Category Archives: Fires

Tort issues in actions arising out of fires.

Manufacturer Not Liable for Fire Resulting from Misuse of Product

  Mr. Justice Gordon Sedgwick handed down an interesting decision last week in a products liability case. In Tudor Inn Reception Hall (1992) Ltd. v. Merzat Industries Ltd., a fire occurred at an Ottawa banquet hall in 1999. The owner had … Continue reading

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Careless Smoking a Nuisance

We have attached a copy of the reasons for judgment in Kinsmen et al. v. Walker Estate, a decision of Mr. Justice Denis Power that was handed down last week. Our firm acted for the plaintiffs in this subrogated claim for … Continue reading

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No Liability for Fire

Nothing earth-shattering about Goodliff v. Woodcock, but it is the latest case to deal with “accidental fires”. Usually, it’s the landlord’s insurer suing the tenant (and running into the body of caselaw where implied waivers of subrogation have frequently been … Continue reading

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