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By Lisa La Horey, Pamela Connolly
In its much-anticipated decision, Childs v. Desormeaux Canada’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada, has unanimously held that a social host does not generally owe a duty of care to a third party injured by a guest who has consumed alcohol.
By Doug McInnis, Theresa Hartley
The duty to defend intentional torts under liability insurance policies continues to preoccupy Canadian courts despite two Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decisions released in 2000, wherein the court considered the duty in the context of the tort of sexual assault.
By Doug McInnis, Eleni Maroudas
In this age of electronic communication, the expense of defending litigation involving internet activities, particularly those involving cross-border issues, can be alarming.