Insurance Law and COVID-19: Part 1

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Advising your clients about managing risk in an uncertain world!

(Original Live Webinar Date: May 26, 2020)

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Who should attend: Insurance counsel, both plaintiff and defenceat 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 interruptiondifferent policies
  • civil authority and event cancellation
  • pandemic coverage
  • third party claims and the CGLcoverage/exclusions/tort reform
  • travel insurancecoverage and exclusions
  • employment law and worker's comp
  • cyber claimsnew 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)

Course Chair
Richard B. Lindsay, QC Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Andrew N. Epstein Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
Nikta Shirazian Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

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Raymond Lee

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