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By William S. Cherry, III
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An Ontario court recently refused to apply the American "Stonewall" principle, which would hold insurers financially responsible to pay for damages in years when insurance against the relevant risk was unavailable.
The CCPSA substantially revises the existing legal scheme in Canada for "consumer products".
There are important implications for those who import, manufacture and sell products in Canada.
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