02 / 26 / 2009
The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously rejected an insured’s attempt to avoid British Columbia Courts. The insured wanted a U.S. Court (U.S. District Court, Washington) to interpret its British Columbia insurance policies. The Insured believed it would receive a more favourable interpretation of the policies in Washington State, hence its desire to litigate in that forum. Branch MacMaster represented one of the insurers (Lombard).
View the Supreme Court of Canada judgment by following the link: Lloyds Underwriters v. Teck Cominco.