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SCC Decision: October 19, 2007

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Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co. v. Herbison, 2007 SCC 47
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(Insurance / Automobile Insurance / Causation)
H was accidentally shot by another member of his hunting party, and sued to recover under the shooter's automobile insurance policy, since the shooter had been driving immediately before shooting.  Although the insurance policy applied to damages arising "directly or indirectly" from the operation of the vehicle, the Court dismissed the claim.  The Court found that the shooting was a separate, interrupting act that broke any causal chain.
Majority/dissent: 9/0