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Eric Charleston is quoted in Canadian Underwriter article on how business interruption verdict impacts trends clauses

September 30, 2020 | Toronto

Canadian Underwriter, "How business interruption verdict impacts trends clauses"

If your clients are looking for business interruption coverage arising from the pandemic, a key question is whether there is a “trends clause” in their policy. “In policies with trends clauses, the calculation of loss of business income must take...

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Eric Charleston is quoted in Canadian Underwriter on COVID-19 business interruption claims stemming from government restriction

September 25, 2020 | Toronto

Canadian Underwriter, "Does COVID lockdown constitute ‘prevention or hindrance of access’ under BI?"

Clients who lost business income during the pandemic might not get coverage even if they have coverage for “prevention or hindrance of access,” but this depends on exactly how the policies are worded. The High Court of England and Wales...

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Eric Charleston quoted in Canadian Underwriter article on U.K. business interruption test case

September 23, 2020 | Toronto

Canadian Underwriter, "How Canadian courts could be influenced by U.K. business interruption test case"

A recent British court ruling could be good news for Canadian clients who bought insurance covering business interruption from an occurrence of a notifiable disease within a specified distance of their premises, and who had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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David Krebs comments in IT World Canada article on data breach class action lawsuit

September 18, 2020 | Saskatoon

IT World Canada, “B.C. appeal court green-lights data breach class action lawsuit”

The article discusses a recent decision from the British Columbia Court of Appeal that upholds a lower court decision certifying a data breach class action lawsuit against a trust company: The decision caught the eye of Saskatchewan privacy lawyer David Krebs of...

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Straight Talk: Recent Trends in Canadian M&A (Issue 3, 2020)

September 18, 2020

Issue 3 2020 of this quarterly publication is now available, with commentary from Miller Thomson Partners across Canada, a summary review of Q2 2020 market insights and highlights of our recent work.

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Legal Perspectives on a Global Pandemic: COVID-19 as a ‘Teachable Moment’ for Carriers

September 8, 2020 | Toronto

Private Motor Carrier Magazine, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pg 31 - 33

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, private motor carriers may need to hit the reset button, learn from this experience, and look for ways to improve operational efficiency and scalability going forward. Contract terms, policies, practices and procedures should...

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Kenneth Eccleston quoted in Lexpert article on adjudication and virtual dispute resolution

September 3, 2020

Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure 2020, "Adjudication, virtual dispute resolution in overdrive"

The article “Adjudication, virtual dispute resolution in overdrive” discusses prompt payment legislation and a new openness to virtual hearings, with Kenneth Eccleston commenting on virtual dispute resolution and other trends: In a courtroom environment, one “can never predict the length of...

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David Tang quoted in Canadian Property Management article on CECRA program

September 1, 2020 | Toronto

Canadian Property Management, "CECRA now closed to new applicants"

With the August 31 deadline for first-time applications for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) now passed, the three-month program that evolved into five months of relief is closed to new recipients. Despite previous last-minute extensions — announced on June...

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Advancing our clients’ business ambitions: Representative H1 2020 transactions

August 27, 2020

Miller Thomson’s M&A and Capital Markets teams are pleased to highlight H1 2020 transactions in “Advancing our Clients’ Business Ambitions”, showcasing the firm’s cross-industry depth and multi-jurisdictional capabilities.

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Jennifer Corak quoted in STEP Journal article on technology and its impact on the creation of wills and power of attorney during COVID-19

August 20, 2020 | Toronto

STEP Journal, "Where do we go from here?", Issue 4, pg 14 - 15

The creation of wills and powers of attorney (POAs) has been no different; if anything, the need for digital processes has become more pressing in this area, as the crisis has been one of public health. As countries across the...

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