Lauren Furukawa has been practicing exclusively in defence litigation since her call to the bar in 2012. She specializes in insurance litigation spanning a wide variety of matters including coverage disputes, professional negligence, products liability, property damage and bodily injury.
Lauren has represented clients before administrative tribunals and all levels of Ontario court including the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal.
Lauren’s practice areas include:
Coverage & Coverage Litigation
Providing coverage opinions under all types of insurance policies including CGL, Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability and Property Policies.
Successfully defending coverage disputes in favour of insurers.
Defending a variety of professionals including engineers, contractors, and health care professionals in errors & omissions litigation
Liquor and Commercial Host Liability
Defending commercial hosts, including nightclubs, restaurants, pubs and taverns in claims involving liquor liability
Employment Practices Liability
Defending employers against claims of wrongful dismissal, violations of the Human Rights Code and the Employment Standards Act
Sports and Recreation Liability
Representing sports clubs, athletic organizations and participants in sporting events in all manner of claims including personal injury and property suits
General liability, property and product liability
Representing a broad range of insureds under general liability policies on numerous matters including occupiers’ liability and product liability claims
Professional and Community Affiliations
- Canadian Defence Lawyers Association
- Professional Liability Underwriting Society
- Volunteer, Hospital for Sick Children
First Condo v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2020 ONSC 1309
First Condo v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2020 ONSC 146
Benson v. Walt, 2018 ONCA 172
N.N. v. Allstate, 2018 CanLII 141007
R.D. v. Aviva, 2018 CanLII 140988
N.N v. Allstate, 2017 CanLII 148382
R.D. v. Aviva, 2017 CanLII 81579
Bonilla v. Preszler, 2016 ONCA 759
Bonilla v. Preszler, 2016 ONSC 1411
K.A. and G.S., 2011 CanLII 13027