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Why competent legal advice is fundamental

May 5, 2021 | Debra Curcio Lister, Jordon Magico

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Interpretative principles reiterated – “for awhile” does not mean indefinitely Four main principles of will interpretation were recently illustrated in Kirst Estate (Re), 2020 ABCA 233. In that case, the deceased left all of his assets, the most significant of...

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Can I waive support in a separation agreement?

April 29, 2021 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

Family Law Blog

Many parties who are separating wish to avoid the time and expense of the court process and instead enter into a separation agreement. A separation agreement works like a contract which sets out all of the terms regarding the separation....

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“Yes, I do” – what does it entail?

April 26, 2021 | Stéphanie Tremblay

Family Law Blog

When two people get married, they are naturally convinced that it will be for life, and don’t necessarily think about the financial ramifications of saying the famous “I do.” Unfortunately, some marriages do end in divorce. When our clients come...

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Ransomware – Privacy law, sanctions, and the pandemic

April 22, 2021 | David Krebs, Daniel Kiselbach, Thomas Ghag

MT Cybersecurity Blog

It is trite to say that no matter the sector, size, or location of an organization, cyberattacks can be devastating. As we have seen throughout 2020 and this year in Canada and elsewhere, data breaches and operational interruptions caused by...

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Make sure you are compliant with your support obligation when appealing

April 15, 2021 | Kaitlin Jagersky

Family Law Blog

The Court of Appeal in Abu-Saud v. Abu-Saud, 2020 ONCA 824 (CanLII) recently affirmed its jurisdiction to quash or dismiss an appeal due to non-compliance of a spousal support order. In this case, the Respondent Wife was successful in her...

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There is ‘No Turning Back’ says the Canadian Bar Association

April 8, 2021 | Kaitlin Jagersky

Family Law Blog

The Canadian Bar Association recently released its COVID-19 Task Force Report on justice issues which have risen due to COVID-19. This report assesses the immediate and evolving issues for the delivery of legal services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining...

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Pour over clauses and the Quinn estate

March 17, 2021 | Alexander Swabuk

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Connections between Canadians and Americans have never been as abundant or transparent as they are now as many Canadians own American property, have American spouses or partners, and have children and grandchildren born or living in the United States. As...

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A prayer for cy-près

March 8, 2021 | Lyndsay Hone

MT Estate Litigation Blog

What happens when a well-intentioned philanthropist has outlived or misnamed the charity they intended to benefit on their death? Funds a testator has earmarked for a particular philanthropic purpose or organization cannot always be used as they were intended. When...

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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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