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Jorge P. Segovia
Partner
Legal Assistant
BIO

Jorge Segovia is a partner in our St. John’s office. His litigation practice includes the defence of various claims, including professional liability and personal injury actions. His insurance practice includes coverage, defence and subrogation proceedings. Jorge provides coverage opinions and general advice involving various insurance policies (including commercial general liability, builders’ risk, employment practices liability, directors and officers liability, automobile and various property policies).

Jorge has appeared at all levels of court in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has represented clients at numerous mediations and settlement conferences.

Experience

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BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • Newfoundland and Labrador (1993)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University

Education

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.A. 1989)
  • Dalhousie University (LL.B. 1992)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Defence Research Institute
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.
  • Canadian Bar Association

Lectures & Presentations

  • “Indemnity, Hold Harmless and Insurance Clauses”, Cox & Palmer’s Insurance Law Seminar, May 8, 2012, St. John’s, NL.
  • “Judging a Risk by its Cover(s): A Review of Overlapping Insurance Coverage Issues”; 6th Annual Insurance Coverage Symposium, Canadian Defence Lawyers, February 12, 2010, Toronto, Ontario.
  • “Employer’s Dream: Insurer’s Nightmare! Employer’s Liability: The Need for a Canadian Model”; 35th Annual RIMS Canada Conference, September 13-16, 2009, St. John’s, NL.
  • “Use or Operation of a Motor Vehicle: The Evolving Two-Part Test and the Implications for Automobile and Liability Insurers”; 4th Annual Insurance Coverage Symposium, Canadian Defence Lawyers, February 28, 2008, Toronto, Ontario.
  • “Specific Issues of Condominium Insurance”; Condominiums and Insurance: Panel Discussion, Insurance Institute, October 19, 2007, St. John’s, NL.
  • “Confirmation of Actions and the Effect on Limitation Periods”; Cox & Palmer’s Insurance Law Seminar, June 1, 2007, St. John’s, NL.
  • “Insurers, Estoppel and Limitation Periods / Ryan v. Moore: The Supreme Court of Canada Upholds the Limitation Defence”; 2nd Annual Insurance Coverage Symposium, Canadian Defence Lawyers, February 23, 2006, Toronto, Ontario.
  • “Emerging Issues in Insurance Law”; Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (NL Chapter), November 12, 2002, St. John’s, NL.
  • “Class Actions: The Newfoundland Perspective”; Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson Insurance Law Seminar, September, 2002, St. John’s, NL.

Law Society Memberships

  • Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
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