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An “occurrence” is one of the essential conditions required to trigger the insurer’s duty to defend.En décembre 2017, dans le cadre de l’affaire Syndicat Lofts Wilson c. 1061 St-Alexandre, la Cour supérieure a rendu une décision d’intérêt sur l’obligation de défendre de l’assureur et formulé un rappel quant aux conditions essentielles à la mise en œuvre de cette obligation, entre autres, la survenance d’un sinistre au sens de la police d’assurance.http://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/industry/liability/544/an-occurrence-is-one-of-the-essential-conditions-required-to-trigger-the-inAn “occurrence” is one of the essential conditions required to trigger the insurer’s duty to defend.En décembre 2017, dans le cadre de l’affaire Syndicat Lofts Wilson c. 1061 St-Alexandre, la Cour supérieure a rendu une décision d’intérêt sur l’obligation de défendre de l’assureur et formulé un rappel quant aux conditions essentielles à la mise en œuvre de cette obligation, entre autres, la survenance d’un sinistre au sens de la police d’assurance.
Blended Families: The Court of Appeal Resolves the DebateThe Court of Appeal resolved several important liability insurance issues in the context of a blended familyhttp://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/industry/liability/189/blended-families-the-court-of-appeal-resolves-the-debateBlended Families: The Court of Appeal Resolves the DebateThe Court of Appeal resolved several important liability insurance issues in the context of a blended family
Construction defects: Property damage? Accident?The Supreme Court looked at an insurer’s duty to defend its client, a general contractor that had built four buildings and was being sued by the owner for construction defects.http://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/industry/liability/192/construction-defects-property-damage-accidentConstruction defects: Property damage? Accident?The Supreme Court looked at an insurer’s duty to defend its client, a general contractor that had built four buildings and was being sued by the owner for construction defects.
Liability insurance coverage and latent defectsWhat are the damages covered by a Liability Insurance Policy in a claim for latent defects?http://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/industry/liability/186/liability-insurance-coverage-and-latent-defectsLiability insurance coverage and latent defectsWhat are the damages covered by a Liability Insurance Policy in a claim for latent defects?
Property damages and obligation to defendThe Court of Appeal reiterated the definition that should be given to “property damages” in accordance with a Comprehensive General Liability (CGL).http://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/industry/liability/187/property-damages-and-obligation-to-defendProperty damages and obligation to defendThe Court of Appeal reiterated the definition that should be given to “property damages” in accordance with a Comprehensive General Liability (CGL).
Reasonable expectations of the insured: recent judgmentsDans l’affaire Muir c. Magog (Ville de)1, la Cour du Québec (Division des petites créances) est venue rappeler le principe déjà confirmé par la Cour suprême selon lequel, dans certaines circonstances, « les attentes raisonnables des assurés » devront être prises en considération dans l’interprétation d’un contrat d’assurance.http://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/industry/liability/482/reasonable-expectations-of-the-insured-recent-judgmentsReasonable expectations of the insured: recent judgmentsDans l’affaire Muir c. Magog (Ville de)1, la Cour du Québec (Division des petites créances) est venue rappeler le principe déjà confirmé par la Cour suprême selon lequel, dans certaines circonstances, « les attentes raisonnables des assurés » devront être prises en considération dans l’interprétation d’un contrat d’assurance.
The administration of extrinsic evidence when presenting a Wellington motion: towards a tightening of admissible evidence?The extrinsic evidence permitted when presenting a Wellington motion must not open up a debate about the merits of the dispute between the third party who is suing and the insured who is being sued.http://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/industry/liability/475/the-administration-of-extrinsic-evidence-when-presenting-a-wellington-motioThe administration of extrinsic evidence when presenting a Wellington motion: towards a tightening of admissible evidence?The extrinsic evidence permitted when presenting a Wellington motion must not open up a debate about the merits of the dispute between the third party who is suing and the insured who is being sued.
The Concept of Gross Fault Two judgments handed down by the Quebec Court of Appeal in 2012 have raised concerns in the financial services industry.http://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/industry/liability/190/the-concept-of-gross-faultThe Concept of Gross Fault Two judgments handed down by the Quebec Court of Appeal in 2012 have raised concerns in the financial services industry.
The obligation to defend: the case of GéodexOver the course of time the Supreme Court of Canada’s has distinguished the obligation to defend from the obligation to indemnify.http://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/industry/liability/191/the-obligation-to-defend-the-case-of-geodexThe obligation to defend: the case of GéodexOver the course of time the Supreme Court of Canada’s has distinguished the obligation to defend from the obligation to indemnify.
The scope of an insurer’s obligation to defend its insuredWhat is the scope of an insurer’s obligation to defend its insured if the insurance policy only covers part of the acts or omissions alleged in the proceedings?http://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/industry/liability/188/the-scope-of-an-insurers-obligation-to-defend-its-insuredThe scope of an insurer’s obligation to defend its insuredWhat is the scope of an insurer’s obligation to defend its insured if the insurance policy only covers part of the acts or omissions alleged in the proceedings?