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Part 1: September 23, 2020 at 9:00am Zoom Webinar Series

PART 1: Markham v. AIG – The Duty to Defend and Equitable Contribution

Topic:             Markham Vs. AIG – The Duty to Defend and Equitable Contribution

Date:               September 23, 2020

Time:               9:00am

Length:            1 Hour

Speakers:        Laura Day – BLG and Shaneka Taylor – Boghosian Allen LLP

Description:    Markham v. AIG – The Duty to Defend and Equitable Contribution

In Markham vs. AIG Insurance Company of Canada, 2020 ONCA 239, the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed a dispute between two insurers regarding the extent of their respective duties to defend a municipality, including the apportionment of defence costs and their roles in participating and controlling the defence of the claim.  The case arose as a result of an accident which occurred at a hockey arena owned by the municipality but rented to Hockey Canada and one of its hockey associations.  The municipality had both a commercial general liability policy of insurance and was an additional insured under the hockey club’s policy of insurance with AIG.  The case raises important issues for municipalities including the apportionment of defence costs and the ability to participate in the defence of the case.

Special Notes – Please log on to the meeting 10 minutes prior to the start, as the presentation will begin promptly at 9:00am 

 **Please remember that workshops are for members only, so do not share this link with anyone who is not part of the SPIAO membership**

Part 2: October 28, 2020 at 10:00am Zoom Webinar Series

PART 2: How litigation has been affected by COVID-19 and Court Rule changes

Topic:            How litigation has been affected by COVID-19 and the Court Rule changes

Date:              October 28, 2020

Time:              10:00am

Length:           1 Hour

Speaker:         Charles Painter, Partner – Paterson MacDougall LLP

Description:   How litigation has been affected by COVID-19 and Court Rule changes

Public Sector Litigation during COVID-19 has changed significantly in a very short period of time, presenting challenges to many risk managers and the lawyers they work with.  Technology combined with creativity can help manage these.  Charles Painter of Paterson MacDougall LLP with be presenting on this timely topic, providing insights and sharing recent experiences before the Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal for Ontario, including Pre-Trials, Motions, Discoveries and Appeals.

Special Notes – Please log on to the meeting 10 minutes prior to the start, as the presentation will begin promptly at 10:00am 

 **Please remember that workshops are for members only, so do not share this link with anyone who is not part of the SPIAO membership**

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