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June 12, 2015

Celia Fergusson presents in RMC’s webinar ‘What is a car?’

Celia Fergusson, an associate of Fillmore Riley LLP, will offer a Manitoba legal perspective during Risk Management Counsel of Canada’s (RMC) webinar What is a car?

Across the country, each jurisdiction has different perspectives on what it considers to be an automobile and what constitutes proper use of an automobile.

Celia, and lawyers from other jurisdictions across the country, will address the following:

  • How each province defines an automobile
  • The status of vehicles such as ATVs, dirt bikes, farm tractors, modified skateboards, back hoes and golf carts in each jurisdiction
  • A look at each jurisdiction's perspective on “proper use and operation of a vehicle” in a range of scenarios including loading and unloading, deliberately running someone over, break in chain of causation, shooting from a car and dropping rocks from an overpass.

The webinar will provide participants with an update on the most recent case law affecting the definition of an automobile and an understanding of the tests each region uses to determine when victims can make an auto insurance claim and apply for benefits.

To register for the webinar, held on June 23, 2015, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT, please click here.