Monthly Archives: March 2012

Risky Business: BCSC Rejects Pre-Trial “Time on Risk” Allocation of Defence Costs

In the recent decision of Lombard General Insurance Company of Canada v. 328354 B.C. Ltd., 2012 BCSC 431 the Supreme Court of British Columbia  addressed for the first time the issue of whether an insurer’s obligation to fund the costs …

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ICBC Found in Bad Faith and Hit with Punitive Damage Award: McDonald v. ICBC 2012 BCSC 283

Bad faith claims against insurers and subsequent awards of punitive damages have become more common in Canadian case authority. However, the majority of the reported bad faith decisions involve an insurer’s denial of a first party claim and there are …

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