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What is Considering Coverage?


This website provides a regular review and update of new decisions and developments in Canadian law specifically relating to liability and property insurance coverage. 


The updates should be of particular interest to insurers, lawyers, and other professionals who consider commercial general liability, wrap-up liability, professional liability, directors’ errors and omissions, business interruption, and property and casualty insurance policies. 


Aaron K A Peterkin is a tenure track Assistant Professor (Teaching) at Haskayne School of Business.  He teaches SGMA 395 Business Law for Strategic Decision-Makers.  

Aaron earned a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and a Master of Laws (International Commercial Law) from the University of Nottingham in England.  Aaron returned to Canada and undertook further studies at the University of Manitoba's Robson Hall Faculty of Law.

Aaron has 19 years of experience as a practicing civil litigator with a specific focus on insurance coverage.  Before joining the University of Calgary, Aaron was a partner at a western Canadian law firm.  He provided coverage advice to Canadian, American and European insurers and underwriters.  His practice included the defence of coverage actions, priority disputes amongst insurers, and construction defect litigation.

Aaron has conducted trials before the Alberta Court of King’s Bench, Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. Aaron has also conducted applications, motions and appeals in courts throughout Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba.


Aaron also taught Insurance Law as a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta Law School.

Professional bio: 

A few reported decisions:

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc v Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, 2017 MBCA 101:

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, 2016 MBQB 185


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