Lloyd's Brief: Canadian Legal Perspectives

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January 7, 2021

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Policyholders emerge victorious in recent COVID-19 claims

Ana Simões, Matthew Walwyn

Two U.S. courts have recently released decisions regarding insurance policies and restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In both of those cases, the courts found for the restaurants and against the insurance companies. In this article, we will briefly...


Amendments to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct: The introduction of the requirement to self-report

Karen L. Weslowski

Introduction Since 2011, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (the “AIBC”), which is the governing body for architects in the province, has been engaged in a comprehensive bylaw review process.  The AIBC appointed a Bylaw Review Committee (the “BRC”), which...


Bill 118: Changes to the notice period for slip and fall claims in Ontario

Ana Simões, Shannon Sturgeon

On December 8, 2020, Bill 118[1] received Royal Assent, bringing welcomed changes to Ontario’s Occupiers’ Liability Act[2] (the “Act”). The Act sets out the duties and liabilities of those in physical possession or responsibility and control of a premises, otherwise...


Court of Appeal for Ontario rejects attempt to enforce default judgment against insurer

Sean McGarry

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has recently released a decision highlighting a little-used provision of the Insurance Act that allows parties to enforce judgments against an insurer directly. Section 132 of the Insurance Act contemplates a party obtaining a judgment...


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