Is an insurer obliged to defend its insured for all damages claimed, even if certain types of damages are excluded from the policy?

December 1, 2023

When an insured claims compensation, the mere possibility that the claim falls within the scope of the policy triggers an obligation, on the part of the insurer, to defend the insured in a litigation dispute.1 However, some claims may involve damages that are not covered, while others are. In this specific case, must the insurer assume the defence costs associated with all claimed items, or can it exclude those incurred for non-covered damages?

Navigating corporate governance for venture issuers in Canada – Part 1: board composition, board committees and essential policies for robust corporate governance

November 24, 2023

Embarking on the journey of going public on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) or the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”) in Canada is a momentous step for emerging companies (also referred to as “venture issuers”). This transition opens up new avenues for capital acquisition and provides access to a broader spectrum of investors. However, with this change comes a set of pivotal responsibilities, especially in the realm of corporate governance. To ensure a seamless transition and instill confidence among stakeholders, venture issuers must meticulously consider corporate governance factors.

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