Insurance Law Conference 2016

Course Date: September 28, 2016

Total: 4h 59min


Gorillas and Gators: Negligent Supervision of Children

  • recent notable cases
  • coverage issues – exclusions and conflicts
  • defending and adding third parties
  • apportionment of liability – fault versus causation

Sandra A. Besanger — Besanger Law, Kamloops

The Use and Abuse of Extrinsic Evidence in Coverage Cases

  • working with and against the parole evidence rule
  • expert evidence in coverage cases
  • proving commercial “intent” – how?

Scott W. Urquhart — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Faulty Workmanship – The Exclusion That Keeps On Ticking

  • the case before the SCC – Ledcor Construction v.  Northbridge Indemnity Insurance
  • insights of counsel on where the court may go
  • views of the insurer and the insured

Stacey L. BoothmanLedcor Industries Inc., Vancouver
Gregory J.  Tucker, QC — Owen Bird Law Corporation, Vancouver 

Networking Break

Insurance Coverage Issues in the “Sharing Economy”

  • impact on the future of the Canadian insurance industry
  • coverage and liability issues arising out of ride-sharing (Uber), home-sharing (AirBnb) and delivery (Flex) apps to the emergence of “peer-to-peer” lending
  • how these shared services are structured and regulated
  • insurance issues that have emerged in Canada and the US arising out of the “gig economy”

Jonathan D. MeadowsHarper Grey LLP, Vancouver
Daniel J. ReidHarper Grey LLP, Vancouver

Mediation in the Insurance Context

  • how insufficient insurance or lack of insurance impacts the mediation
  • approaches to multi-party insurance coverage issues
  • pointers on mediating the coverage dispute

Mary Ellen BoydSingleton Urquhart LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Handling Your First Arson Defence Case For An Insurer

  • making the decision to deny and conducting the investigation
  • litigation privilege
  • presenting the case
  • the burden of proof
  • pitfalls for counsel

David BilkeyBilkey Law Corporation, Kamloops

Homeowner's Policies and the Family Member Exclusion

  • is an insured covered for injury to a family member?
  • The BC Supreme Court held that coverage applies: Gill v. Ivanhoe Cambridge
  • the Ontario Court of Appeal refused coverage based on the same family member exclusion

Christopher RhoneBranch MacMaster LLP, Vancouver