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With a team of 40 insurance lawyers and decades of collective experience, Field Law is one of the major insurance firms in Alberta and the Northwest Territories for many of North America’s leading insurers. In addition to our core practice dedicated to defending insurance claims, Field Law has extensive experience preparing coverage opinions and pursuing subrogated claims on behalf of multinational and local insurers.

In Western Canada, circumstances can – and often do – change in the blink of an eye. We have a passion for the insurance industry that drives us to help clients mobilize and respond to these frequent changes quickly and effectively. Some of our lawyers have previously worked in-house for insurers. This translates into an understanding of industry trends and operations, billing protocols and reporting practices which helps support our ability to provide collaborative and timely solutions when our clients are most vulnerable.

The longer a file is open, the more likely that the opportunity to seize the ideal, cost-efficient outcome will slip away. We will help you design a creative resolution strategy to minimize cycle time and manage costs, resulting in a better client experience, both for you and your insureds. We have the versatility to assemble the appropriate team of lawyers for sophisticated, high-exposure cases, and those that are less so. Regardless of the case’s complexity or potential exposure, our goal remains the same – explore the most efficient, cost-containment solution available, but when necessary, fight relentlessly to achieve the best result at trial. 

Being a Field Law client includes many benefits and opportunities. We constantly evaluate and advance our technology infrastructure to ensure our clients take advantage of the most cost-efficient approaches to file management. We also provide regular publications, email bulletins and learning seminars that allow you to stay current on trends in insurance law and dispute resolution, plus casual, off-the-clock discussions and firm community events to help us to get to know you and your business better.

We manage complex insurance matters including:

  • Industrial Losses
  • Personal Injury
  • Defamation
  • Disability + Life Insurance
  • Errors + Omissions
  • Reinsurance
  • Fire Loss
  • School Liability
  • Government

 

Nelson v. City of Grande Prairie, 2018 ABQB 537
Arc Line Construction Ltd v Smith Trucking Services (1976) Ltd, 2018 ABQB 448
Alberta Motor Association Insurance Company v Aspen Insurance UK Limited, 2018 ABQB 207
Steer v Chicago Title Insurance Company, 2018 ABQB 28
DECISION Piikani Naton v. Kostic 2017 ABCA 399, ABCA 399
Meghji v Ippolito, 2017 ABPC 7
HVC Canada Ltd v. EllisDon Construction Services Inc., 2016 ABQB 602
HVC Canada Ltd. v. EllisDon Construction Services Inc., 2016 ABQB 105
Cranbrook (City) v. Gabriel Construction (Alberta) Ltd., 2014 BCSC 2280
MGN Constructors Inc. v. Axa Pacific Insurance Company, 2012 ABQB 561
V.A.H. v. Lynch, 2009 ABCA 104, Alberta Court of Appeal
Zubick v. Alberta Teachers' Association, 2009 ABCA 136, Alberta Court of Appeal
Dhaliwal v. EPSB, 2008 ABQB 429, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Fullowka v. Royal Oak Ventures Inc., [2008} N.W.T.J. No. 27, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Opal v. Boyd, 2008 ABCA 25, Alberta Court of Appeal
Shipanoff v. Landry, 2008 ABQB 212, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Zubick v. Alberta Teachers' Association, 2008 ABCA 388, Alberta Court of Appeal
Zubick v. Alberta Teachers' Association, 2008 ABQB 582, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Zubick v. Alberta Teachers' Association, 2008 ABQB 241, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Zubick v. Alberta Teachers' Association, 2008 ABQB 5, Alberta Court of Queen's Benchv
InnerSense International Inc. v. University of Alberta, [2007] A.J. No. 270, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Opal v. Boyd, 2007 ABQB 373, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Sra v. Zhu, [2007] A.J. No. 706, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Wainwright (Town) v. G-M Pearson Environmental Management Ltd., [2007] A.J. No. 1083, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Wainwright (Twon) v. G-M Pearson Environmental Management Services Ltd., [2007] A.J. No. 1083, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Abramski v. TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., [2006] A.J. No. 191, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Base v. Hadley, [2006] N.W.T.J. No. 3, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Besler v. Dillabough, 2006 ABCA 232, Alberta Court of Appeal
Fullowka v. Royal Oak Ventures Inc., [2006] N.W.T.J. No. 24, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2006] A.J. No. 925, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Ms. R. v. Mr. W., [2006] A.J. No. 1609, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Purba v. Ryan, 2006 ABCA 229, Alberta Court of Appeal
