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Canada 2022
Nationwide - Canada Insurance: Dispute Resolution
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About

Provided by Lenczner Slaght

In this highly developed practice area, we cover all facets of insurance litigation. Our lawyers draw on extensive trial and appellate experience to advise clients on the spectrum of policy, coverage and defence matters.

With three decades of experience, Lenczner Slaght has a proven record in litigating coverage cases among and against insurers involving issues including trigger of coverage, allocation of defence and indemnity, covered/excluded claims, obligations among primary and excess insurers, reinsurance, drop-down matters and run-off coverage.

We have provided counsel in reinsurance disputes in many forums and are frequently engaged in cases where insurance carriers face questions around policy interpretation, bad faith, punitive damages, and other areas of insurance, including alienated premises exclusion, cleanup costs as damages, expected or intended damage or injury, known loss, late notice, "other insurance" issues, owned property exclusions, post-acquisition coverage and pollution exclusion (sudden and accidental, as well as absolute).

Drawing on our litigation experience, we are also retained to defend significant matters including class action defence, disputed directors’ and officers’ liability, environmental and property damage claims, large product liability claims, professional negligence and all manner of commercial liabilities.

No matter how challenging the dispute, we’re ready to help.

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Insurance: Dispute Resolution - Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for

Lenczner Slaght is a prominent Toronto-based litigation law firm that has a robust contentious insurance practice. The team acts for numerous high-profile corporations, with notable areas of expertise including fidelity, professional negligence and construction insurance disputes, with its reputation extending to class actions as well as single-plaintiff claims. It is additionally well versed in other areas including political risk, environmental liability and cyber coverage.

Strengths

Sources describe the firm as comprising "fantastic litigators."

Interviewees note the team's "very talented lawyers."

Work highlights

A Lenczner Slaght team led by Nina Bombier represented the intervenor - Insurance Bureau of Canada - in an appeal regarding an award of lost profits to the plaintiff Nordion, arising from the shutdown of a nuclear reactor and related interruption to its isotopes supply.

Notable practitioners

Toronto-based Nina Bombier is a key contact for the insurance litigation team at Lenczner Slaght

Based in Toronto, Glenn Smith is a well-regarded insurance litigator with significant experience in a broad range of areas including product liability, D&O and cyber insurance.
"He has a very good reputation." "He is very well regarded for his work ethic and courtroom skills."