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Henderson v. Northbridge General Insurance Corporation, 2021 BCSC 1841: The duty to defend claims alleging intentional acts

October 14, 2021 | Karen L. Weslowski, Andrew Hefford

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction Recently, in the context of an alleged “shaken baby” claim, the Supreme Court of British Columbia considered whether an insurer had a duty to defend a claim against its insured arising from allegations framed in both negligence and assault. ...

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Quebec’s new privacy law (Bill 64) is here – Canadian businesses take note!

October 12, 2021 | David Krebs, Alexandre Ajami, Amanda Cutinha

MT Cybersecurity Blog

While federal attempts to modernize Canadian law, in the form of Bill C-11, is languishing in privacy purgatory, the province of Quebec has completed the first step of its journey to bring its law in close alignment with those of...

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Privacy injunctions: the judicial response to cyber ransom demands

September 30, 2021 | Gerald D. Chipeur

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Ransom demands from cyber terrorists have become an epidemic for businesses in Canada. As we have reported in previous articles, both for-profit and not-for profit businesses have been impacted. Governments and charities have not been spared from the destruction and...

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British Columbia Court of Appeal clarifies indivisibility analysis

September 23, 2021 | Fareeha Qaiser, Caitlin VanDuzer

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction The Court of Appeal for British Columbia (the “Court of Appeal”), in Neufeldt v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2021 BCCA 327, recently provided significant commentary on the important yet difficult issue of indivisible injuries. Insurance Corporation of British...

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OSFI updates cybersecurity breach notification requirements

September 13, 2021 | David Krebs, Domenic Presta, Amanda Cutinha

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (“OSFI”) released a new Advisory on Technology and Cyber Security Incident Reporting, effective August 13, 2021 (the “Advisory”) which seeks to govern how federally-regulated financial institutions (“FRFIs”) should disclose and report technology...

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Court of Québec orders insurance policy disclosure in dispute

August 19, 2021 | Nicolas Sacha Nesviginsky

MT Insurance Law Blog

Twenty-five years ago, Louis Champagne radiomutuel inc.[1] established the right to obtain a copy of the opposing party’s insurance policy in order to involve its insurer in the claim. This right was confirmed in a recent Court of Québec judgment.[2]...

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Thoughts on final resting places

August 19, 2021 | Stephen Mulrain

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Testators generally put much thought into the distribution of their estate. In addition, many testators give instructions for their funeral, how their remains are to be handled and where their remains should be placed. However, many testators may not consider...

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Estate freezes and family law in Ontario: What you need to know

August 19, 2021 | Meredith Rady

Family Law Blog

An estate freeze is an estate/tax planning structure where the owner of an appreciating asset locks in or freezes the current value and associated tax liability of that asset prior to death. The future growth of that asset, as well...

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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...

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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....

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