Date: October 3, 2018 Length: Full Day 9am - 4:30pm Where: Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St. Vancouver Cost: CDL Members $414.75 Non-Members $540.75 Accreditation: Approx 5 hours CPD
Chaired by: Mark Virgin, Stevens Virgin LLP & Alison Hopkins, Sound Law
Michael Hewitt,Harper Grey Defending Fraudulent Claims
The presentation will address counsel's role in unique features of fraudulent insurance claims that relate to:
Julie K. Lamb & Marie Willcock, Guild Yule Practical issues that arise in insurance coverage disputes
Reservation of rights letters, form of proceeding, disclosure of documents, admissible evidence, how the playing field changes with bad faith allegations
Representing insureds by providing ILA in limits cases
Michael Parrish,Fasken Managing Multi-Party Litigation: Bringing Order to Chaos
A review of the legal and practical issues often arising in multi-party and multi-action litigation. The talk will cover substantive, procedural and strategic aspects of prosecuting and defending multi-party and multi-action litigation. The course will make reference to Canadian law generally on the substantive issues and British Columbia law largely on procedural issues. Topics will include: pleadings, procedure, third party claims, case management, insurance, negotiating and settlement.
Alan Ross, Partner, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Disability Claims Developments
Punitive and Aggravated Damages (what else!?)
Awards of Special Costs/Solicitor Client Costs
23andme: Life Insurance in the age of DNA testing
Impact of Insurance (Vehicle) Act amendments
Michele Trask, RN, BSN, MIPH, Adjunct Professor, UBC School of Nursing and Providence Health Care Managing future capacity to earn income in the health care field
Introduction to Health Care in BC
What happens when a health sector employee is injured and cannot work?
What happens if an employee cannot return to their job?
Requesting documents from health employers:
Jason McDaniel, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, ICBC Legislative Reform for Motor Vehicle Injury Claims - An ICBC Perspective
Jason will provide an overview of the legislative changes to the Insurance (Vehicle) Act
and Civil Resolution Tribunal Act and anticipated changes to ICBC’s handling and defence of injury
claims arising from motor vehicle collisions.
Justice Neena Sharma, Supreme Court of British Columbia A View From the Bench
Justice Sharma shares her observations of counsel’s performance in her courtroom and pointers on how insurance defence cases could be better presented.