Lloyd's Brief: Canadian Legal Perspectives

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October 4, 2022

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The BC Court of Appeal considers whether a statutory body owes individuals a private law duty of care

Caitlin VanDuzer

Introduction In Kamoto Holdings Ltd v Central Kootenay (Regional District), 2022 BCCA 282, the British Columbia Court of Appeal recently held that a BC couple, Gordon and Jill Cann (collectively, the “Canns”) were not able to bring a claim against...

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Ontario Court of Appeal emphasizes the importance of succinctness in insurance contracts

Caitlin VanDuzer, Karen L. Weslowski, Baljinder Bains

Introduction In Ontario Inc. v Northbridge General Insurance Corporation, 2022 ONCA 304, the Ontario Court of Appeal (the “Court of Appeal”) highlighted the importance of succinctness in insurance contracts. Northbridge General Insurance Corporation (the “Insurer”) appealed the Ontario Superior Court...

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Builder’s Risk policies in Quebec: No duty to defend

Stephanie Massé, Ioana Manea

Quebec has come to be well known in the industry for the strict legal obligations it places on insurers regarding the duty to defend, pursuant to the Civil Code of Quebec (“C.c.Q.”). In a recent Superior Court case, Bridor inc....

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