McLean v Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company (2012) B.C.S.C. 163

B.C. counsel for a national insurance company providing ongoing advice and representation respecting matters of policy, interpretation, and also as trial and mediation counsel in disputes.

The McLean case involved the interpretation of the meaning of a common carrier rider for the purposes of determining coverage and the benefit payable in a claim brought by the beneficiary of an accidental death insurance policy. The trial judge adopted the interpretation favourable to the insurer. There are few Canadian cases interpreting common carrier provisions in the insurance context and this case is an important ruling for the insurance industry. The case is under appeal.