Lloyd's Brief: Canadian Legal Perspectives

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

July 2, 2020

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“Property damage” in the context of the duty to defend

Chris T.J. Blom

St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company v. AIG Insurance Company of Canada In 2002 Lockerbie & Hole Eastern Inc. installed a steam heating and cooling pipe system at York University in Toronto. The system was buried in trenches, such...


Ontario court confirms that insurers are ultimately liable for the conduct of adjusters

Ana Simões, Catherine Phelps

In Burns v RBC Life Insurance Co.,1 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently confirmed that liability ultimately rests with insurers where their employees are acting within the scope of their employment. The Facts In this case, the plaintiff had...


Case study: Can a client’s breach of contract give rise to a professional regulatory complaint against a design consultant?

Karen L. Weslowski

Introduction To what extent can, or should, a design consultant be held responsible by their professional regulatory body for their client’s failure to follow the requirements of a contract with the Authority Having Jurisdiction (“AHJ”)?  This interesting question arose in...


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