Purba v. Ryan, 2006 ABQB 127, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Weyerhauser Co. v. Jenner (c.o.b. Magic Welding), [2006] A.J. No. 169, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Fullowka v. Royal Oak Ventures Inc., [2005] N.W.T.J. No. 57, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Fullowka v. Royal Oak Ventures Inc., [2005] N.W.T.J. No. 57, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Henson v. Champion Feed Services Ltd., 2005 ABQB 215, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Kallal v. Optimum West, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2005] A.J. No. 1718, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2005] A.J. No. 1717, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2005] A.J. No. 1717, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Tapia v. Harrish, [2005] A.J. No. 1345, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Base v. Hadley, [2004] N.W.T.J. No. 23, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Condominium Corp. No. 7921945 v. Cochrane, 2004 ABPC 4, Provincial Court of Alberta
Fullowka v. Royal Oak Ventures Inc., [2004] N.W.T.J. No. 64, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2004] A.J. No. 1160, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2004] A.J. No. 1160, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Schoff v. Royal Insurance, 2004 ABCA 180, Alberta Court of Appeal
Synod of the Diocese of Edmonton v. Lombard General Insurance Co. of Canada, 2004 ABQB 803, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Fullowka v. Royal Oak Ventures Inc., [2003] N.W.T.J. No. 48, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Henson v. Champion Feed Services Ltd., 2003 ABPC 204, Provincial Court of Alberta
Rockwell v. Klopstra, [2003] A.J. No. 686, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Adam v. Beaver, [2002] A.J. No. 1437, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Dacro Industries Ltd. V. Lombard General Insurance Co. of Canada, [2002] A.J. No. 95, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Dear v. Styre, [2002] A.J. No. 691, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Lastiwka v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc., [2002] A.J. No. 1352, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Lombard General Insurance Co. of Canada v. Varco Canada Ltd., [2002] A.J. No. 945, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Medicine Hat (City) v. Continental Casualty Co., [2002] A.J. No. 350, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Toronto Dominion Bank v. Real Estate Council of Alberta, [2002] A.J. No. 75, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd., [2002] S.C.C.A. No. 102, Supreme Court of Canada
Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd., [2002] A.J. No. 291, Alberta Court of Appeal
Evans v. Rustad, [2001] A.J. No. 1744, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Sunshine Village Corp. v. Canada (Minister of Environment), [2001] A.J. No. 651, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Willier v. Lajeunesse, [2001] A.J. No. 1357, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Wong v. Mejia, [2001] A.J. No. 665, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Wood Buffalo (Regional Municipality) v. Scottish & York Insurance Co., [2001] A.J. No. 1650, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Dear v. Styre, [2000] A.J. No. 1334, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Guinan v. Northwestel Inc., [2000] N.W.T.J. No. 56, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Guinan v. Northwestel Inc., [2000] N.W.T.J. No. 57, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Malik v. Alberta Motor Association Insurance Co., [2000] A.J. No. 1203, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Ron's Electric Ltd. v.  Burke, [2000] A.J. No. 1304, Alberta Provincial Court, Civil Division
Ron's Electric Ltd. v. Harder Burke, [2000] A.J. No. 336, Alberta Provincial Court, Civil Division
Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd., [2000] A.J. No. 495, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd., [2000] A.J. No. 1122, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd., [2000] A.J. No. 1152, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Williamson v. Best Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd., [2000] A.J. No. 495, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Baker v. Yacyshen, [1999] A.J. No. 1289, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Robertson v. BHP diamonds Inc., [1999] N.W.T.J. No. 52, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Shum v. Mitchell, [1999] A.J.No. 1105, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Stewart v. Fort McPherson (Hamlet), [1999] N.W.T.J. No. 91, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Tanar Industries Ltd. V. Outokumpu Ecoenergy, Inc., [1999] A.J. No. 919, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Spenrath v. McKenzie, [1998] N.W.T.J. No. 86, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Wild Rose School Division No. 66 v. Bert Pratch Construction Co., 1998 ABQB 831, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Valic v. Northwest Territories Housing Corp., [1997] N.W.T.J. No. 53, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Check v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, [1995] A.J. No. 1400, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Izzard Estate v. Robinson's Trucking, [1994] A.W.T.J. No. 35, Northwest Territories Supreme Court
Modern Livestock v. Kansa General Insurance Company, 157 A.R. 167, Alberta Court of Appeal
Reid v. Stein, [1994] A.J. No. 875, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Rohr (Guardian of) v. Hosack, [1991] A.J. No. 1020, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
July 2018
Case Summary: Gharbi v. Summit Acceptance Corp.
