Lloyd's Brief: Canadian Legal Perspectives

A collage of construction, railway, canadian flag, wheat and oil rig

January 2017

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Privacy Commissioner Issues Report on Ashley Madison Cyber-Attack

Imran Ahmad

This fall, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the “OPC”) and the Australian Privacy Commissioner released a joint report summarizing their findings following an investigation into the Ashley Madison cyber-attack. The report discusses the shortcomings of Ashley Madison’s...


Limitations of Liability Carry the Day

Philip A. Carson

In a recent summary dismissal decision obtained by Miller Thomson LLP, an Alberta court confirmed that properly worded limiting conditions can shield a professional from liability in negligence. In particular, the court found that limiting conditions can exclude liability to...


Builders’ Risk Insurance – The Supreme Court Clarifies the Rules of Interpretation

Nathalie Durocher, Mary Delli Quadri, Stephanie Massé

In a very recent judgment, the Supreme Court of Canada recalled and clarified the rules of interpretation applicable to builders’ risk insurance policies. Facts The owner of Station Lands Ltd. (Station) retained the services of the general contractor Ledcor Construction...


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