*Campbell v Gordon

Insurance – Employer's liability insurance. The Supreme Court held that a person could not be made indirectly liable for breach of an obligation imposed by statute on someone else, including on a company. There was no basis in case law or in statute for looking through the corporate veil to the directors or other individuals through whom the company acted. Accordingly, the second respondent director of the first respondent company would not be held liable for the company's failure to have had in place adequate employer's liability insurance in respect of the appellant's workplace injury.

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