Erin VanderVeer  

Associate

Executive Summary

Erin VanderVeer is an associate in BLG's litigation department who brings an insightful and deliberate approach to advocating on behalf of her clients. Her practice focuses on class actions, insurance and tort law, municipal and police liability, and product liability.  

Her litigation practice is centered on defending municipal police services from tort actions and claims involving alleged Charter violations, as well as defending municipalities from various infrastructure maintenance and design claims.  Erin's product liability practice is centered on defending manufacturers and suppliers in various industries.

Erin appears regularly before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and the License Appeal Tribunal.

Representative Work

Erin's litigation experience includes:

  • Defending municipal police services from tort and Charter claims
  • Defending municipalities from tort, maintenance, and infrastructure claims
  • Defending telecommunications providers
  • Defending manufacturers and distributors in product liability claims
  • Class actions
  • Insurance defence in the motor vehicle context, including accident benefits

Recent decisions:

  • Drew v. Walmart Canada Inc., 2016 ONSC 8067
  • 16-003190 v. The Personal Insurance Company, 2017 CanLII 39672

Publications & Presentations