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Editors: Sudevi Mukherjee‐Gothi and Tracey Hamilton

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Potential Insurance Coverage for Loss Caused by COVID-19

  • March 23, 2020
  • Hovsep Afarian, Aidan Cameron, Emmanuelle Poupart, and William G. Scott – McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Many businesses across a range of industries have suffered significant financial loss caused by COVID-19. This article explores potential insurance coverage to help offset the losses caused by COVID-19. Business interruption insurance and event cancellation insurance are specifically addressed, and practical tips are provided to help maximize potential insurance coverage.

Insurance Law, Student Forum

A Caution to Insurers on Defensible Programs

  • March 09, 2020
  • Christine M. Galea, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP,

Insurers should be aware of the recent costs decision in Przyk v. Hamilton Retirement Group Ltd. This case sets an adverse precedent to insurers that employ strict policies against paying out modest claims, categorized as defensible, prior to trial. Even if the insurer succeeds at trial on the merits, the court may award no costs to that insurer.

Insurance Law, Student Forum

Ethics, Civility and Professional Responsibility in the Courtroom, Mediation and Beyond - 2018

  • November 15, 2019
  • Ayushi Kiran, articling student, Crown Law Office - Civil

This article gives an overview of the CPD program conducted by the Insurance Law Section in 2018 which was well received and is returning on November 22, 2019. This program contains a total of 3 hours of Professionalism content and it qualifies for LAWPRO Risk Management Credit.

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Member Spotlight: Glenn Smith

Member Spotlight: Glenn Smith

  • May 21, 2019

Find out more about Glenn Smith, the 2019 recipient of the OBA Award for Excellence in Insurance Law, as he responds to a dozen diverse questions from the Insurance Law Section Executive.

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Member Spotlight: Mark Lerner

Member Spotlight: Mark Lerner

  • May 21, 2019

Get to know Mark Lerner, the 2019 recipient of the OBA Award for Excellence in Insurance Law, via this rapid-fire Q&A.

Insurance Law, Student Forum

CP Food: U.S. District Court Finds No Coverage Under Crime Policy for Insured’s Vicarious Liability for Theft of Customers’ Funds

  • February 17, 2019
  • David S. Wilson, Chris McKibbin and Stuart Woody

In the recent decision of CP Food & Beverage, Inc. v. United States Fire Insurance Company, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada held that coverage was not available under a crime policy where the insured’s employees had defrauded the insured’s customers through misuse of customer credit cards. 

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Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

  • September 21, 2018
  • Lawrence A. Conmigo

Welcome from the Chair of the OBA's Insurance Law Section.

Insurance Law

Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries (May 13- May 18)

  • May 22, 2018
  • John Polyzogopoulos

I would like to congratulate our very own Roger Horst and Rafal Szymanski on successfully representing the respondent in Correct Building Corporation v. Lehman. The Court dismissed the appeal against our client and granted our client’s cross-appeal, resulting in a dismissal of all claims against our client by way of summary judgment.

Civil Litigation, Criminal Justice, Insurance Law and 1 more..., Student Forum

ONTARIO COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (APRIL 2- APRIL 6)

  • April 08, 2018
  • John Polyzogopoulos

Topics covered this week included franchise law and rescission, liability for wrongful patent enforcement, the duty to defend in the MVA context, family law (custody and access and breach of court orders), securities class actions, and mortgage enforcement. John Polyzogopoulos

Civil Litigation, Family Law, Franchise Law and 4 more..., Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Real Property Law