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Claims Handling With Self-Represented Parties

Whether you are handling a first party claim or a third party claim, managing litigation with a self-represented party (“self-rep”) creates its own set of challenges beyond those expected in the normal course of any claims process.  Often, the self-rep is straightforward, easy to work and resolution comes easily, however, these cases are not Read More

Guide to Litigation in Canada – UPDATED

CBM Lawyers and the other members of Risk Management Counsel of Canada (RMC) have teamed up to produce a Guide to Litigation in Canada. The guide offers an introduction to the key steps to progressing a claim in each Canadian province. The guide will serve as a handy resource for anyone new to Read More

Monday Morning Case Bites for November 23, 2020

Last Week’s Court Rulings from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Court of Appeal and SCC.
Edited by Amanda Kostek & Steven Graham

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada v Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, 2020 ABQB 720
Duty to Defend | Contribution | Unjust Enrichment
Tokio Marine & Nichido Insurance Company v Read More

Bill 41 and the Proposed Changes to the Insurance Act

The government of Alberta recently introduced Bill 41 to update the Insurance Act, proposing various changes to the automobile insurance industry. Some of the critical points of Bill 41, if passed, include:

For matters proceeding to trial:

where the claimed damages are $100,000 or more, limiting parties from calling more than three expert witnesses Read More

Monday Morning Case Bites for October 26, 2020

Last Week’s Court Rulings from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, Court of Appeal and SCC.
Edited by Amanda Kostek & Steven Graham

Downey v Scotia Life Insurance Company, 2020 ABQB 638
Accidental Death Benefits | Exclusion Clauses
The Plaintiff sought to receive accidental death benefits pursuant to her policy issued by the Defendant, Read More

CBM Welcomes Terry Tomkins as Director of Finance

We are very happy to welcome Terry Tomkins CPA, CMA, as our new Director of Finance. Terry is widely known and respected across both the legal and accounting professions in Alberta, having overseen finance operations for a major Alberta firm and a leading national firm for many years. He brings a depth of expertise to Read More