Defence + Indemnity
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench enumerated the factors to consider in determining whether the provision a dealership’s loaner vehicle to a customer qualifies as a leased/rented vehicle or a mere courtesy loan for the purposes of determin...
July 2018
Case Summary: Temple Insurance Company v. Sazwan
Defence + Indemnity
Where the conduct of the insureds was in issue in the underlying actions and with respect to coverage under the policy, policy limits covered only 5% of a multimillion dollar claim and an acrimonious relationship existed between the insureds and the in...
July 2018
Case Summary: Parent v Northbridge General Insurance Corporation
Defence + Indemnity
Loss of a reasonable opportunity to investigate and defend a claim due to the Insured’s extreme delay in reporting the incident to their Insurer constituted prejudice to the Insurer such that the Judgment granted against the Insured not enforceab...
July 2018
Case Summary: Rankin (Rankin’s Garage & Sales) v. J.J.
Defence + Indemnity
A garage was found not liable for injuries caused by the thief of one of its vehicles because the fact that it was reasonably foreseeable that vehicles might be stolen from its premises does not make it reasonably foreseeable that the stolen vehicle wo...
July 2018
Case Summary: Du v. Jameson Bank
Defence + Indemnity
A bank customer who was defrauded when hackers accessed his email account to instruct a bank to make unauthorized wire transfers was unable to recover his money from the bank, which followed instructions sent to it by email (as it was allowed and requi...
July 2018
Case Summary: Capelet v. Brookfield Homes
Defence + Indemnity
A Plaintiff’s claims for psychological and physical injury arising from the discovery of mould in his home (which had been rectified within a few months) ten years in the past were summarily dismissed. Even if his emotional problems could be attr...
July 2018
Case Summary: Waissmann v Calgary (City)
Defence + Indemnity
Whether or not an occurrence report filled out by an employee after an accident, required by the employer’s rules, is privileged depends on the employer’s intention (dominant purpose) in promulgating the rules – a specific intent on t...
June 2018
Municipal Minute: Case Comment on McAllister v. Calgary
June 2018
Priority Among Insurers in an Alberta Rental/Leased Vehicle Claim
The Six Circles of Hell
June 5, 2018
A Primer – Occupational Therapy
Seminars
Insurance Seminar
Join Field Law's Sharon Stefanyk and Occupational Therapist Gillian Bagg for an opportunity to learn from an occupational therapist experienced in providing expert opinion regarding a person’s physical capacities and their ability to particip...
May 2018
Minor Injury Regulation Changes
Insurance Alert
Changes to the Minor Injury Regulation (AR 123.2004) (“MIR”) are expected shortly, which clarify certain misinterpretations of the wording of the MIR to date.
May 2018
What is the Duty of Care owed by Bailee of a Vehicle to Innocent Third Parties on the Road?
Insurance Alert
Does a garage owner owe a duty of care to a third party who comes onto the businesses private property, steals a vehicle and is injured in a subsequent motor vehicle accident? The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that “a business will only owe a...
April 2018
Case Summary: Tree-Techol Tree Technology and Research Co. v Via Rail Canada Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
An Insured has no obligation to include an Insurer’s subrogated claim in an action to recover losses in excess of its insurance coverage.
April 2018
Case Summary: Tuffnail et al v Meekes et al
Defence + Indemnity
A claimant is not required to sue all tort-feasors in order to collect under the OCPF 44 Endorsement (and the Alberta SEF 44 Endorsement).
April 2018
Case Summary: Oliveira v. Aviva Canada Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a decision that a hospital insurer owed a duty to defend a hospital employee sued for the privacy tort of inclusion upon seclusion, as such was an “invasion or violation of privacy” or an “invasion o...
