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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 2:08 PM

Corporate director owes duty of care to injured workers: Alberta Court of Appeal

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled a director of a construction company was liable for injuries suffered on a job site, despite his arguing any negligent act that may have been committed was done as an employee and not an officer of the company. The respondent, Doug Stewart, is a director of DWS Construction. He was involved in the installation of a temporary staircase in a home that later collapsed, injuring a number of workers from another company. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

Fasken adds counsel to Calgary litigation, dispute resolution group

Fasken announced that David Kitchen has joined the firm as counsel to the litigation and dispute resolution group in the firm’s Calgary office. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

Autonomous vehicles mean more complex litigation swarmofcars_sm

Autonomous vehicles are becoming increasingly commonplace, especially with car companies promising that we will see robot cars within our lifetime. By 2021, it is believed that there will be 51,000 autonomous vehicles operating worldwide. Where uncertainty lies, however, is in the impact of driverless vehicles on motor vehicle litigation. This article will discuss the future of autonomous vehicles and the changes that can be expected in the insurance industry. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 3:02 PM - Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 4:15 PM

Ontario’s move to create separate regulator for new homebuilders positive step, lawyers say Sarita Samaroo sm

Ontario’s plan to revamp the Tarion Warranty Corporation (Tarion) by establishing a separate regulator for new homebuilders is a “step in the right direction,” real estate lawyers say. However, they say the government’s intention to explore the possibility of a multi-provider insurance model for home warranties and protections raises a lot of questions. ... [read more]

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 9:39 AM

ACTIONS - Legislation - Summary judgments - Limitation periods

Motion by the defendant insurer for summary judgment to dismiss the plaintiffs’ action. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 07, 2019 @ 8:33 AM

ACTIONS - By insured against insurer

Appeal by the insurer from a decision that Nevada law applied to the claim. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 @ 9:41 AM

Company had to prove harm in unveiling of confidential info, says lawyer of insurance dispute

A litigating party using a confidentiality agreement to keep a document secret must “lead evidence” that its disclosure would harm them more than it would benefit court proceedings, says a lawyer of a recent ruling that a report be divulged in an insurance dispute. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 1:37 PM

Insurance coverage for designated driver services Carbottle

A recent article brought to light an allegedly unfair result after a driver employed by a designated driver service caused damage to an owner’s vehicle. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

Ex-AG alleges PM, senior officials tried to ‘politically interfere’ in SNC case; Trudeau ‘completely disagrees’ Jody Wilson-Raybould

In an accusation strenuously denied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould alleged that before he removed her as attorney general of Canada last month, she and her then-chief of staff experienced sustained “very inappropriate” political interference and escalating “extraordinary” pressure from senior government officials, including the prime minister and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, to reverse her decision last fall not to shelve the criminal bribery prosecution of Montreal-based construction giant SNC-Lavalin in favour of a negotiated deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). ... [read more]

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 10:37 AM

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE - Compulsory government schemes

Appeal by the defendant from a decision of a motion judge determining that the respondent’s CPP disability benefits were not deductible from any future loss of income or loss of earning capacity award pursuant to s. 113A of the Insurance Act. ... [read more]