This Little Piggie Caused A $24 Million Subrogated Claim

 Wednesday, April 17, 2019

 Canadian Underwriter

A $24.3-million lawsuit by an oil and gas company against a contractor over an accident that spilled 60 cubic metres of oil is one of Canada’s largest-ever subrogated claims, a lawyer for the plaintiff says. In ISH Energy Ltd v Weber Contract Services Inc., Justice Gillian Marriott of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta ruled that Kerrobert, Sask.-based Weber was negligent and in breach of contract. ISH made a claim on its pollution policy after a spill was discovered July 17, 2007. “I believe this is one of the largest ever subrogation trial awards in Canada,” WeirFoulds lawyer Raj Datt, who represented ISH, told Canadian Underwriter last week.