April 2018
Case Summary: Core Ventures Inc v Trio Chute Inc (Aluminum Planet)
Defence + Indemnity
Where the lease specifies that the Landlord is obligated to take out fire insurance, the tenant is presumed to generally from the insurance proceeds (even where the fire is caused by the tenant’s negligence) and clear language in the lease is nec...
April 2018
Case Summary: Biggar v. Enns
Defence + Indemnity
In rear-end collisions the trailing driver is not always liable; the Court is to consider the factual circumstances in each case: the speed of the trailing vehicle, the distance between the vehicles, the actions of the trailing driver before the emerge...
April 2018
Case Summary: Stefanyk v Sobeys Capital Incorporated
Defence + Indemnity
A tenant of a shopping centre may be an “occupier” of a sidewalk in front of its leased premises in some circumstances, or owe visitors a common law duty of care regarding same, but it is not negligence to put a bicycle rack at that locatio...
April 2018
Case Summary: Jones v. I.F. Propco
Defence + Indemnity
An Ontario court declined to order a personal injury Plaintiff who had posted pre-accident activities on her public Facebook profile to produce her  private profile, even where she planned to call witnesses to testify to the differences between he...
April 2018
Case Summary: Nasr Hospitality Services Inc. v Intact Insurance
Defence + Indemnity
The Court, applying Ontario’s appropriateness factor under the Limitations Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 24, Schedule B., found the limitations period was did not begin to run until the insurer denied the claim under the insurance policy, sometime after ...
April 2018
Case Summary: Glover v. Leaky
Defence + Indemnity
An admission of liability in an action is not a formal admission binding the party making it in a subsequent action relating to the same accident, but is only evidence in the second action to be attributed such weight as the Court decides.  Thus, ...
April 2018
Cannabis: Insurance Implications
Seminars
CICMA/CIAA Education Conference
February 2018
Case Summary: Hartley v Security National Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
An Ontario plaintiff was held to be able to look to his OPCF 44R insurer to pay his damages in excess of a liability cap in the U.S. state where the accident occurred up to the OPCF 44R limits but not for the plaintiff’s U.S. legal fees.
February 2018
Case Summary: Aviva Insurance Company of Canada v Intact Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
The Court held that a duty to defend was triggered by pleadings alleging an escape of fuel oil onto neighbouring property despite a pollution exclusion clause in the policies, because the pleaded facts did not allow a determination if the escape fell w...
February 2018
Case Summary: Cardinal v Alberta Motor Association Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
The SEF 44 Endorsement is not a standalone policy and exclusions in the underlying policy apply to it such that a claimant passenger of a stolen vehicle is entitled to benefits if he/she did not know nor ought to have known that the vehicle was stolen....
February 2018
Case Summary: Vanderveen v Waterbridge Media Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
Employing a video shot of a person jogging on a public jogging path for a commercial sales-pitch video was found to establish the privacy tort of intrusion upon seclusion.
February 2018
Case Summary: Stefanyk v Stevens
Defence + Indemnity
A tenant was found to be an “occupier” of its premises and potentially liable when a dog lunged at a party on the adjacent sidewalk, causing her to fall on the basis of allegedly having allowed a condition or activity on its premises to flo...
February 2018
Case Summary: Stevenson v Thompson
Defence + Indemnity
A Plaintiff was found by the trial judge to have exaggerated her pain levels and to have lied during Questioning and to her health care professionals but was still found at trial to be credible and honest, which resulted in the Plaintiff obtaining a fa...
February 2018
Case Summary: Alberta v Suncor Energy Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
Documents generated for an internal investigation of an accident can be protected by litigation privilege if they were created for the dominant purpose of litigation but that does not mean that every document on the investigation file is privileged &nd...
February 2018
Case Summary: Valard Construction Ltd. v Bird Construction Co.
Defence + Indemnity
Supreme Court of Canada finds obligee/trustee under a Labour and Material Payment Bond breached the fiduciary duty owed to a claimant by failing to disclose existence of the Bond.
January 2018
Understanding Limitations of Liability: Recent Alberta and Canadian Case Law
Canadian Institute: Managing Risk in Construction Contracts & Projects Conference
December 2017
Through the Scratched Looking Glass: Sattva, Ledcor, Teal and Developments in the Law of Contract
Carswell Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2017
December 2017
Case Summary: Middleton v Pankhurst
Defence + Indemnity
In Ontario the Statutory Condition in an auto policy requiring that the driver be “authorized by law” to drive refers to the licensing regime such that breaching driving conditions in a probation order does not render the driver to be unaut...
