Insurance Law Conference 2018

Course Date: November 2, 2018

Total: 5h 38min
Total Ethics: 1h

Welcome and Introduction

Vanessa C. Gauthier — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
Richard B. Lindsay, QC
 — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Disbursements: Infinity War—The Ultimate Showdown Over Litigation Expenses

  • an update and discussion on the latest trends in the assessment of disbursements in insurance litigation, including experts, after the event insurance, and many other areas of dispute

Christopher J. Hope — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Waiving Your Life Away: Risk and Responsibility in Canada's Recreation Industry

  • law—a review of current Canadian authorities
  • policy—the rationale behind upholding waivers of liability
  • practice—a primer on defending claims involving waivers

Max R.S. Hufton — Sound Law LLP, Squamish


Are Car Thieves Bad Drivers? Reasonable Foreseeability and the SCC Decision in Rankin's Garage

  • categories of relationships in the reasonable foreseeability inquiry
  • connecting the risk of theft of a vehicle to the risk of bodily injury resulting from an accident involving the stolen vehicle
  • implications for commercial garages—are vehicles inherently dangerous?

Jonathan D. Meadows — Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver

Jurisdiction in a Globalized Tort and Insurance World: The SCC in v. Goldhar

  • hidden pitfalls in coverage
  • where does the insurer get sued
  • personal injury defence issues

Gregory J. Tucker, QC — Owen Bird Law Corporation, Vancouver

Networking Lunch (provided)

Cannabis in Canada—Implications of Legalization for Insurers and Counsel

  • how the insurance industry will address the new risks
  • policy changes and new wording
  • impact on property and casualty underwriting and coverages
  • what will be litigated

Steve Abramson — Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver
Shelley Braun — Intact Insurance Company, Vancouver
Wendy A. Sinclair — Managing Director, Jones Brown Inc., Vancouver

Arbitration in Insurance Coverage Disputes

  • the different look of arbitration in the resolution of insurance coverage disputes from discovery to the presentation of evidence
  • commercial arbitration pros and cons

Murray L. Smith — Smith Barristers, Vancouver


Insurers Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: An Update on the Duty to Defend

  • assessing the duty to defend
  • the pleadings rule and extrinsic evidence
  • recent case law in BC
  • the impact of after-the-event insurance
  • cost implications for an insurer’s incorrect coverage position

Shaun T. Frost — Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver
Aaron Gubeli — Articled Student, Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver

Navigating the Self-Represented Litigant (SRL) Insurance Claim

  • ethical obligations
  • pitfalls
  • strategies for resolution
  • practice tips

The Honourable Mr. Justice Patrice Abrioux — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Kelly A. Rollins — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Closing Remarks

Vanessa C. Gauthier — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
Richard B. Lindsay, QC
 — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver