Keith Batten practises litigation, focused on insurance coverage opinions, defence of insurance coverage actions and defence of insurance broker's errors and omissions claims. A partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Keith has acted in defence of numerous insurance broker's errors and omissions claims for major insurance brokerages and professional liability insurers. Claims have involved questions of coverage and interpretation under many forms of policy including commercial property, homeowners, general liability, professional liability, marine, fidelity, surety, entertainment, livestock and automobile.
Keith acts in defence of coverage claims under property and liability policies, and in defence of insurance coverage disputes generally, including mass tort and institutional sexual abuse. He provides coverage opinions on insurance policies including property, general liability and professional liability, including monitoring of coverage and defence issues involving actions under such policies. Keith has acted in such matters before all levels of court in Ontario at trial and appeal, and has acted on leave applications to the Supreme Court of Canada as applicant and respondent.
Other experience includes drafting and review of policy wordings including general and professional liability forms and endorsements.