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Failure to close property deal costs buyer entire deposit

Property buyers who waive conditions should be prepared to forfeit their entire deposit if they fail to close the deal, says Toronto real estate lawyer Andrew Fortis . In ... Read more

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Creditors must act fast when collateral changes provinces

Creditors must move quickly once they discover their secured property has moved to another province, Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer Marlin Horst tells ... Read more

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What you need to know about travel insurance

There’s more to travel insurance than meets the eye, says Dawn Marchand , the vice-president of marketing and direct distribution for the Canadian Bar Insurance ... Read more

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Fogelman builds thoughtful touches into family law practice

In his new firm, Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman has created the conditions for what he feels will make for successful mediation and arbitration proceedings. ... Read more

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Chaiton-Murray takes practical, resolution-focused approach to family law

Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray is enjoying the balance between independence and support in her most recent role as senior associate at Fogelman Law . She has been ... Read more

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Challenges for cause and the importance of counsel submissions

Four Ontario appeals that have grappled with the effect of a 2008 Criminal Code amendment governing challenges for cause have shown the court will look to counsel submissions to ... Read more

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New referral fee rules lead to agreement changes, new CPD

Although his firm does not rely heavily on referrals, Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Cahill tells Law Times that in response to the Law Society of Upper ... Read more

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Lack of resources does not equal lack of evidence

By Ryan Duquette We were recently called to assist a local law enforcement (LE) agency with recovering a video that had been deleted from a DVR system. Officers had originally viewed the video ... Read more

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: concussions and return to play

By Alison Burrison and Monica Khosravi , summer student Summer temperatures have finally hit Ontario, which means the season for soccer, football, and other outdoor sports has arrived. Whether you play sports ... Read more


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Compensation for surrogacy award likely to persuade other courts
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A British Columbia court’s decision to award an accident victim money to help cover the future cost of having children may lead Canadian courts to make further ... Read more

Who keeps the ring after an engagement ends?
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The question of who gets to keep the ring when an engagement ends before marriage comes down to who broke it off, says Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor. “If ... Read more

MKD guides companies to set internal safety plans
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Companies require internal security controls to protect against possible wrongdoing by employees or external sources, says Jim Downs, founding partner and managing ... Read more

Self-represented opponent requires extra care
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Toronto family lawyer Julie Chan tells AdvocateDaily.com that counsel need to take extra care when the opposing party has no legal representation. According to ... Read more

Creditors have remedies available when debtors close shop
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It can be frustrating for a creditor to obtain a judgment against a company that subsequently takes extraordinary measures to avoid paying up — but as Toronto business ... Read more

Collaborative law offers separating couples emotional release
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Collaborative law gives separating couples an emotional outlet unavailable to them in the traditional litigation process, Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars tells ... Read more

More evidence needed to use roadside saliva testing for marijuana
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The assertions that marijuana consumption and driving under the influence will increase if it’s legalized need to be challenged to arrive at a reasonable public policy, ... Read more

Roadside drug-screening devices raise many questions
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A pilot project to test roadside drug-screening devices highlights questions around the invasiveness and constitutionality of the test, and the circumstances under which police ... Read more

Foreign buyers' tax increases lawyer workloads
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Members of the bar have seen their workload boosted by the province’s foreign buyers’ tax, says Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein . Formally known ... Read more

Bales offers concierge service to estate, family clients
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Last time she checked, Toronto estate and family lawyer Karon Bales was the only Ontario lawyer certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in both family law ... Read more

Clients best served when lawyers set realistic expectations
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People who feel wronged by a job dismissal should not expect their lawyer to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, says Toronto personal injury and employment lawyer ... Read more

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Top ten reasons why teaching is like practising family law
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By Jennifer Samara Shuber Many of my friends are teachers and/or work with kids. Over the year, I listen to their stories about the children they teach: their antics, their successes, their ... Read more

Government suspends CASL private right of action, but fines can still be issued
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By Peter Murphy On June 7, the federal government announced that it is suspending the implementation of the private right of action under Canada’s anti-spam ... Read more

The law of costs
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By Andrew Feldstein This recent decision by Justice Fryer of the Superior Court of Justice is a well-written decision that provides a very good summary of the law of costs. However, it also ... Read more

Locking the box to avoid price chipping
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By Cameron MacCarthy Traditionally, change in control transactions in Canada involving private targets have been completed using a "closing accounts" pricing mechanism under which the parties agree ... Read more

Child custody laws need sea shift social policy changes
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By Gene C. Colman Social policy drives child custody laws. Until now, common "wisdom" has told us that kids are generally better off with one parent primarily; usually that has translated into ... Read more

Creative defences and the impact of Cody
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By Annamaria Enenajor In the recent ruling of R. v. Cody , the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) reinforced the importance of the right to be tried within a reasonable time and rejected ... Read more

Doctor advised against acquiescing to improper demands of patient
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By Lonny Rosen & Elyse Sunshine The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) reviewed a decision of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (the Committee) of the College of ... Read more

Preparing an employee severance package: reasons to hire a lawyer
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By Doug MacLeod 1. A lawyer can explain your obligations under the Employment Standards Act . Did you know there are employees who are not entitled to vacation pay, overtime pay, ... Read more

Who is a dependent contractor?
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By Heather Hettiarachchi Employers are generally familiar with the distinction between an employee and an independent contractor. However, many may not be aware that there is a third category ... Read more

Proposed changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program
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By David J. Rotfleisch Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) – current rules The Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP or Canadian Tax Amnesty) is a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) program that ... Read more

What is a disclaimer?
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By Ian Hull Receiving an inheritance under a will is a gift, and there is no obligation, as a beneficiary, to accept it. It is possible for a beneficiary to waive their right, or ... Read more

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