Yearly Archives: 2018

Theft of an Unlocked Car is Foreseeable; Dangerous Driving by a Teenage Car Thief is (Probably) Not

In Rankin (Rankin’s Garage & Sales) v. J.J., 2018 SCC 19, the Supreme Court of Canada held that “[a] business will only owe a duty to someone who is injured following the theft of a vehicle [from its premises] when, …

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Saadati: Expert Evidence Not Needed to Prove Compensable Mental Injury

In Saadati v. Moorhead, 2017 SCC 28 [Saadati], the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) held that it is not necessary for a plaintiff to adduce expert evidence establishing an identifiable medical diagnosis in order to recover for …

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Blue Mountain Log Sales Ltd. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2017 BCSC 1872

The duty to defend is not limited by the requisite elements of a cause of action

When deciding whether an insurer owes a duty to defend an action, the courts will take an expansive approach based on the “mere possibility” …

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