December 2017
Case Summary: Economical Mutual Insurance Company v Gill
Defence + Indemnity
Where a claim is advanced against a parent in negligence for injury suffered by his child, the family member exclusion clause in the parent’s homeowner’s policy was held to exclude coverage for the parent.
December 2017
Case Summary: Co-operators General Insurance Company v. Kane
Defence + Indemnity
Where the policy excludes coverage for intentional acts, allegations of negligence relating to the same claim will not be excluded from coverage if “it is possible that they were not committed with the same intention or state of mind, being to in...
December 2017
Case Summary: Reeb v. The Guarantee Company of North America
Defence + Indemnity
An insurer-appointed defence counsel will be in conflict of interest if the interests of the insurer and the insured are not in alignment, and in such cases the Court may appoint independent counsel (an amicus curiae or Cumis counsel) to defe...
December 2017
Case Summary: Oliveira v. Aviva Canada Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
A hospital insurer was held to owe a duty to defend a hospital employee sued for the privacy tort of inclusion upon seclusion, as such was an “invasion or violation of privacy” or an “invasion or violation of a right of privacy, withi...
December 2017
Case Summary: Hobin v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company
Defence + Indemnity
The 2009 amendments to the Traffic Safety Act and the Insurance Act with respect to the liability of a renter, lessor or lender of a vehicle were intended to cap their vicarious liability for the driver’s negligence at $1 mill...
December 2017
Case Summary: Larizza v. The Royal Bank of Nova Scotia
Defence + Indemnity
A landlord conducting a credit check on a prospective tenant without their knowledge or consent does not amount to the privacy tort of intrusion upon seclusion, as the Ontario statute authorized a credit check in the circumstances and a reasonable pers...
December 2017
Case Summary: R v Shah
Defence + Indemnity
After the first reported decision on drones in Canada, the drone operator was found guilty of flying his drone "in a manner hazardous or likely hazardous to aviation safety" under section 602.45 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations ...
December 2017
Case Summary: Baker v Poucette
Defence + Indemnity
Where a plaintiff is held to suffer a negative loss (i.e. has had a “gain”) under one head of damage, that gain is not to be offset or deducted from another head of damage where the plaintiff has suffered a loss.
November 2017
Sandra Corbett, QC recognized with a Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Award
For Leadership in the Profession in Private Practice
Sandra Corbett, QC, has won a 2017 Women In Law Leadership (WILL) Award in the area of Leadership in the Profession (Private Practice). The Award recognizes and applauds lawyers in private practice who has shown extraordinary leadership and a commitmen...
October 2017
The Brick Warehouse LP v Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
October 2017
Birss v Tien Lung Taekwon-Do Club
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
October 2017
Hudye Inc v Rosowsky
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
October 2017
Bruff-Murphy v Gunawardena
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
October 2017
Case Summary: Vermilion & District Housing Foundation v Binder Construction Limited
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
August 2017
Defence + Indemnity - August 2017
August 2017
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018
25 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
25 Lawyers from Field Law Recognized in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2018 Field Law is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers have been included in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Three of these lawyers are new additions a...
