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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Expert evidence update: Decisions affecting production of working file expert_document_sm

Among civil litigators, 2015 was the “year of the expert,” with multiple decisions from the appellate courts on various issues related to expert evidence. Over the last two years, lower courts have been applying the principles articulated in 2015 so that we can now look back on how the seminal decisions have affected litigation practices. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 9:48 AM

Lawyers’ groups express concerns over B.C.’s auto insurance reforms Bill Veenstra

The B.C. government has announced major steps to help the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) get out of financial crisis, but a number of organizations representing the legal community have expressed concerns the reforms to the provincially owned auto insurer may do unintended harm to victims of motor vehicle accidents. ... [read more]

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

Seeing is believing: Litigation in the age of surveillance | Patrick Brown

With the advent of new technology from dashboard cameras to iPhones, it has become easier to capture a collision unfolding right before our eyes. Gone are the days where we only get carefully crafted statements that are slanted at times to the view of the adjuster, investigator or police officer who is taking them. Things are not always as they seem. But remember, tapes are erased quickly and timely preservation is key. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

The ICBC ‘dumpster fire’: How much is really burning? | Sandra Kovacs

British Columbia Attorney General David Eby recently described the current state of the province’s automobile insurer, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), as a “financial dumpster fire.”  It is clear that ICBC has a problem, but it is a problem without a clear definition. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

Wording of benefits statute key in N.L. Appeal Court ruling over workplace injury David_Buffett_sm

The meaning of “use of a motor vehicle” was the nexus of a Newfoundland appeal involving a workplace accident where a mechanic was crushed while fixing a company truck. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

INSURANCE CONTRACT - Interpretation - Terms

Appeal by the defendant insurers, Equinox Global and Lloyd's Underwriters, from the dismissal of their motion for a stay of the action by the plaintiff insured, Trade Finance Solutions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

Stewart McKelvey adds P.E.I. associates

Two associates have joined Stewart McKelvey’s Charlottetown branch. They are Justin Milne and Michael Fleischmann. ... [read more]

Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 4:04 PM

B.C. pledges to fix ‘financial dumpster fire’ at provincial auto insurer David Eby

Calling it a “financial dumpster fire,” B.C. Attorney General David Eby has pledged to fix the monetary woes plaguing the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). ... [read more]

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 1:41 PM

Five women named partners at Langlois

The Montreal and Quebec City offices at Langlois lawyers are now the home of five new partners. ... [read more]

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Decision clarifies dispute resolution for international insurance policies international_insurance_sm

International insurance policies often include both a mandatory arbitration clause and a domestic “Action Against Insurer” endorsement which provides procedural steps including for service of an action against the insurer. ... [read more]