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Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 9:34 AM

PROPERTY INSURANCE - Business policies

Appeal by the insurer from summary judgment declaring it must indemnify the respondent insured for recoverable depreciation. ... [read more]

Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 9:26 AM

COVID-19 time for reflection, possible change | Rachel Goldenberg

It is March 2020 and I am currently sitting at my desk in my home office. I have a hot coffee beside me, my husband is working in the next room, and my children are happily and wildly playing around the house. Sounds simply idyllic, right? Not so much. We are all home, not of our own choosing, but because we are self-isolating, amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has spread across the world. We are all social distancing, staying home and trying to keep everyone we know and love healthy and safe. ... [read more]

Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 8:34 AM

New work from home reality an opportunity for law firms | Andrea Lekushoff

It’s hard to believe how quickly the COVID-19 outbreak has changed our business landscape. The overall tone of public messaging went from cautious to urgent in just a few short weeks. In the midst of all this uncertainty, companies are trying to figure out how to best follow publicly issued guidelines and directives while serving clients and conducting business in as close to their usual way as possible. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 1:21 PM

Four key actions lawyers can take to mitigate effects of COVID-19 Working from home

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the legal profession in the past few weeks. Courts in many jurisdictions have shut down. Many lawyers and support staff are working from home. Clients are confused. And there is no end in sight. Coping strategies are the key to getting through this difficult time. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 9:22 AM

‘People should read’ B.C. Court of Appeal decision because it clarifies duty of care issue: lawyer Avon_Mersey

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled a car dealership could not have predicted a man who stole a truck from its lot would have become involved in a police chase and caused a number of accidents, a decision the lawyer for the dealership is saying further clarifies the duty of care owed when a car is stolen, following a seminal Supreme Court decision in 2018. ... [read more]

Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 3:47 PM

Boom, bust and echo: Law firms are not immune | Jasmine Daya

During this time of COVID-19, putting on a smile and saying it’s “business as usual” is either an attempt to convince yourself that this is reality or a flawed marketing attempt. It is anything but business as usual, with some employees attempting to work remotely and some employees that are or will be temporarily laid off. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 2:21 PM

What you have to know when pandemic forces you to work from home | Russell Bennett

When I started my law firm (of one) almost two years ago, I decided to work from home. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 1:14 PM

Canada eases mortgage insurance rules to support consumers, businesses

The government of Canada announced that it is taking action to support Canadian individuals and businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the economic impacts of the global COVID-19 outbreak. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 11:26 AM

Minimizing Airbnb, condo party risks dancers on discofloor

Airbnbs, and short-term rentals in general, have long been a point of contention for condominium corporations. Non-compliance with rules including parking, guests, loud parties and illegal activity are frequent complaints from unit owners, boards and property managers of condominiums where units have been rented out through Airbnb and similar websites. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 1:46 PM

What B.C.’s no fault insurance system will mean for drivers Car insurance

Significant changes are coming to British Columbia’s public motor vehicle insurance system following three consecutive years of record losses. The government will move to what it calls a “care-based” system, commonly known as the no-fault model. The provincial Evidence Act will also be amended to limit the use of expert reports and recoverable disbursements. ... [read more]