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“Schrems II” decides validity of personal data transfer mechanisms – impact on Canadian organizations

July 20, 2020 | David Krebs, Amanda Cutinha

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) released its long-awaited decision regarding the validity of existing personal data transfer mechanisms outside the EU under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the so-called “Schrems II”...

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Commiteeship under the PPA: Criteria for selection

July 16, 2020 | Alexander Swabuk

MT Estate Litigation Blog

In British Columbia, the Patients Property Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 349 (the “PPA”) sets out the legislative framework and authority for an individual to apply for the right to manage an incapable person’s personal and financial affairs. Section 6 of...

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Dealing with deadlines and limitations in lockdown

July 15, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

Courts across Canada have limited their operations to help contain the spread of COVID-19, while treatment facilities have closed or modified their services to protect public health and safety. The personal injury lawyers at Miller Thomson LLP have been monitoring...

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Committee applications: Duties and costs

July 9, 2020 | Alexander Swabuk, Kelsey Sherriff

MT Estate Litigation Blog

There is a presumption at law that every adult is capable of making decisions. As a society, we take this presumption seriously in ensuring our rights are not unnecessarily taken from us and that we have autonomy concerning our own...

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Four tips to treating injuries during quarantine

July 8, 2020 | Tessa Green, Cynthia P. Carels

MT Personal Injury Blog

The availability of treatment for victims of motor vehicle accidents came to a halt in mid-March as a result of COVID-19, but the need for treatment did not. The personal injury lawyers at Miller Thomson LLP have been working with...

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IIROC issues Notice regarding cybersecurity in cloud services and application programming interfaces

July 6, 2020 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On June 24, 2020, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) released an Education Notice to members (“Cybersecurity – Cloud Services and Application Programming Interfaces”) outlining key elements of cybersecurity strategies pertaining to adoption and implementation of cloud services...

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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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