NS Legislative Report, Fall Sitting – Update October 16

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If at First You Don’t Succeed… : Fennelly v. Lloyd’s...

Fennelly v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2021 NLSC 160, involved an application by the First and Second Defendants, Lloyd’s Underwriters (“Lloyd’s”) and Anthony & Associates Inc. (“Anthony”), pursuant to Rule 40.11 of the Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986, S.N.L. 1986, c. 42, Sch. D, to dismiss the insured Plaintiff’s claim for want of prosecution. This was […]

Defence of Slip, Trip and Fall Liability Claims 101

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, a panel of Cox & Palmer insurance lawyers from across the region presented our Defence of Slip, Trip and Fall Liability Claims 101, which covered a review of the fundamentals of the law, including evidentiary basics, standards, approaches and strategies associated with the defence of slip, trip and fall liability […]

Newfoundland and Labrador’s COVID-19 Response – Information for Businesses

This article was revised to include updates as of June 8, 2020 On March 18, 2020, the Minister of Health and Community Services for Newfoundland and Labrador declared a Public Health Emergency under the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act. This declaration continues in effect; along with the accompanying Orders under the Act, and has […]

Bill C-69 – A Slightly Unfinished Work in the Newfoundland...

Background Bill C-69 was passed by the Parliament of Canada in June 2019.[1] It was omnibus legislation, a package of both new legislation and amendments to existing legislation. One of the objectives of Bill C-69 was a complete overhaul of the environmental assessment of large resource projects in Canada. It was, and continues to be, a […]

Proposed Changes to the Automobile Insurance Act and the Insurance...

Proposed changes to the Automobile Insurance Act and the Insurance Companies Act received second reading in the House of Assembly on April 15, 2019. Key changes to the Automobile Insurance Act include: A requirement that an insurer will notify the Registrar of Motor Vehicles of a cancellation or expiration of any auto insurance policy. A […]