Risk Management Articles

Recent Articles

  • Damage Awards: Wallman v. Doe

    Mar 29, 2016
    The first paragraph of Mr. Justice Weatherill’s decision in the recent case of Wallman v. Doe says it all: “Occasionally a seemingly innocuous event can have tragic consequences.”
  • Flood Claims: Shelter from the Storm

    Mar 29, 2016
    Flooding, whether it occurs over land or through sewer back-ups, inevitably leads to claims against local governments, which are often blamed for either contributing to the damage or failing to take sufficient safeguards to prevent it.
  • User Group Insurance for Facility Rentals

    Mar 29, 2016
    We often rent out rooms in our recreational facility to private groups for meetings and other events. We require groups to obtain liability insurance for the events as a term of the rental agreement, but we are not always sure they follow through. How are we affected if a group fails to obtain the appropriate insurance coverage in advance of an event?
  • Skateboard Park Signage

    Mar 29, 2016
    Our local skateboard park has a warning sign disclaiming responsibility for injuries occurring at the park. Will this protect us in a lawsuit?
  • Recreational Trails Need Not be as Risky

    Mar 29, 2016
    Are your recreational trails “reasonably marked”?
  • Monitoring of Trees in Local Government Parks

    Mar 29, 2016
    This action arose as the result of a teenage boy falling from a tree in a municipal park. The tree in question was a swamp willow with large limbs growing near its base, located at the rear side of the Kinsmen Park in the Village of Cayuga, Ontario.
  • Swimming Pool Risk Management Tips

    Mar 24, 2016
    With summer approaching and the warm weather already in full swing, it is a good time to consider risk management practices for outdoor swimming pools.