Top court widens scope for appeals of insurance contract disputes
Nina Bombier is quoted in the article Top court widens scope for appeals of insurance contract disputes on Canadian Lawyer's website. The article focuses on the September 15, 2016 decision reached in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co.
Nina Bombier, a partner at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP in Toronto, said in an e-mail that since the decision widens the scope of which contractual disputes can be appealed, it may result in more insurance litigation in the short term.
“However, as appellate interpretation of standard form contracts will have greater precedential value, this should eventually reduce litigation and limit future contractual disputes around the standard form clauses,” said Bombier.