Advising your clients about managing risk in an uncertain world!
(Original Course Date: May 26, 2020)
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Who should attend: Insurance counsel, both plaintiff and defence—at all levels of experience. This program will also be of interest to civil litigators generally.
Learning level: All levels
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major disruptive effect on individuals and corporations alike. Individuals have been curtailing travel, shopping, and social gathering. Many businesses have seen a sharp reduction, if not cessation, of commercial relations. Behind this social and economic turmoil lies insurance law. The essential question remains: will insurance coverage come into play?
Will business interruption insurance cover losses caused by COVID-19? This two-part program will review the most important issues and case developments flowing from COVID-19 and its impact on insurance law.
Part 1: What you need to be aware of: The Scope of Insurance Issues
- overview of nature and extent of the impact
- first party and third party claims
- business interruption—different policies
- civil authority and event cancellation
- pandemic coverage
- third party claims and the CGL—coverage/exclusions/tort reform
- travel insurance—coverage and exclusions
- employment law and worker's comp
- cyber claims—new area, unusual wordings
- future outlook
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour (this course does not contain professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Richard B. Lindsay, QC — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
Andrew N. Epstein — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
Nikta Shirazian — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
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