Cyber Insurance – A Canadian Perspective

Publication: Cyber Insurance: Lastest Developments in 2016
Date:  March 2016
Area of Focus: Cyber Insurance / Insurance Defence
Author: John L. Davis & Robert Kalanda


U.S. Defendants: Sued in Ontario, Canada? So You Want Out, Eh? Challenging Jurisdiction

Publication: DRI International, the Newsletter of the DRI International Committee
Date:  June, 2015
Area of Focus: Cross-Border Litigation and Jurisdictional Challenges
Author: David Alderson & Andrew Ottaway


Reading Commercial Liability Insurance Policies (like you’ve never read them before)

Publication: Presented to the Canadian Bar Association Yukon Branch
Date:  July 2011 (updated December 2011)
Area of Focus: Commercial Liability Insurance Policies
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Subrogation: Allocation of Recoveries & Expenses in Property Subrogation Cases – Legal, Ethical & Practical Considerations

Publication: Canadian Defence Lawyers “Words Are Important” 7th Annual Insurance Symposium
Date: March 2011
Area of Focus: Subrogation
Author: John L. Davis
Note: If you are interested in this article and its subject matter, please contact John Davis


Undercovered: How the courts are dealing with exclusion clauses in liability policies

Publication: Canadian Insurance Top Broker
Date: January 2011
Area of Focus: Insurance
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Oral Report to the Ontario Bar Association Council

Publication: Ontario Bar Association Council
Date: March, 2010
Area of Focus: OBA
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Strategies for Working with the “New” Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure

Publication: Without Prejudice
Date: February, 2010
Area of Focus: The 2010 Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Previous Publications

Personal Injury Litigation in 2010: Would you like fries with your order?

Publication: The Lawyers Weekly
Date: May, 2009
Area of Focus: Civil Procedure
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Succeeding In Subrogation: Winning Strategies For Stepping Into The Insured’s Shoes

Publication: Canadian Institute’s 8th Annual Conference on Insurance Coverage Disputes
Date: June 2008
Area of Focus: Subrogation
Author: John L. Davis
Note: If you are interested in this article and its subject matter, please contact John Davis


Report of the Ontario Civil Justice Reform Project: First Impressions that Last

Publication: OBA Briefly Speaking
Date: January, 2008
Area of Focus: Civil Procedure
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


The Perils of “Litigation Guardians” under the Limitations Act, 2002

Publication: OBA Civil Litigation Section, Vol. 15, No. 3
Date: Spring, 2007
Area of Focus: Litigation Guardians; Limitations
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Unconscionable Delay of Civil Justice: Is it also Unconstitutional?

Publication: Advocates Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 3
Date: February, 2007
Area of Focus: Constitutional Law
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Peering over the Plaintiffs and Defendants’ Parapets: Redesigning Ontario Rule 49 to Encourage Meaningful Offers of Settlement

Publication: The Advocates’ Quarterly
Date: October, 2005
Area of Focus: Offers To Settle
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


1% Liability: Fact or Fiction of Apportionment in Tort Law?

Publication: The Advocates’ Quarterly
Date: May, 2005
Area of Focus: Apportionment in Tort Law
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Owusu v. Lloyds: Using Arbitration to Turn the Tables on Accident Benefits Fraud

Publication: Without Prejudice
Date: October, 2003
Area of Focus: Fraud and Arbitration
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Effective Examination under Oath under the New Section 33 of the SABS

Publication: Without Prejudice
Date: September, 2003
Area of Focus: SABS Examinations under Oath
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


The Duty to Defend Innocent Family Members from Domestic Tort Claims: Arbitrary Patchwork or Uniform Principle?

Publication: Insight CLE
Date: May, 2002
Area of Focus: Duty to Defend
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Watching the Detectives: the Statutory Authority Of the Fire Marshal, the TSSA and the ESA

Publication: Without Prejudice
Date: November, 2001
Area of Focus: Evidence Preservation
Author: R. Lee Akazaki

Leave It Here at Your Own Peril: The Baffling Meaning of “Care, Custody or Control” in CGL Policies

Publication: Official Journal of the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association
Date: January, 2001
Area of Focus: Commercial General Liability, “Care, Custody or Control”
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Walking through the New Errors and Omissions Minefield in Medical Malpractice Litigation

Publication: Advocates’ Quarterly
Date: December, 1999
Area of Focus: Errors and Omissions
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Spotting the Opportunists: How Y2K Will Take Us Back to Basics in Countering Insurance Fraud

Publication: Without Prejudice
Date: September 1999
Area of Focus: Fraud
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


“Wrongful Birth”: An Ironic Name for a Cause of Action in the Law of Medical Malpractice

Publication: The Advocates’ Quarterly
Date: September, 1999
Area of Focus: Medical Malpractice
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Ryan v. Victoria (City):Keep A Look-Out, Even if You Don’t Run the Railway.

Publication: Without Prejudice
Date: June, 1999
Area of Focus: Common Law Privileges and Minimum Regulatory Standards
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Nostradamus’ Strategy For Millennium Bug Litigation: “I Told You So.”

Publication: Without Prejudice
Date: April, 1999
Area of Focus: Technology Law
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Medical Malpractice in Crisis

Publication: The Advocates’ Quarterly
Date: February, 1999
Area of Focus: Medical Malpractice
Author: R. Lee Akazaki


Illegal Imports into Canada: Is There Coverage for Subsequent Losses?

Publication: Canadian Independent Adjuster
Date: December, 1995
Area of Focus: Coverage
Author: Angela Emerson


Does the Wrong-doing of One Affect the Rights of All?

Publication: Focus on Property and General Liability Insurance, Volume 1, No. 4
Date: November, 1995
Area of Focus: Multiple Assureds
Author: Angela Emerson


Co-Insurance Definitions, Purpose and Applications

Publication: Canadian Independent Adjuster
Date: June, 1995
Area of Focus: Co-Insurance
Author: John L. Davis


Defences of Misrepresentation and Nondisclosure

Publication: Canadian Independent Adjuster
Date: June, 1994
Area of Focus: Misrepresentation and Nondisclosure
Author: Angela Emerson and Larry Gilbertson


ABC’S of Policy Interpretation

Publication: Canadian Institute
Date: May, 1994
Area of Focus: Policy Interpretation
Author: John L. Davis and Larry Gilbertson