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 ONLINE EVENT | JULY 9, 2020 | 12PM - 1PM EST 



As businesses seek to manage the financial impact of the pandemic through recourse to insurance coverage, policy interpretation claims with insurers can lead to disagreements and disputes. This webinar will examine what types of actions are likely to move forward, potential liability exposures, and what sectors are most likely to be impacted. How might lawsuits playout before the courts? What impact will this have on insurance policy coverage going forward?

  • What actions have been brought against the industry to date?
  • Discuss the nuances of coverage claims and the impacts on liability exposure
  • Lines of insurance most exposed – which parts of the industry are most impacted?
    General liability, property and add-ons such as business interruption
          -Breaches of fiduciary duty claims and D&O policies
  • Actions for denial of coverage - policy language and interpretation, and claims of bad faith
          -Lines of defense
  • Case law guidance
  • Influence of US actions on the Canadian market
  • How might government measures impact decisions?
  • Impacts on future policy coverage terms, exclusions, and language
  • Class actions against insurers – examine the current state of affairs


Justine Forsythe
Associate | Whitelaw Twining Law Corp.

Justine joined our team in 2007 and practices general insurance defence litigation with an emphasis on personal injury claims and coverage matters. She has successfully defended and resolved personal injury and property damage actions, professional liability claims in the defence of real estate agents, and transportation claims. She has a track record of successful defence at trial, by summary trial and mediation. Justine enjoys applying reasoning and judgment to the interesting legal issues in her areas of expertise. Her success in negotiations, mediations and the courtroom can be attributed to her organized and efficient approach. One of Justine’s cases was used in the White Book as an important precedent respecting Summary Trial practice. Justine practices out of Victoria. In her downtime, Justine dedicates her time to her two children. Her family enjoys
hiking together and spending as much time as possible outdoors.


Jason Mangano
Partner | Blaney McMurtry LLP

Unfailingly responsive, Jason is a “go-to” resource for clients who need timely and practical legal advice from an experienced courtroom litigator. Clients appreciate Jason’s ability to quickly get to the heart of their matter and provide a pragmatic, effective solution. Jason acts as lead counsel in a broad range of complex multi-party insurance coverage litigation, construction defect disputes, directors’ and officers’ claims, professional negligence and technology errors and omissions. He has been recognized as one of Lexpert® Magazine's 'Leading Lawyers to Watch' in Commercial Insurance.

Jason's insurance coverage practice encompasses court room application and opinion work in respect of all types of first party and third party liability policies. He has extensive experience with directors and officers, commercial general liability, business interruption, errors and omissions, cyber and automobile policies.

Jason has been successful at all levels of court in Ontario.


Nina Bombier
Partner | Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Nina is a partner at Lenczner Slaght. Her litigation practice covers commercial, professional negligence and insurance matters. She has litigated many complex commercial, insurance coverage and regulatory cases, in addition to defending many medical malpractice actions. Nina has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Federal Court and Supreme Court of Canada. She appears regularly before administrative tribunals and boards, as well as arbitrations. Nina is a former clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. She is a leader of the Toronto Advocates’ Society’s Personal Injury and Insurance Practice Group and a regular speaker and contributor to legal education conferences and trial advocacy courses.


Andrew N. Epstein
Associate Counsel | Lindsay LLP

Andrew has been providing legal advice to the insurance industry and self-insured corporations for more than 25 years.

He has extensive experience in multi-party litigation, including construction disputes; catastrophic bodily injury claims; subrogation of property loss claims; and coverage disputes, including defending coverage opinions in court. He has also handled claims relating to class actions, professional liability and directors’ and officers’ liability.

Andrew is a frequent and popular speaker at legal and insurance industry conferences and author of numerous papers of interest to the industry.

With a mixture of practical experience, a common sense approach and a deep knowledge of the relevant law, Andrew is ready to assist you with whatever your legal needs require.



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