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Five simple steps to prepare for a “virtual” questioning

July 2, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

As a result of the ongoing need to physically distance due to COVID-19, the personal injury lawyers at Miller Thomson LLP have shifted formal questionings under oath to virtual platforms in order to keep our clients’ claims moving forward. In...

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Executor compensation – part 2: How does an executor properly take compensation?

July 2, 2020 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

MT Estate Litigation Blog

In Part 1 of this series on executor compensation, we looked at what is an appropriate amount for an executor to receive in compensation for their work for the Estate. In this post, we look at the proper method for...

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Executor compensation – part 1: How much?

June 25, 2020 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Generally speaking, an executor of an Estate will be entitled to some amount of compensation for their time and effort. Unfortunately, the specific amount of compensation has the potential to become a contentious issue. The beneficiaries may feel that the...

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Litigation in lockdown: Five ways we keep your claim moving

June 24, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

COVID-19 has greatly affected the Canadian economy, and while many businesses have temporarily shut down, the personal injury lawyers at Miller Thomson LLP are still keeping our clients’ claims moving. In this post, we explain five ways we have adapted...

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Spousal claims against estates: The utility and impact of domestic contracts

June 18, 2020 | Alexander Swabuk

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Although marriage is often regarded as a rite of passage that carries with it intense societal significance, a recent survey reported by Statistics Canada has revealed that 41% of all married couples in Canada will either separate or divorce before...

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British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner calls for changes to Personal Information Protection Act

June 15, 2020 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As we’ve reported in past blog posts, Canada’s privacy regulators have been vocal about the need for change to the privacy and data protection laws that apply to the private, public and health sectors in Canada. Most recently, the British...

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COVID-19 contact tracing debate highlights need for privacy law reform: Lessons for developers and users

June 11, 2020 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

We have been following the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on privacy law over the course of the past few months. It has become apparent during that time that the requirements of the pandemic and the contact tracing debate highlight...

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Challenging a Will based on undue influence

June 11, 2020 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

MT Estate Litigation Blog

A Will is not valid if it is the result of “undue influence”, but what exactly does that mean? Before going to court to challenge a Will on this basis, it is important to look closely at what exactly qualifies...

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Case commentary: Issuance of building permit for construction of residential/commercial strata “unreasonable” without involvement of architect

June 8, 2020 | Karen L. Weslowski

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction In the recent case of Architectural Institute of British Columbia v. Langford (City), the British Columbia Supreme Court conducted a judicial review of the issuance of a building permit for the construction of a residential/commercial strata complex in the...

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COVID-19 and the suspension of limitation periods in British Columbia: Possible implications for the distribution of an estate and ongoing estate litigation

June 4, 2020 | Alexander Swabuk

MT Estate Litigation Blog

On March 19, 2020, the Supreme Court of British Columbia suspended regular operations to protect the health and safety of court users and to help contain the spread of COVID-19. All civil and family matters scheduled for hearing between March...

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