Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: May 22 update

This week’s roundup of resources shared by law firms addressing the COVID-19 crisis

Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: May 22 update

Law firms across Canada are sharing their insights on how to deal with the rapidly evolving economic and legal landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is this week’s roundup of some of these resources.

McMillan LLP

In “Construction through COVID-19 in Canada: A Guideline for what each Province and Territory is Doing,” the firm covers permitted construction services, changes in construction-related deadlines and limitation periods and guidelines for health and safety practices for construction sites across provinces and territories.

In “Litigation in the Tax Court post pandemic,” the firm gives an update on the timelines and protocols applicable to the Tax Court when it reopens and sheds light on the possible long-term effects of the pandemic on the Tax Court.

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Dentons Canada LLP

In “The challenges of complying with corporate law in a socially distanced COVID-19 world,” the firm summarizes key aspects of the ministerial order issued by the Government of Alberta under the Public Health Act, as well as relevant practical guidance for organizations.

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In “Litigation in the Age of COVID-19: A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective,” plaintiff personal injury lawyer Andrew Murray explores the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the practice of law.

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Blaney McMurtry LLP

In “Insurance Litigation in the Time of Physical Distancing,” the firm provides insight on the effect of the pandemic on insurance litigation and considers whether litigation files should be advanced or put on hold.

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Smart & Biggar

In “COVID-19 Update: CIPO, Federal Courts, Health Canada,” the firm lists COVID-19-related updates on courts’ amendments to their operations, Health Canada’s response, and other regulatory developments.

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Torkin Manes LLP

In “COVID-19 Prompts Another Examination into Long-Term Care,” the firm notes that the independent commission into Ontario’s long-term care system, recently announced by the provincial government, should address overlooked limitations built into the long-term care system.

In “COVID-19 Global: Arbitration and court impacts,” the firm gives an overview of the ways the COVID-19 outbreak has affected litigation and arbitration across various jurisdictions, including Canada.

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Bereskin & Parr LLP

In “When it is Suggested (Sarcastically?) That Injecting Disinfectant May Be a Cure for COVID-19, it May Be Time for a Primer on Claim Substantiation,” the firm talks about how regulators, such as the Competition Bureau, have dealt with false or misleading claims relating to COVID-19.

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