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British Columbia Court of Appeal confirms a strict two-year limitation period to commence third-party claims

February 24, 2021 | Fareeha Qaiser, Derek Odgers

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction The Court of Appeal in Sohal v. Lezama, 2021 BCCA 40 (“Sohal”) recently held that a court does not have the discretion to permit a third-party notice for contribution and indemnity (“contribution”) if the limitation period has expired under...

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The Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA): Increasing accountability and transparency

February 16, 2021 | Jaclyne Reive, Kristin Dosen

MT Cybersecurity Blog

In a recent MT Cybersecurity Blog, we discussed Bill C-11, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (the “CPPA”), which was introduced on November 17, 2020, by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry with the aim of modernizing federal privacy law...

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“Made in Canada” – What is happening to Privacy by Design under the CPPA?

February 5, 2021 | David Krebs, Samantha Santos

MT Cybersecurity Blog

“Privacy by Design” has long been understood as the “gold standard” of data protection and at the core of how to sustain privacy rights in the digital age. It is a concept that can be said to have been “made...

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Superior Court of Quebec dismisses authorization to institute a class action pursuant to the dispute resolution provision of insurance policy

January 29, 2021 | Nicolas Sacha Nesviginsky

MT Insurance Law Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in litigation, particularly in the context of class actions. In 2020, applications for authorization to commence class actions have been made notably against nursing homes,1 insurers2 and airline companies.3 In 9369-1426 Québec inc. (Restaurant Bâton...

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UK Supreme Court judgment on COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case

January 15, 2021 | Eric S. Charleston

MT Insurance Law Blog

Today, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others. This judgment was the result of a “leap frog” appeal whereby the FCA and certain insurers...

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Consent and the business activities exemption: A dive into the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA)

December 29, 2020 | Lisen Bassett, Kelly Harris

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Now in its Second Reading, Bill C-11, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (“CPPA”), is moving ever closer to adoption. The opening remarks by the Bill’s sponsor, MP Navdeep Bains, emphasized the law’s focus on control and consent with the aim...

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Leave to appeal duty to defend issues denied by Supreme Court of Canada

December 8, 2020 | Karen L. Weslowski, Matthew Wray

MT Insurance Law Blog

Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal decisions of the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Ontario Court of Appeal, respectively, regarding the duty to defend.  As a result, the appellate decisions stand and are discussed below....

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Canadian privacy law 2.0: Artificial intelligence (AI) and Bill C-11, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act

December 7, 2020 | Myron Mallia-Dare, David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

In a recent announcement, the Canadian federal Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) released a report containing recommendations on how AI should be treated under Canadian privacy law, and what protections need to be in place to ensure AI applications reach...

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Rempel Estate v. Dudley: Curative Powers found within the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c 13

December 1, 2020 | Alexander Swabuk

MT Estate Litigation Blog

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently released an important decision regarding the curative powers of section 58 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c 13 (“WESA”) with respect to non-compliant documents that constitute a deceased’s testamentary intention....

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The dawn of Canadian Privacy Law 2.0: The Consumer Privacy Protection Act introduced

November 19, 2020 | David Krebs, Kelly Harris

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The long-awaited overhaul of federal private sector privacy law, as outlined in our previous blog post, is finally here. The Digital Charter Implementation Act was introduced for First Reading on November 17, 2020, as Bill C-11. If enacted, the new...

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