Monthly Archives: June 2011

Alberta Bound?: BCCA declines Jursidiction

From an insurance law standpoint, the recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision of Dembroski v. Rhainds 2011 BCCA 185 breaks little new ground and is simply a template application of well-settled conflict of law (jurisdiction) principles. However, the decision is …

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The Winds of Change: BCCA addresses the Insurance Brokers Duty of Care

In the recent decision of Beck v. Johnston, Meirer Insurance Agencies Ltd. 2011 BCCA 250 the British Columbia Court of Appeal unanimously upheld a trial court’s finding that an insurance broker breached their duty of care and that the …

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A Ruff Day for Insurers: Bulldog Bag Ltd. v. AXA Pacific 2011 BCCA 178

In the recent decision of  Bulldog Bag Ltd. v. AXA Pacific 2011 BCCA 178, the British Columbia Court of Appeal addressed the “own product / loss of use” exclusion and in doing so, arguably, greatly restricted it’s potential application.

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