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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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Supreme Court of Canada to consider dichotomy between policy and operational decisions in negligence claims

August 24, 2020 | Nico McKay, Christie McLeod

MT Insurance Law Blog

The Supreme Court of Canada has recently granted leave to appeal the decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal in Marchi v Nelson (City of), 2020 BCCA 1.  The key question on appeal is whether certain acts or omissions on...

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Responding to cyber-attacks – lessons for Saskatchewan municipalities from recent data breaches

August 20, 2020 | David Krebs, Troy Baril, Danny Alcorn, Jacey Safnuk

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Privacy concerns are at the forefront of our increasingly digital world, with cybercrime such as ransomware, business email compromise and phishing attacks becoming a noticeable risk for organizations. It is essential for municipalities to understand their minimum responsibilities under Saskatchewan...

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A trustee’s duties in volatile markets

August 6, 2020 | Pia Hundal, Dwight D. Dee, Darren Lund

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Introduction Market volatility arising from the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything experienced in recent history. Two of the largest single day drops in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurred in March 2020. Later that same month, the...

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The impact of destination traffic

August 5, 2020 | Rachel Day, Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, roadway traffic notably decreased. As early as March 2020, the need to drive to local destinations was reduced as organizations paused their operations, decreased their capacity or had staff work from home. Destination Traffic While Albertans...

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European Data Protection Board (EDPB) releases FAQ on “Schrems II”: A primer for Canadian organizations

August 4, 2020 | David Krebs, Amanda Cutinha

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As we have reported previously, on July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) released its decision in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”), which ruled that...

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Personal planning during a pandemic

July 30, 2020 | Julia Amelio, Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

Many provinces and territories are starting to re-open after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, with increased activity comes increased risk of injury, so now is the perfect time to review your personal affairs. Having the right...

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Beneficiaries as a witness to a will: The impact and effect of Section 43 of the WESA

July 30, 2020 | Alexander Swabuk

MT Estate Litigation Blog

In order for a will to be valid, a will must meet certain formal requirements. These requirements, often referred to as “testamentary formalities,” are relatively standard throughout the common-law world and relatively well-known. In particular, a valid will in British...

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Contesting a Will – overview

July 23, 2020 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

MT Estate Litigation Blog

This posting provides an overview of some common grounds on which to challenge a Will. Each of the topics mentioned in this post is worthy of a separate, more in-depth article, and we will keep updating this article with the...

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The impact of COVID-19 on speed-related injuries

July 22, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

Although the pace of life slowed down to contain the spread of COVID-19, many Canadian cities noticed a spike in speeding. This post provides an overview on the pandemic’s contribution to speeding, and how Miller Thomson LLP’s personal injury lawyers...

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