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IT'S THE WAY YOU SAY IT: when Punctuation really Matters

Canada - November 15 2017 As a Brit, educated at an all-girls’ grammar school, grammar and punctuation were very important, the pinnacle of punctuation marks being the comma…

The Times They Are A-Changin': More Important Stuff on Expert Witnesses

Canada - August 16 2017 It is trite to say that the hallmark of the Canadian judicial system (and of most common-law jurisdictions) is fairness. In pursuit of preserving that…

It's Privileged: Should Litigation Privilege attach to pre-litigation Adjusters' Files?

Canada - December 19 2016 Litigation privilege serves to protect from disclosure, documents that came into existence (a) after litigation has been commenced, or (b) when…

‘DIY': Experts Must Write Their Own Reports

Canada - April 11 2017 Recently, I received a report from an engineering expert, which was poorly written: bad grammar and organization, unnecessarily long, and missing…

The Correct Approach to the Interpretation of Boilerplate Policy Wording in Canada

Canada - November 2 2016 On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada released its highly anticipated decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity…