Lloyd's Brief: Canadian Legal Perspectives

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April 7, 2016

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Looking Through a Dirty Window: Builders’ Risk Policies and the “Faulty Workmanship” Exclusion

Mark Alexander

On March 30, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada heard argument in the appeal of the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision in Ledcor v Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Company.   In doing so, the SCC was asked to consider, among other things,...


Ontario Limitations: Waiting to Complete Examinations for Discovery to Identify Potential Tortfeasors?

David LeDrew

In Galota v. Festival Hall Developments Ltd. et al., 2015 ONSC 6177 (“Galota”), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice pushed the boundaries of discoverability in the context of limitation periods.  While the case addresses a personal injury claim, the implications...


Is it Going to Cost You More? Upcoming Amendments to British Columbia’s Costs Rules

Fareeha Qaiser

Costs are traditionally awarded to compensate victorious litigants for expenses incurred in prosecuting or defending a legal claim.  The rules governing costs awards in British Columbia will be substantially amended as of July 1, 2016.  These amendments will affect costs...


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