In a recent decision, the B.C. Supreme Court has confirmed that insurers who issue replacement cost endorsements to property policies are not required to fund replacement of damaged property in advance. Rather, insureds under such policies are required to adhere …Keep reading
Alternative dispute resolution is increasingly being used for settling disputes. As a practical matter, it is now virtually impossible to appeal most arbitral findings, making it clear that claims resolution through arbitration proceedings can entail much greater risk for insurers …Keep reading
In Bahniwal v. The Mutual Fire Insurance Company of British Columbia, 2016 BCSC 422, the BC Supreme Court considered the application of statutory conditions 1 and 4 and a replacement cost endorsement in a homeowners insurance policy. The claim …Keep reading
A new case has just come down that should be of interest where claims are made by infants or others under a disability and there is a third party claim against a family member for their alleged negligence relating to …Keep reading
In West Creek Farms Ltd. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2016 BCSC 48, Mr. Justice Macintosh considered general and specific principles of contractual interpretation to parse an efficacy exclusion clause in which ambiguity was unearthed.
Mardell Greenhouses Inc. (“Mardell”) purchased …Keep reading
The recent B.C. case of Wynward Insurance Group v. MS Developments Inc., 2015 BCSC 324 (“Wynward Insurance”), looks at an insurance policy exclusion clause for damage “caused directly or indirectly” by earth expansion and offers clarification as …Keep reading
Most Insurers are aware of the higher costs associated with litigation where the opposing party is self-represented. High costs can be due to a variety of factors, such as numerous applications, failure to follow procedural steps, irrelevant claims and lengthy …Keep reading