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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 10:56 AM

Accounting for business interruption loss after cyber attack Number 404 with plugs

Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, leading to an increase in the size and volume of cyber insurance claims. This article discusses how cyber losses can result in a business interruption loss and how companies should go about documenting and quantifying these losses should they occur. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 9:05 AM

SCC’s Gascon encourages lawyers and judges to talk openly about anxiety, depression Exclusive

Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada are legal icons, so it’s easy to forget that they are human beings and struggle with the same afflictions as the rest of us. That’s why retired Justice Clément Gascon’s decision to reveal that he lives with anxiety and depression has been so salutary for the legal profession’s awareness of, and efforts to destigmatize, the mental health challenges so many lawyers and judges face. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 5:54 PM

The 2019 federal election roundup Federal Election 2019

With Canadians gearing up for the final day of voting on Monday, we’ve put together a collection of insights we’ve published over the past month or so offering some informed perspectives on the important issues of the federal election. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Four new lawyers join Clark Wilson

Clark Wilson LLP announced that four lawyers have joined the Vancouver firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 1:03 PM

Lerners adds 10 associates

Lerners LLP announced the following have joined the firm as associates: Jennifer Amer, Renée Zatzman Stein, Amy Zhang, Jennifer O’Dell, Alec Yarascavitch, Cassidy Johnston, Spencer Jones, Ashley Boyes, Jennifer Hawn and David Isaac. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 12:13 PM

Pharmacare in spotlight during 2019 election | Lisa Feldstein

Canada is recognized worldwide for its universal health care. We rarely have to pay when we visit a doctor or a hospital. Our system is predicated on medical need rather than ability to pay, and this model has become part of the Canadian identity. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 11:23 AM

Legal guidance for doctors prescribing to non-patients and non-residents Hand writing prescription

As lawyers, it’s important to help physicians understand that if they are required to provide care to a non-resident during an emergency situation or when an unexpected condition develops after entry to Canada, they are exposed to a certain level of legal risks. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Delay: Jordan’s big effect on civil litigation spiral_clock_sm

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Jordan 2016 1 SCC 27 has had a big impact, not only in the context of criminal law, but also in civil actions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

Differentiation allowed to determine risk in insurance Professional choosing people

A CBC.ca story about a man who was denied life insurance, as a result of a disclosed history of having generalized anxiety disorder, made national news this summer. It may come as a surprise to some that the Ontario Human Rights Code explicitly permits insurers to differentiate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, family status or disability when entering into a contract. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 9:59 AM

‘Underinsured coverage’ on personal vehicles does not apply to on-job accidents, court rules Sheldon Gilbert sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that drivers injured in motor vehicle accidents while on the job cannot access “underinsured coverage” under the insurance policies on their personal, domestic vehicles. Counsel involved in the decision said this case “involved a situation which had not previously been litigated in terms of whether or not specific exclusions in the standard form automobile policy import over to the OPCF 44 Underinsured Endorsement.” ... [read more]