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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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What is probate?

May 28, 2020 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Many people are confused by the term “probate”. They likely know it is connected to Wills in some way, but they do not know exactly what it is, and why it is required. In essence, “probate” refers to the process...

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Agriculture funding update

May 21, 2020 | Heather L. Jones

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

In early May, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (the “CFA”) sought further funding from the federal government in the amount of $2.6 billion. On May 5, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a grant of $252 million. An outline of...

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The perils of will kits during the Coronavirus pandemic

May 21, 2020 | Jacklynn Pivovar

MT Estate Litigation Blog

During the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID–19) many people may be doing a Google search on “do-it-yourself” will kits to try to get their financial and family affairs in order.  You might believe these will kits are an inexpensive and easy way...

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The duty to defend in the face of exclusions: Allegations of intentional acts and the use or operation of vehicles

May 20, 2020 | Sean McGarry

MT Insurance Law Blog

On May 7, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal from a notable decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal on an insurer’s duty to defend. In Pembridge Insurance Company of Canada v. Chu,[1] the defendant, Fabrizi,...

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What if an estate has been mismanaged?

May 14, 2020 | Christopher Crisman-Cox

MT Estate Litigation Blog

Beneficiaries of an Estate are sometimes concerned that an Estate Trustee may be mismanaging Estate assets in one way or another. When this happens, open and frank communication between the Estate Trustee and the beneficiaries can often go a long...

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The scope and interpretation of faulty workmanship exclusions in multi-peril policies

May 12, 2020 | Debra Curcio Lister, Mark Puszczak

MT Insurance Law Blog

In Condominium Corporation No. 9312374 v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2020 ABCA 166, the appellant condominium corporation (the “Corporation”), had engaged a contractor and an engineer to provide rehabilitation and maintenance work with respect to the parkade area in...

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Privacy Commissioners: Privacy laws not a barrier to effective COVID-19 response, emphasize compliance when using contact tracing apps

May 12, 2020 | David Krebs, Danny Alcorn

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge for federal and provincial governments and other public health organizations in Canada. To respond in a timely and effective manner, government organizations require greater access to, and an enhanced ability to use,...

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Federal aid for Canadian agriculture and food sectors

May 5, 2020 | Eric F.W. Johnson, Brady Knight

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

The federal government announced a $252-million aid package for Canada’s agriculture and food industries on May 5, 2020. A number of areas will receive increased funding. Highlights include: Food processors: Both large and small food processors (including meat packers) will...

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The effect of BC Ferries settlement agreements on apportionment of liability and damages at trial

May 5, 2020 | Stefanie Gladders, Fareeha Qaiser

MT Insurance Law Blog

A recent case from the British Columbia Supreme Court dealt with the procedure for apportionment of losses after a BC Ferries Settlement had been reached between some of the defendants. In Conarroe v Tallack, the claim arose out of two...

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