Miller Thomson blogs

Miller Thomson Blogs put a more conversational lens on Canadian law. See the diverse perspectives of our lawyers here.

Displaying 1-10 of 791

Ransomware trickles down into your supply chain – Kaseya cyberattack highlights cybersecurity risks and business impact

July 9, 2021 | David Krebs, Giovanni Giuga

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Over the July long weekend, Canadian, American, and other international businesses were victims of a far-reaching ransomware attack. The REvil group, a ransomware syndicate also known as Sodin or Sodinokibi, are believed to be behind the attack. This gang’s most prominent...

More

BC waives farm income requirement

June 21, 2021 | Heather L. Jones, Noah Robinson-Dunning

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

On Monday, June 14, 2021, the Government of British Columbia announced that they are waiving the minimum income requirement for farms for the second consecutive year. Prior to the announcement last year, to be classified as a farm in B.C....

More

Deception and Dower: Cases of Dower fraud in Alberta and Saskatchewan

June 9, 2021 | Anna Kosa, Stephen Mulrain, Alissa Ricioppo

MT Estate Litigation Blog

The forms and procedures required in Alberta’s and Saskatchewan’s provincial “homestead legislation” create dower rights, which act as safeguards to protect spouses who do not own their homes (the non-owning spouse) from having their homes sold without their consent. However,...

More

What is a “common law” relationship?

June 9, 2021 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

Family Law Blog

People often refer to themselves as being in a “common law” relationship, or being “common law” spouses, but from a legal perspective, what does that actually mean? This blog post will explore some of the key differences between a “common...

More

Changes in “occupants” found not to be a material change in risk for the purpose of voiding a home insurance policy

May 25, 2021 | Fareeha Qaiser, Matthew E. Wray

MT Insurance Law Blog

The British Columbia Supreme Court in Dubroy v. Canadian Northern Shield Insurance Co., 2021 BCSC 352 held that a home insurance policy was not rendered void because there was no material change in risk arising from a change in occupants....

More

COVID-19 vaccines for kids: What happens when divorced and separated parents disagree?

May 21, 2021 | Caroline Kim, Patricia Fourcand

Family Law Blog

The COVID-19 vaccine has recently been approved for children aged 12 and up. For many teens and parents this is good news and signals a return to pre-COVID life. But what happens when separated parents disagree about whether their children...

More

Accountability for the section 7(4) accounting report: When is it ‘reasonable and necessary’?

May 18, 2021 | Helen D.K. Friedman, Emily Compton

MT Insurance Law Blog

The requirement under section 7(4) of the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule [1] for insurers to fund accounting reports on behalf of insured persons is a reasonable one. To be eligible for funding by the insurer, the reports must be:...

More

Canadian organizations take note – Data Protection Authority fines foreign-based business under GDPR for not having “Article 27” representative

May 17, 2021 | David Krebs, Samantha Santos

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As we have discussed in several previous articles, Canadian businesses and other organizations can be subject to the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) for a number of reasons and in a number of different contexts, be it as a...

More

Living together, separately: Making a case for spousal support, without ever sharing an address

May 13, 2021 | Caroline Kim, Kaitlin Jagersky

Family Law Blog

Common law relationships are increasingly becoming the norm as more people are consciously choosing not to marry.  In Ontario, there remains to be a different set of legal rights, obligations and entitlements to those in a common law relationship versus...

More

Living apart together relationships

May 6, 2021 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

Family Law Blog

Can two people qualify as “spouses” if they do not live together? This post looks at “living apart together” (or “LAT”) relationships from the perspective of spousal support. Long-term, committed LAT relationships are not entirely uncommon. For a variety of...

More

Displaying 1-10 of 791

Disclaimer

This blog sets out a variety of materials relating to the law to be used for educational and non-commercial purposes only; the author(s) of this blog do not intend the blog to be a source of legal advice. Please retain and seek the advice of a lawyer and use your own good judgement before choosing to act on any information included in the blog. If you choose to rely on the materials, you do so entirely at your own risk.