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Insurer has duty to defend in pollution exclusion claim
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • March 14 2017

Because the pleading did not allege sufficient facts about how the pollution escaped from the insured's underground storage tanks, there was a

March 2017 International Trade Compliance Update
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA, Canada
  • March 7 2017

On 22 February 2017, the WTO announced that the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21 year history of the World Trade Organization entered into

February 2017 International Trade Compliance Update
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada, China, European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 20 2017

On 27 January 2017, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2339 (2017) with respect to the situation in the Central African Republic. The Security

Global Government Solutions 2016: Mid-Year Outlook
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, Germany, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 1 2016

As we issue this 2016 Mid-Year Outlook, the global community has begun to wrestle in earnest with the momentous political, economic, and doing

Applications for leave to appeal dismissed - 19 May 2016
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • May 19 2016

Police observed the applicant driving a convoluted route in tandem with a truck to an apartment building and parked in front. The applicant used a

Insurance: The cost of imminent environmental perils
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Canada
  • May 10 2016

When will an expanding plume of heating oil be considered an imminent peril? The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal recently confronted this slippery

Garden View Restaurant Ltd. v. Portage La Prairie Mutual Insurance Co
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • April 19 2016

An insured landowner's appeal seeking insurance coverage for remediation costs resulting from an oil spill on its property was dismissed. 2016 N.S

Precision plating part II: British Columbia Court of Appeal restores effect of absolute pollution exclusion
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 19 2015

In 2014, the British Columbia Supreme Court, in Precision Plating Ltd. v. Axa Pacific Insurance Company, 2014 BCSC 602, held that a purportedly

Pollution resulting from fire is not “pollution”, says BC court
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 27 2014

Virtually every modern CGL policy contains some variation of the "absolute pollution exclusion", which eliminates or severely restricts coverage for

Breton Petroleum Ltd. v. Aviva Insurance Co. of Canada
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • August 22 2014

Absolute pollution exclusion in commercial general liability policy precluded coverage for a claim arising from a spill of home heating oil. 2014 N