June 2017
Defence + Indemnity - June 2017
February 2017
Defence + Indemnity - February 2017
February 2017
The MIR and the Charter
January 2017
CPP Disability Benefits: To Deduct or Not to Deduct
December 2016
Defence + Indemnity - December 2016
October 2016
Defence + Indemnity - October 2016
October 2016
Civil Litigation in Alberta - Surprises, Secrets and Strategies
Presentations
September 2016
Long Lasting and Difficult to Eradicate: An Update on General Damages Awards for Chronic Pain in Alberta
August 2016
Defence + Indemnity - August 2016
July 2016
Alberta Government Updating 2004 Auto Insurance Reforms
July 2016
Police Access to Accused Statements to the Insurer
July 2016
If Your Expert Doesn’t Know the Product he is Testifying on, You’re Gonna Have a Bad Time
June 2016
Defence + Indemnity - June 2016
May 2016
Keeping Your Cards Close To Your Vest
May 2016
Keeping Your Cards Close to Your Vest - Protecting Confidentiality for Statements
May 2016
Bad Faith and Disability Insurance: Update, Traps and Tips
May 2016
Keeping Your Cards Close to Your Vest - Protecting Confidentiality for Statements
April 2016
Defence + Indemnity - April 2016
April 2016
Social Networking in Litigation
March 2016
When the Police Come Knocking: Police  Access to Airbag Control Module Data and the Insured’s Statements
March 2016
Dempsey v. Bagley, 2016 ABQB 124 - Lessors of Vehicles Still Vulnerable Under Workers Compensation Act
March 2016
When the Police Come Knocking: Police  Access to Airbag Control Module Data and the Insured’s Statements
March 2016
When the Police Come Knocking: Police  Access to Airbag Control Module Data and the Insured’s Statements
February 2016
Defence + Indemnity - February 2016
February 2016
River Deep, Deductible High: Home Owners and Condo Insurance
February 2016
Stop - Before You Break New Laws
February 2016
Everyone is Watching - Social Media and Litigation
January 2016
Stop - Before You Break New Laws
June 2016
Accident Investigations
November 2015
Defence & Indemnity - November 2015
October 2015
Police and Adjuster Statements – Admissible or Not?
October 2015
CGL Policies - Basic Information and Current Trends
June 2015
Mediation: Putting the Resolution of Claims Back in the Hands of the Parties
June 2015
Dropping Dead: Rule 4.33
May 2015
Diminished Value Hits a Wall
April 2015
Changes to Court Fees in Alberta
March 2015
Minor Settlements - Beware of the Pitfalls
September 2015
Social Networking in Litigation
December 2014
The Alberta Court of Appeal Expands the Requirements for Describing Privileged Records in an Affidavit of Records
November 2014
Social Networking in Litigation
October 2014
Accelerated Depreciation/Diminished Value
October 2014
Catastrophic Injuries
September 2014
Litigating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims
July 2014
Provincial Court Expected to Increase Financial Limits
May 2014
Changing the Landscape: The Trajectory of Diminished Value Claims in Alberta
March 2014
New Cases in Negligent Supervision
March 2014
Bad Faith Claims: Awareness and Prevention in Claims Handling
January 2014
Paving The Way Forward: Automobile Claims and Diminished Value
January 2014
Legislative Changes in 2013
January 2014
Managing Difficult Diagnoses - Chronic Pain
November 2013
Insurance Law Topics of Interest: Diminished Value
October 2013
Cyber Liability: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet (but not too much)
October 2013
Cyber Liability: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet (but not too much)
October 2013
Cyber Liability: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet (but not too much)
September 2013
Indecent Exposure: Privilege as Applied to Claims Adjusting
September 2013
Indecent Exposure: Privilege as Applied to Claims Adjusting
July 2013
Alberta Court Wipes Out Privilege Over Insured Statements To Adjuster
July 2013
Advanced Payments by Automobile Insurers
July 2013
Auto Claims in Alberta: Recent Trends Relating to the Rules of Court and Minor Injury Regulation
June 2013
No One Needs to Know: The Pierringer Agreement Settlement Amount Need Not Be Disclosed
May 2013
From Open to Business to Screaming Halt - How to Quantify Downtime Claims
May 2013
Joint and Several Liability
April 2013
Housekeeping Damages and Dealing with Difficult Counsel
April 2013
Occupier Liability Trends in Alberta
April 2013
Housekeeping Damages and Dealing with Difficult Counsel
March 2013
Dealing with Difficult Counsel
March 2013
Use of Expert Witnesses at Trial
March 2013
Video Killed the IME Star - The Effect of the New Rules of Court on Defence IMEs
March 2013
A Nightmare Scenario: Psychological Injuries and Assessment of Damages (FULL)
February 2013
Indemnity & Insurance Clauses in Litigation
February 2013
Indemnity & Insurance Clauses in Litigation
December 2012
Insurance Law Issues
October 2012
What to Do When a Major Fire Loss Occurs
October 2012
Up in Flames...How to Prevent Spoliation in a Fire Loss
October 2012
Up in Flames...How to Prevent Spoliation in a Fire Loss
September 2012
Rasouli in the SCC: Redrawing the legal map for end-of-life decision making
July 2012
If a Tree Falls in Quebec, Can Anybody Sue?
