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IIBC – Trending Topics in Tort Law: Occupiers’ Liability (Okanagan)

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by Insurance Institute of BC
May 30, 2017
Best Western Plus Kelowna | 2402 Hwy 97 North | Kelowna | V1X 4J1

Occupiers’ liability is a large exposure for many insureds. We will explore the recent trends and case law developments as they apply to this area of insurance. Join our team of legal experts from Dolden Wallace Folick LLP as they discuss the trends in damage awards for bodily injury claims and provide an overview of developments regarding the enforceability of waivers in an occupiers’ liability context.

• Discuss the factors considered by the court in deciding whether occupiers are liable
  – Define “occupier” for the purposes of the Occupiers’ Liability Act
  – Review the duty of care owed by occupiers
  – Summarize defences available to occupiers
  – Provide practical tips for defending occupiers’ liability claims
• Review trends in bodily injury claims and factors that will inflate damages significantly
  – Provide practical tips for identifying claims that may result in bigger losses
  – Identify creative heads of damage that may be asserted by Plaintiff’s counsel and which heads have received judicial ‘traction’
  – Summarize what to expect in actions involving multiple claims and tortfeasors
  – Provide tips for minimizing exposure on complex claims
• Discuss the evolving legal landscape relating to liability waivers – what they must include to be effective – and when they will not be effective
  – Understand the importance of a properly implemented “waiver protocol” as a key aspect of enforceability
  – Consider the issues relating to waivers executed by or on behalf of minors

SEMINAR PRESENTERS – from Dolden Wallace Folick LLP
Janis McAfee – Partner
Emily Unrau – Associate
Amelia Martin – Associate

Time: 8:45am – 12pm PST

Price (includes coffee service, light breakfast snacks & GST):
$125 CIP Members
$150 IIBC Members
$230 Non Members (includes IIBC Membership expiring May 31, 2018)

CE Credits: 3 Technical

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 24

Contact Winnie Hon, Seminars & Events Coordinator, Insurance Institute of BC
T: 604-681-5491 x21

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