Insurance Law Conference 2013

Course Date: September 12, 2013

Total: 1h 1min

Welcome and Introduction

Richard B. Lindsay, QC — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Insurance Case Law

  • an update of key decisions 2012/2013
  • current coverage: cases of note
  • cases decided and waiting to be decided

Shelley Braun — Intact Insurance Company, Vancouver
Kate A. Jenkins — Bilkey Law LLP, Kamloops
Julie K. Lamb — Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver

Extrinsic Evidence and the Coverage Case

  • the rule and its exceptions
  • the importance of pleadings

John M. Moshonas — Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation, Vancouver 

Networking Break

Ethics and Tactics in Bad Faith Litigation

  • dealing with the tripartite relationship
  • document production and discovery issues
  • problems with privilege

Gordon G. Hilliker, QC — Barrister and Solicitor, Belcarra
igel P. Kent — Clark Wilson LLP, Vancouver

Recent Developments in Allocation of Insurance Money Among Competing Claims and in the Face of Impending Policy Limits

  • beware the different public policy concerns between motor vehicle and non-motor vehicle claims
  • the “early bird” gets the insurance money in non-motor vehicle claims involving multiple parties
  • risks of long tail exposures and insufficient quantum analysis in motor vehicle claims

Neil C. Carfra — Carfra & Lawton, Victoria


Networking Lunch

Liability for the Acts of Children

  • potential coverage concerns
  • role of parents and policy response
  • when and at what age is the child responsible

Mark R.S. Hufton — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
Christine L. Stewart — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Arbitrating the UMP Claim

  • when?
  • why?
  • how?
  • deductible amount issues
  • finding UMP decisions

Donald W. Yule, QC — Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Additional Insured

  • distinction: additional insured vs. named insured
  • scope of coverage afforded
  • “liability arising out of" named insured’s “operations”
    • what is causal nexus?
    • scope of operations?

Judith P. Kennedy — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver

A Primer on Construction Insurance Law

  • the ins and outs of the construction insurance matrix
  • what is covered; what isn’t covered
  • novel exclusions and current issues

David L. Miachika, PEng — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver                                                  



Concluding Remarks

Richard B. Lindsay, QC — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver