Class Action Lawsuits

CIP Society Seminar

Insurance Institute of BC, 800 W. Pender Street, #1110, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2V6 [Map]
Date and Time: October 11, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am PST

Location Change to: Insurance Institute of BC

8am Check-in | 8 - 9am Hot Breakfast Buffet | 9 - 11am Seminar


Class-action lawsuits are generally complicated as they are costly to initiate, involve a large number of plaintiffs, and are time intensive. What does that mean for the insurance industry? Our legal experts will provide insight on how both insurers and claims professionals can manage the challenges experienced with these types of lawsuits. Brokers can gain a better understanding of class actions to assist clients who face potential class action exposure with obtaining appropriate insurance coverage.


  • Learn more about the "basics" of class action lawsuits including steps in the process and the timeline
  • Discuss the importance of providing a reliable opinion
  • Identify risks and pitfalls to keep clients informed and improve your practice
  • Examine the various factors the court considers in class action settlements

    AUDIENCE | Brokers, adjusters, insurers


    Brent Rentiers , Partner, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP
    Brent practices out of the firm’s Kelowna office where he handles litigation matters throughout BC’s Interior Region. His insurance defence practice focuses on property and construction damage, professionals accused of negligence, and commercial host, liquor and recreational liability, including serious bodily injuries stemming from these latter types of claims. Brent is also experienced in defending insurer’s coverage positions, Occupiers Liability claims, out-of-province insured automobiles and handling employment practice liability matters.

    Emily Unrau, Associate,  Dolden Wallace Folick LLP 
    Emily joined the firm in 2015 after articling and practicing with a boutique insurance defence and class action firm in Vancouver. Emily’s practice focuses on insurance defence litigation including personal injury, property damages, occupiers’ liability and professional negligence. Her representative work includes defense in professional negligence claims, personal injury claims, including motor vehicle claims and occupiers’ liability claims, product liability and property damage claims, and subrogation claims.

    Number of Continuing Education Credits:  2 Technical
    Please be aware that tardy arrival or early departure to/from the seminar will preclude IIBC from issuing a CE certificate for this seminar.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, October 5

    Fees: The price for this seminar includes hot breakfast buffet and GST.
    $125 CIP Society Members (Graduates)
    $150 IIBC Members
    +$80 Non-Members - IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2019) is applicable. Please register manually.

    Corporate Rate: $115 per Attendee for corporate groups of 8 or more (membership is additional for non-members). To register with a corporate rate, please contact Winnie  in advance at .

    Manual Registration: Please download and complete our Manual Registration Form [pdf]   and return it via email to Winnie at

    Cancellation Policy: No Refunds. Participant substitutions accepted 48 hours prior to seminar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the seminar due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, registration fees will be refunded.