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Pitblado Law | Limitations of Actions

September 29 2021

Limitations of Actions


Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

This webinar will address the following issues:
1. Limitation periods and determining when they start;
2. The new limitation regime brought in by Bill 51, including reductions to the basic and ultimate limitation periods, and extensions by agreement;
3. Claims made insurance, and impacts on projects less than 15 years old; and
4. Q & A.

Presenter: Karen Poetker, BA, MA, LLB
Karen is a litigation lawyer whose practice is focused on civil, construction, insurance and commercial litigation and arbitration. Karen assists clients with a variety of matters, including shareholder disputes, negligence claims and contractual disputes, insurance litigation, and creditor/debtor disputes.

Karen has a particular focus on construction-related litigation, acting for owners, contractors, sub-contractors, architects and engineers in complex construction disputes.

She has appeared at all levels of court in Manitoba, and acts as counsel before arbitrators and administrative tribunals. She has also appeared before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, and regularly negotiates resolutions through private mediation and formal judicially assisted dispute resolution (JADR).

Karen is also a member of Pitblado Law's Executive Committee.