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By John Singleton, Edmundo Guevara
Folklore has it that George Washington confessed to his father that he had cut down a cherry tree by stating "I cannot tell a lie"—thus setting an easily calculable standard of honesty for future generations.
By Scott Brearley
Everyone wants to protect his or her own interests but effective protection can be challenging to achieve.
By Stephen Berezowskyj, Scott Brearley
Most insurance coverage disputes involve policy language that fails to define clearly the respective rights and obligations of the parties. In a recent case, however, the British Columbia Supreme Court needed to take an additional step—it first had to determine which documents comprised the insuring agreement before it could interpret the policy’s language.
By Mark Stacey, Mitch Dermer
In 2008 the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia passed the Economic Incentive and Stabilization Statutes Amendment Act, a bill intended to protect registered savings plans of debtors from creditors.
By John Singleton, Scott Brearly
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Progressive Homes Ltd. v. Lombard General Insurance Company of Canada represents a major change in the law as it relates to a general liability insurer’s duty to defend a contractor against a claim in which it is alleged that the contractor’s work or materials are defective and have resulted in damage to other components of the project for which the contractor was contractually responsible.