June 2012
Material Contribution is the Unicorn of Canadian Tort Law
June 2012
Annapolis County District School Board v. Marshall, 2012 SCC 27
June 2012
Insurance Law Update
May 2012
Costs and Disbursements - An Overview
May 2012
Minor Injury Regulations
May 2012
Alberta Insurance Amendment Act
April 2012
Dealing with Difficult Counsel
April 2012
Insurance Law Update
April 2012
How to Deal With Difficult Counsel
March 2012
One Court, Two Processes: The Interplay of Civil and Criminal Proceedings
March 2012
One Court, Two Processes: The Interplay of Civil and Criminal Proceedings
March 2012
The Sprains and Strains Stay Mainly a Big Pain: The Minor Injury Regulation and Sparrowhawk
February 2012
Alberta Rules of Court
February 2012
Western Canadian Check Up on Auto Reform
January 2012
Sparrowhawk v. Zapoltinsky
December 2011
Minor Injury Regulations
November 2001
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Recent Developments Regarding The Duty to Defend
October 2011
Minor Injury Regulations
October 2011
Condominium Losses - Working With Multiple Policies and Reluctant Property Managers
September 2011
Alberta Workers' Compensation Legislation
September 2011
TMJ and the Minor Injury Regulation
September 2011
TMJ and the Minor Injury Regulation
September 2011
Alberta Workers' Compensation Legislation
August 2011
Summary Judgment and the "CAP" - A New Decision Regarding the Minor Injury Regulation
August 2011
Conduct of a Provincial Court Trial
July 2011
Canadian Health Care System
May 2011
Social/Commercial Host Issues
May 2011
Alberta Rules of Court
March 2011
Cyber Liability - Defamation
February 2011
The Minor Injury Cap
February 2011
Host Liquor Liability
February 2011
Alberta Rules of Court
February 2011
The Minor Injury Cap
February 2011
Moderator: Litigation, Mitigation and Strategies In Between
November 2010
New Rules of Court
November 2010
A New, and Wider, Approach to Duty of Care,  Fullowka v. Pinkerton's of Canada Ltd. 2010 SCC 5
November 2010
New Rules of Court
October 2010
Witness Statements, Traps and Tips for Adjusters
September 2010
Alberta's Minor Injury Regulation
September 2010
Indemnity and Insurance Clauses in Litigation
September 2010
Fire Investigation Course
August 2010
Sprains, Strains and Automobiles
June 2010
Sprains, Strains and Automobiles
June 2010
Surveillance Evidence: Instruction, Disclosure & Use at Trial
May 2010
Windows on the World:  Social Networking Sites and the Law
May 2010
Spoliation
May 2010
Spoliation, Privacy, Privilege
April 2010
Controversial Proposed Independent Medical Examination Rule Likely To Be Amended
April 2010
Minor Injury Regulation
April 2010
Windows on the World: Social Networking Sites and the Law
April 2010
Minor Injury Regulation
February 2010
Fullowka v. Pinkerton's of Canada Ltd.
February 2010
Sprains, Strains and Automobiles - The Cap is Here to Stay
February 2010
Sprains, Strains and Automobiles - The Cap is Here to Stay
February 2010
Sprains, Strains and Automobiles - The Cap is Here to Stay
November 2009
Social Networking Sites
November 2009
Privacy and Surveillance
November 2009
Privacy and Surveillance
October 22, 2009
Host Liquor Liability
October 2009
Impaired Driving Issues in Auto Insurance
October 2009
Impaired Driving Issues in Auto Insurance
September 2009
Surveillance, Privacy, Spoliation and Privilege
September 2009
Surveillance, Privacy, Spoliation and Privilege
September 2009
Surveillance, Privacy, Spoliation and Privilege
September 2009
Surveillance, Privacy, Spoliation and Privilege
September 2009
10 New Rules - Rules of Interest to Examiners in the Final Draft of the New Rules of Court
September 2009
Insurance Amendment Acts B.C. and Alberta
June 2009
The Alberta Minor Injury Cap Webinar
May 2009
Three Sheets to the Wind: Host Liquor Liability in Canada
April 2009
Alberta and B.C. Insurance Amendment Acts
March 2009
Alberta Insurance Amendment Act, 2008
February 2009
Insurance 2008 Year in Review
February 2009
"Indecent Exposure": Privilege as Applied to Claims Adjusting
January 2009
Insurance 2008 Year in Review
January 2009
Discovery Preparation from a Defence Perspective
January 2009
2008 Year in Review
November 2008
Use & Operation of a Motor Vehicle
November 2008
Use of Juries in Civil Litigation
September 2008
Your Insured Has Been Sued for a Loss Intentionally Caused by Someone Else, What is Your Exposure?
