Lloyd's Brief: Canadian Legal Perspectives

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June 8, 2017

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Mediation in British Columbia: Does Mandatory Mediation Mean Mandatory Attendance for Lloyd’s Underwriters?

Karen L. Weslowski

Introduction While claims against building professionals and consultants are common, very few of those claims ever go to trial. The vast majority of claims are resolved through mediation. In British Columbia, any party to an action can force the other...

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When Is a Release Full and Final?

Hodson Harding, Philip A. Carson

In the May 5, 2017 decision of Biancaniello v. DMCT LLP, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether a release operated to bar a claim even though the claim was unanticipated and unknown at the time the release was executed...

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