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Editors: Sudevi Mukherjee‐Gothi and Tracey Hamilton

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John A. Olah

Q&A with John A. Olah, OBA Award of Excellence in Insurance Law Recipient

  • May 19, 2020

John A. Olah, Partner, Beard Winter LLP, is one of two legal leaders being honoured this year with the OBA Award of Excellence in Insurance Law for his outstanding leadership and contribution to the advancement of insurance law. Find out what inspires him and how he is making a major impact in his area of practice in this insightful interview.

Insurance Law, Student Forum
David F. Smye, Q.C.,

Q&A with David F. Smye, OBA Award of Excellence in Insurance Law Recipient

  • May 19, 2020

David F. Smye, Q.C., Mackesy Smye Lawyers, is one of two legal leaders being honoured this year with the OBA Award of Excellence in Insurance Law for his outstanding leadership and contribution to the advancement of insurance law. Gain a glimpse of what motivates him and how he is making a difference in his area of practice in this candid Q&A.

Insurance Law, Student Forum

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.

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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.

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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. 

Insurance Law, Student Forum
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