Ouran Li

Ouran Li

Ouran joins the Vancouver office of Dolden Wallace Folick as an Associate Lawyer after completing his Articling term at the firm.

He has appeared at the BC Supreme Court and argued contested applications at the BC Provincial Court.

Ouran has worked alongside senior counsel and partners in the firm on a variety of insurance defence and coverage matters, including the following:

Coverage and Insurance Disputes

  • Prepare reservation of rights letters following the analysis of various policy wordings including CGL, D&O, E&O, auto, and homeowners;
  • Prepare coverage opinions where property damage and “loss of use” claims were made against CGL policies containing Business Interruption Endorsement;
  • Assisted in preparation of opinion to CGL insurer of the prospect of a cost sharing agreement, claim for contribution and indemnity, and equitable contribution against competing D&O insurer that issued policy containing an “other valid and collectible insurance” clause;

Property Damage and Subrogation

  • Attend examinations for discovery involving flooding to strata property following a standpipe fire suppression test;
  • Successfully negotiated full and final resolution of claims involving flooding caused by below surface construction activities, bursting of waterpipes, failure of water filtration systems, and faulty workmanship and installation;

Bodily Injury

  • Assisted in efforts to inform insurers of the impact of ICBC’s enhanced care regime on motor vehicle accident claims and commercial host liability;
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to determine whether liquor establishments, nightclubs, and restaurants are vicariously liable for actions of their employees in various incidents involving assaults or motor vehicle accidents;
  • Prepare WCAT application to determine whether plaintiff’s injuries were sustained during course of employment;

Construction and Strata

  • Attend petition hearing to determine whether strata’s refusal to grant installation of air conditioning system was significantly unfair;
  • Draft mediation brief on behalf of surveying company that was sued by a prime contractor in a construction deficiency claim;
  • Conduct interview of structural engineer who performed site inspections in a construction deficiency action;
  • Provide views on quantum in matter where geotechnical consultant was alleged to have been negligent in providing structural opinion in foundation preparation;
  • Obtain a stay of proceedings in Provincial Court strata-related matter on the basis that CRT exercised exclusive jurisdiction;

Education:

  • Bond University (JD Class 1 Distinction, 2020)
  • Tsinghua University (Exchange Semester, 2020)
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology (Law Clerk Diploma, 2011)
  • Queen’s University (BSc., 2008)

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • The Advocates’ Society

Ouran Li's practice areas include:

 

Property Damage

Construction

Coverage

Directors and Officers Liability

Professional Liability

Subrogation

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