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COVID-19 Efforts Shift to the Protection of Seniors and Vulnerable Persons

June 8, 2020 | Toronto

Health Management in Canadian Health Care, Volume 22 Number 3

This article, originally published in Miller Thomson’s Health Communiqué, was reproduced in the June 2020 issue of Health Management in Canadian Health Care (LexisNexis). Although the community spread of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have peaked in the province according...

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Eric Charleston is quoted in Canadian Underwriter on the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s COVID-19 business interruption test case

June 8, 2020

Canadian Underwriter, "The ‘massive’ business interruption coverage question with no ‘obvious answer’"

Charleston was interviewed in the context of separate but related issue in France. The Tribunal de Commerce de Paris recently ruled against French insurer AXA over a BI dispute with a restaurant that closed this past March because of the...

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Government Procurement Opportunities for EU Companies in Canada

June 5, 2020 | Toronto

EUCCAN, the Business Voice of Europe

Published in partnership with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada, Eugene Gierczak, Barbara Doherty and Eliane Leal da Silva (Miller Thomson Business Advisor) author a paper on procurement opportunities for EU companies that do not carry on their...

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SCC’s approach to viral disease: COVID-19

May 27, 2020 | Kitchener-Waterloo

The Lawyers Daily

Authored by Miller Thomson’s Helen D.K. Friedman Part one of this series looked at the Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) approach to determining insurance coverage for infectious disease in its decision in Gibbens v. Co-operators Life Insurance Company 2009 SCC...

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COVID-19: Federal Court of Canada orders parties to resume trial remotely

May 25, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainties related to the duration of the public health emergency and the resumption of judicial activities have forced Canadian courts to adapt. A recent example of this new reality was observed in Rovi Guides, Inc. v....

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Accidental death benefits and virus transmission

May 25, 2020 | Kitchener-Waterloo

The Lawyers Daily

Authored by Miller Thomson’s Helen D.K. Friedman Few terms have garnered as much judicial consideration in the context of insurance coverage as the term “accident.” The common understanding of insurance is protection from unforeseen, unexpected or unintended events and their...

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Inna Koldorf contributes to Q&A for Canadian Dental Association on how to respond to sexual harassment by a patient

May 14, 2020 | Vaughan

CDA Essentials, Vol 7, 2020, Issue 2

A hygienist on your team tells you that she has be sexually harassed by a patient […] How can a dentist, as the employer and practice leader, respond to this situation in a way that ensures the workplace remains a...

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Nicole Byres, Q.C. profiled for cover story of The Advocate

May 13, 2020

The Advocate, Vol. 78 Part 3 May 2020, p. 333-337

Vancouver Labour & Employment Partner Nicole Byres, Q.C. is featured in the May 2020 cover story of The Advocate. One of Nicole Byres, Q.C.’s favourite quotes is from Thomas Edison: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed...

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Advancing our clients’ business ambitions: Representative Q1 2020 transactions

May 7, 2020

The M&A and Capital Markets teams at Miller Thomson have advised on a variety of transactions that highlight our cross-industry depth and multi-jurisdictional capabilities. Some examples of these transactions are available in this document.

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Pennsylvania court decision discusses physical damage aspect of COVID-19

May 6, 2020 | Vancouver

Introduction One of the biggest considerations with respect to whether COVID-19 related losses will be covered by business interruption insurance is whether those losses can be considered “physical loss” or “damage”.  Although unrelated to the interpretation of an insurance policy,...

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