Monthly Archives: April 2006

Injured Boy Not “Buyer” of Bicycle, So Sale of Goods Act Doesn’t Apply

   In Resch v. Canadian Tire et al., a 15 year old boy was seriously injured in a bicycle accident. He sued the manufacturer and the vendor of the bicycle. In an interesting ruling, the trial judge, Superior Court Justice Nancy Spies, held … Continue reading

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Cavanagh Again Makes LEXPERT’s “Recommended” List of Commercial Insurance Lawyers

For the second consecutive year, Steve Cavanagh was one of a small group of eastern Ontario lawyers who were rated by LEXPERT magazine as “Recommended” in the field of “Litigation–Commercial Insurance”. The others were David Scott and Bruce Carr-Harris of … Continue reading

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Law Firm Entitled to $60,000 Fee Premium for Converting Client’s $1M Liability Into $150,000 Profit

The law firm of Kramer Henderson had a very good day today. It had appealed an assessment officer’s refusal to allow a $60,000 fee premium from their former client. Superior Court Justice John Belleghem allowed the firm’s appeal and found … Continue reading

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Late Reporting Defeats Claims Under Two Claims-made Policies

 In Brelih et al. v. The St. Paul Companies Inc. et al., a decision of Madam Justice Joan Lax of the Ontario Superior Court, it was held that the insured’s delay in reporting a claim resulted in there being no … Continue reading

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C.A. Narrows CGL’s “Your Work” Exclusion

 In an important decision released this afternoon, the Court of Appeal held that the “your work” exclusion in a CGL policy (often referred to as a “business risk” exclusion) did not apply where the complained-of work had been performed by … Continue reading

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