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Civil Litigation - CIVIL PROCEDURE - Discovery - Production and inspection of documents - Privileged documents - Documents prepared in contemplation of litigation - Solicitor-client privilege

Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the assistant syndic of the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages (syndic) from a decision of the Court of Appeal setting aside in part a Superior Court declaratory judgment. In the course of an inquiry into the conduct of a claims adjuster, the syndic asked an insurer, Aviva, to send her a complete copy of its claim file with respect to one of its insured. Aviva produced a number of documents, but explained that it had withheld some on the basis that they were covered...