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Wednesday, August 31, 2022 @ 10:34 AM

Five lawyers join ranks of Lavery Lawyers

Lavery Lawyers announced that lawyers Taïna Bouchard, Anabel Damaso, Jean-Philippe Désilets, Steven Desmarais and Felipe Díaz Villegas have joined the firm. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 @ 2:50 PM

Feds announce release of report on national flood insurance Bill Blair, federal Minister of Emergency Preparedness.

Ottawa has released a task force’s report on a national insurance program for flooding, which includes considerations for the “potential strategic relocation” of those most at risk. According to an Aug. 30 news release, the report, Adapting to Rising Flood Risk: An analysis of Insurance solutions for Canada, was published by the Task Force on Flood Insurance and Relocation. ... [read more]

Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 1:42 PM

Modern international arbitration: 150 years young USS Kearsarge sinking the CSS Alabama

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of what many consider to be the beginning of modern international arbitration: the release of the award in the Alabama Claims Arbitration, held in Geneva in 1872 between the United States and Britain. ... [read more]

Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 9:46 AM

McLennan Ross welcomes new lawyer

McLennan Ross announced that associate Colten Harrish has joined the firm. ... [read more]

Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 9:11 AM

THE INSURANCE CONTRACT - Interpretation - Reasonable expectation doctrine

Appeal by the plaintiffs Builders Capital (2014) Ltd. and 1053011 Alberta Ltd. from a trial decision dismissing their claim against the respondent/defendant Aviva Insurance Co. of Canada. The appellants were mortgage lenders. On May 30, 2014, the mortgagors obtained a loan from the appellants for the construction of a home on a residential property (the property). On March 8, 2016, an Aviva Ovation Homeowner’s Policy was issued. The Aviva Policy made no mention of the appellants. ... [read more]

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 2:45 PM

Trudeau’s latest pick for SCC donated to Liberals before her 2017 appointment to federal bench Exclusive

As a lawyer, before she joined the Ontario Superior Court in 2017, soon-to-be Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin — whose Sept. 1 appointment was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today — donated a small amount to Trudeau’s Liberal leadership campaign, and she and her spouse, Ottawa lawyer Pierre Robichaud, both made other donations to the Liberal Party, discloses a search by The Lawyer’s Daily of Elections Canada political financing data. ... [read more]

Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 1:12 PM

The marketing secret no one is telling you Red chess piece

There is no doubt that legal marketing has evolved significantly over the last few years. Between TikTok videos and the cost of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, it can feel quite daunting to maintain an online presence as a lawyer. The truth is that it doesn’t have to be so hard. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 1:05 PM

Factum writing: B.C. Court of Appeal emphasizes importance of succinctness The words "keep it simple" written in sand on beach

Lawyers are taught that effective legal writing is clear, focused and succinct. The B.C. Court of Appeal requires close adherence to those principles, even where proceedings are complex. A party seeking to file a factum longer than the prescribed 30-page limit must provide “a convincing explanation as to why extra space is necessary.” ... [read more]

Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ 5:25 AM

THE INSURANCE CONTRACT - Coverage provisions and exclusion clauses - Policy limits

Appeal by the insurer from an application judge’s interpretation of a limit of liability clause in the parties’ insurance policy. The respondents operated seven daycare centres. They made a claim for business losses under the pandemic coverage provision of their insurance policy with the appellant resulting from the closure of their centres from March 17, 2020 to June 22, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 12:36 PM

Justice O’Bonsawin brings refreshing experience to highest court | Naomi Sayers

Last week, it was news across my social media and I enjoyed seeing the positive words from other colleagues online. ... [read more]