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Overview of Bill 41 and the changes to the Alberta Insurance Act

November 13, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

On October 29, 2020, the Alberta Government introduced Bill 41, the Insurance (Enhancing Driver Affordability and Care) Amendment Act, 2020. In addition, new Orders in Council enacted changes effective November 1, 2020, to the Minor Injury Regulation, Diagnostic and Treatment...

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The latest in insurance bad faith claims

November 5, 2020 | Theodore J. Madison

MT Insurance Law Blog

A bad faith claim against an insurer may result in liability beyond the policy limit. Where a plaintiff establishes that its insurer has responded to a claim in a manner that is offensive, reprehensible, or high-handed, the insurer may be...

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Pension plan regulatory relief and COVID-19 relief measures: An update

November 2, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

The author would like to acknowledge the contributions of Madison Derraugh, Student-at-law, in the writing of this update. In this summary, we provide an update to the end of October 2020 on COVID-19 relief measures in respect of registered pension...

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M&A and cybersecurity – top nine ways to mitigate risk through due diligence

October 28, 2020 | Michael Caruso, Sara Josselyn, David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The authors would like to acknowledge the contribution of Iain Paterson, Chief Executive Officer at Cycura, a global team of leading cybersecurity experts headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. While the COVID-19 pandemic[1] is by no means over, increasing M&A activity and...

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40% of data breach records insufficient – Canadian Privacy Commissioner releases findings on data breach register inspections

October 5, 2020 | David Krebs, Elissa Brock

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As the Canadian Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) signaled it would do at the end of 2019, it completed a targeted investigation of data breach registers at a select number of organizations. The OPC released has now released a...

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Jacobson Estate: Testamentary intentions v. strict compliance

September 24, 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 the validity of certain gifts. Jacobson Estate...

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The FCA test case: Assessing its impact on COVID-19 business interruption coverage in Canada

September 17, 2020 | Eric S. Charleston, Sean McGarry

MT Insurance Law Blog

The High Court of England and Wales released its decision in a much-anticipated test case on September 15, 2020. The case was brought by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”). The FCA brought the proceeding against a number...

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British Columbia Court of Appeal upholds certification of data breach class action 

September 14, 2020 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Following in the footsteps of Jones v. Tsige from the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2012, the recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision in Tucci v. Peoples Trust Co. (2020 BCCA 246) appears to be solidifying the future...

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Ontario government launches consultations on establishing provincial privacy regime for private sector

August 28, 2020 | David Krebs, Amanda Cutinha

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On August 13, 2020, the Ontario Government (the “Government”) launched consultations on establishing provincial privacy legislation for the private sector, likely including not-for-profits and charities. The collection, use, and disclosure of personal information is currently governed by federal legislation, the...

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Bill 21: Electronic wills in British Columbia

August 27, 2020 | Alexander Swabuk

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Following the surge of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the BC Legislature undertook a myriad of proactive measures to assist the general public. One such step from an estate planning perspective was the introduction of Bill 21: Wills Estates and Succession Amendment Act,...

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