The Fundamentals of Property and Liability Insurance Law (YLD) (Archived Video Stream) 

Oct. 30, 2012
Toronto Online


This is the archived version of a program presented on Oct. 30, 2012.  This will not become available until 2 weeks after the orginal program date.  To order this format please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button.   

Learn how to spot, analyze, and apply the law to property and liability insurance issues. This archived video provides you with materials that summarize and condense fundamental topics, issues and leading cases. Learn how to recognize different types of property and liability insurance policies and coverages. Gain knowledge of property and liability insurance concepts and terminology used in the industry. Navigate complex policy definitions and wording in personal lines and commercial lines insurance, and more. Our line-up of experts will assist you to attain a comprehensive understanding of property and liability insurance fundamentals for optimal results.

Program Chairs:

Krista Groen, Samis & Company
Jeffrey M. Minicucci, Barrister & Solicitor

  Introduction to Property and Liability Insurance
  • Basic insurance concepts
  • An overview of the industry in Canada
  • Corporate structures and organization
  • The insurance regulatory framework and key regulatory concepts
  • A glossary of insurance terms

Rajiv Joshi, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

  Introduction to Claims-Made and Occurrence-Based Insurance Policies
  • Understand the critical differences between claims-made and occurrence-based insurance policies
  • Ethical issues arising from potential settlements in claims-made vs. occurrence-based policies

Aleksandra Zivanovic, Hughes Amys LLP


Judicial Interpretation of Liability Insurance Policy Exclusions

  • How exclusions work in insurance contracts
  • The contra proferentem rule
  • Ethical issues arising from insurance exclusion determinations

R. Lee Akazaki, C.S., Gilbertson Davis Emerson LLP

  The Duty to Defend and the Obligation to Indemnify
  • The distinction between the two obligations
  • The scope of the duty to defend vs. the obligation to indemnify
  • The significance of each obligation
  • The method of determining the defence duty
  • Potential conflicts of interest between representing insurer clients vs. insureds

Louise James, Genest Murray LLP

  The Lost Art of Subrogation
  • Understanding the concept of subrogation within the context of property claims
  • Uninsured losses and ethical issues regarding the obligations owed to the insured in subrogation cases

Lee Samis, Samis & Company

  Product Liability Claims
  • Understanding the common types of product liability claims from an engineering perspective
  • How an expert can assist in product liability cases

Gary Howard, Consulting Engineer, Safety and Forensic Engineering Inc.

  Quantifying Damages
  • How to determine general damages
  • Standards of proof
  • Quantifying losses
  • How to calculate pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and disbursements
  • Ethical issues involving personal injury settlements

Fiona Brown, Miller Thomson LLP

  Insurance Litigation and Jury Trials
  • When to elect a jury trial
  • Presenting a case to the jury
  • Ethical issues arising in jury cases

Alfred Kwinter, Singer, Kwinter



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