September 2008
Life After the Cap (Minor Injury Regulation)
August 2008
Use & Operation of a Motor Vehicle
June 2008
Economic Loss
June 2008
Minor Injury Cap
June 2008
Blurring of the Line Between "Natural Causes" and "Accident"
June 2008
"Use or Operation of an Automobile" After Vytlingam and Herbison
April 2008
The Alberta Minor Injury Regulation: Where the Heck are We Going?
April 2008
Life of a Fire File
March 2008
Life After the Cap
March 2008
"Use or Operation of an Automobile" After Vytlingam and Herbison
2008
Bill 11, Insurance Amendment Act 2008
2008
Bill 11, Insurance Amendment Act 2008
Janaury 2008
Minor Injury Regulation
September 2007
The Minor Injury Cap Trial
June 2007
Scuttlebutt
June 2007
Practice Issues
June 2007
Quantum/Damages Issues
June 2007
Liability Issues
June 2007
Case Law
June 2007
Morrow and Pedersen: Arguments in the Minor Injury Cap Challenge
June 2007
Morrow and Pedersen: Arguments in the Minor Injury Cap Challenge
March 2007
Maternal Tort Liability
February 2007
Various Insurance Topics
February 2007
Limitations Act; Occupier's Liability; Charter Challenge to the MIR
February 2007
Standardizing Limitation Periods for Actions on Insurance Contracts: Where Are We?
2007
Morrow and Pedersen: Arguments Presented at the Minor Injury Cap Challenge
2007
Minor Injury Cap - Argument is the Constitutional Challenge
December 2006
Minor Injury Cap
October 2006
Lynne v. Taylor: A New Standard of Appellate Review in Alberta
October 2006
Minor Injury Cap
September 2006
Public Safety: Responsibilities of the Parking Lot Owner, Operator and the Public
March 2006
The MIR and the Charter
2006
Minor Injury Cap - Implementation
November 2005
Consent to Operate a Motor Vehicle -Liability and Coverage
November 2005
Questionable Coverage - Non-Waivers and Reservations of Rights
October 2005
Update on Liability Defences: Seatbelts, Intoxication, Left Hand Turns & Other Miscellaneous Examples of Contributory Negligence in Motor Vehicle Accident Personal Injury Cases
April 2005
The Trilogy and the Charter
February 2005
Limitations Act
May 2004
The Manufacturer's Duty to Warn: I Wouldn't Eat That If I Were You!
January 2004
Construction Bonding and Insurance Update
December 2003
Various Insurance Topics
November 2003
Blasts From The Past: Discoverability Under Alberta's New Limitations Act
September 2003
Surveillance Evidence: Instruction, Disclosure & Use at Trial
May 2003
Controlled & Controllable: Practice Tips in Bad Faith Claims
April 2003
Host Liability
April 2003
Surveillance Evidence: Instruction, Disclosure & Use at Trial
March 2003
Apportionment of Liability Among Concurrent Tort-Feasors and The Seat Belt Defence in Alberta
January 2003
Privilege Issues in Insurance Bad Faith Actions, Production of Documents
November 2002
Surveillance Evidence: Instruction, Disclosure & Use at Trial
February 2002
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Recent Developments Regarding The Duty to Defend
March 2001
Social Host Liability in the Wake of Hunt v. Sutton Group
2001
Civil Litigation Process
June 2000
Automobile Insurance Issues Relating to Impaired Driving
2000
Civil Litigation Process
November 1999
Update on Occupiers' Liability
September 1999
Traumatic Brain Injury: Recent Trends in Alberta
August 1999
Basic Principles Regarding The Duty to Defend
1999
Joint and Several Tort Feasors, Traps for the Unwary
1995-Present
Presentations for insurer clients on a variety of topics
Periodically
Various courses on Civil Litigation process & Insurance Law