Multi-Party Litigation 2014

Course Date: May 9, 2014

Total: 5h 11min

Welcome and Introduction

Michael D. Parrish — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Prosecuting Multi-Party Claims: the Plaintiff’s Perspective

  • selecting defendants
  • suing foreign defendants
  • adding third parties as defendants
  • adding defendants after the limitation period
  • strategies and tactics for plaintiffs

Joe Fiorante, QC — Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman, Vancouver 

Defending Multi-Party Claims: the Defendant’s Perspective

  • defence strategies and tactics
  • joint defence agreements
  • standstill agreements
  • dispute resolution among defendants

Ward K. Branch — Branch MacMaster LLP , Vancouver

Networking Break

Third Party Claims

  • contribution and indemnity under the Negligence Act
  • independent claims between defendants and third parties
  • allocation of fault against non-parties
  • third party claims procedure

Robert F. Hungerford — Hungerford Tomyn Lawrenson & Nichols, Vancouver
F. Mikis Manolis — Hungerford Tomyn Lawrenson & Nichols, Vancouver

Causation in Multi-Party Claims

  • causation after Resurfice and Clements
  • multiple independent causes
  • novus actus interveniens
  • allocating fault amongst tortfeasors

Donald J. Smith — Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (on your own)

Multi-Party Litigation: A View from the Bench

  • what to do
  • what not to do
  • trying the multi-party action

The Honourable Mr. Justice G. Bruce Butler — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver

Multi-Party Litigation: Insurance Issues

  • duty to defend
  • overlapping coverage
  • covenants to insure
  • tort immunity

Neo J. Tuytel — Fraser Litigation Group, Vancouver 

Settlement of Multi-Party Claims

  • negotiating strategies and tactics
  • the multi-party mediation
  • BC Ferries and other partial settlement agreements
  • confidentiality and disclosure of partial settlement agreements

Laura M. Cundari — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

The Complex Case—Making the Unmanageable Manageable

  • joinder for trial and consolidation
  • multiple proceedings, venues, courts, and jurisdictions
  • document discovery and oral examinations
  • useful consent orders
  • case planning conferences and judicial case management
  • practical advice on management and resolution of large litigation

Michael D. Parrish — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks

Michael D. Parrish — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver