Regina Cold Storage v. Gerling Global, (1979) 4 Sask.R. 13 (CA)

Judge:Culliton, C.J.S., Woods and Brownridge, JJ.A.
Court:Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
Case Date:June 26, 1979
Jurisdiction:Saskatchewan
Citations:(1979), 4 Sask.R. 13 (CA)
 
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Regina Cold Storage v. Gerling Global (1979), 4 Sask.R. 13 (CA)

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Regina Cold Storage Ltd. v. Gerling Global General Insurance Co.

(No. 6831)

Indexed As: Regina Cold Storage Ltd. v. Gerling Global General Insurance Co.

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal

Culliton, C.J.S., Woods and Brownridge, JJ.A.

June 26, 1979.

Summary:

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Insurance - Topic 5364

Property insurance - Accident insurance - What constitutes an accident - The plaintiff's business machinery was damaged by water when a sudden unprecedented rain storm occurred in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1975 - The plaintiff claimed against its insurer under accident coverage in an insurance policy - The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal affirmed that the insurance company was liable to the plaintiff under the policy - The Court of Appeal stated that the circumstances constituted an accident for purposes of the policy because the plaintiff's damage resulted from an unlooked for mishap or untoward event which was neither expected nor designed.

Words and Phrases

Accident - The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal discussed the meaning of the word "accident" as found in an accident insurance policy.

Cases Noticed:

Straits Towing Limited et al. v. Walkem Machinery & Equipment Ltd. et al. and Canadian Indemnity Company (third party), [1973] 5 W.W.R. 212, affirmed by Supreme Court of Canada, 3 N.R. 523; [1975] 5 W.W.R. 510, refd to. [para. 6].

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company v. Evelyn Isobel Stats., 14 N.R. 444; [1978] 2 S.C.R. 1153, refd to. [para. 6].

Counsel:

Ronald L. Barclay, for the appellant;

Gerald L. Gerrand, Q.C., for the respondent.

This appeal was heard by CULLITON, C.J.S., WOODS and BROWNRIDGE, JJ.A., of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, on May 23, 1978.

The judgment of the Court of Appeal was delivered by CULLITON, C.J.S., on June 26, 1979.

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