, certain local governments have enacted emergency measures to promote social distancing, including shutting down non-essential businesses. Unfortunately, the impact of...

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Focus on Canada

April 8, 2020 | Toronto

Digitorney Crisis Navigator, "The Corona Crisis: Risks & Solutions For Companies"

The Corona Crisis leads worldwide to critical situations for companies. In light of this, Digitorney has asked lawyers from various countries specialized in restructuring law for recommendations on what needs to be done and which solutions are at hand to...

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