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Most innovative North American law firms 2016: Making a difference

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Originality8
Rationale8
Impact8
Total innovation score24
CommentThe firm created an important precedent in professional liability cases by overturning existing case law that said insurers could not rely on exclusions in a policy when denying a defence to an insured. Instead, the Supreme Court agreed that an insurance contract in its entirety should be considered when an insurer’s duty to defend is considered.