Paul Brett

Paul Brett
Paul Brett’s practice is restricted to civil litigation and transportation matters arising in the Provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Paul conducts a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis on insurance defence, coverage and regulatory matters, including general liability, errors and omissions, products liability, life and health, reciprocal exchanges and motor transportation law.

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Paul Brett’s practice is restricted to civil litigation and transportation matters arising in the Provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Paul conducts a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis on insurance defence, coverage and regulatory matters, including general liability, errors and omissions, products liability, life and health, reciprocal exchanges and motor transportation law.


Education:

McMaster University, 1971
University of Manitoba, LL.B. 1975

Call to the Bar:

Manitoba, 1976 Saskatchewan, 1985 Ontario, 1993

Representative Matters :

Paul serves as counsel for several liability insurers in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.

Achievements:

Listed in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for Insurance Law.

Other Speaking Engagements:

Farm Liability - Risk Management, Canadian Association of Farm Advisors, November 2014
Regular presenter at insurance industry seminars and continuing education initiatives.

Community Involvements:

Former Member of the Board of Directors for Maples Multiplex Centre Inc.
Former Member of the Board of Directors for Maples Community Centre Inc.
Former Member of the Board of Directors of Point North Project Inc.
Former Member of the Board of Directors for St. James Canadians Junior Hockey Club


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  • In its January 2011 decision in Gulka Enterprises Ltd. v Bayer CropScience Inc. ("Bayer"), the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench ruled in favour of the producer, Gulka Enterprises Ltd. ("Gulka"), awarding compensation for damage resulting from chemical harm caused to Gulka's flax crop by Bayer's herbicide, Buctril® M ("Buctril M"), when tank-mixed with Fusion® at recommended rates to control weeds.

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  • The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) comes into effect on June 20, 2011. The Act is a sweeping piece of legislation, governing anyone who manufactures, imports, advertises or sells a consumer product. The definition of “consumer product” is broad and means any product, including its components, parts and accessories, that may reasonably be expected to be obtained by an individual to be used for non-commercial purposes, including domestic, recreational and sports purposes, and includes the packaging.

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  • Storing historical information indefinitely represents a significant cost and inconvenience. However, documents relating to insurance coverage should be preserved at all costs, since lost or destroyed insurance records can have devastating results.

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  • This guide is part of the Lex Mundi Global Practice Guide Series which features substantive overviews of laws, practice areas, and legal and business issues in jurisdictions around the globe. This particular guide discusses insurance in the province of Manitoba with respect to insurance law.

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