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How startups can protect IP, valuable assets

Toronto business lawyer Dorothy Brophy says startup companies have several levels of protection when it comes to safeguarding valuable assets like company names, intellectual ... Read more

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High exposure to single holding hard to justify to regulator

While limiting clients to no more than 10 per cent of their portfolio in a single private investment holding is guidance only for advisors, rather than law, going ... Read more

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Know the consequences before signing a commercial lease

When entering into a commercial lease, individuals must be fully aware of the consequences should the lease be breached, which can include personal liability for goods removed ... Read more

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Book now to secure spot in privacy law program

An upcoming continuing professional development program presented by the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) will explore the benefits of embedding privacy into the design of new ... Read more

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Lawyers hit the stage for annual theatre fundraiser

Toronto family lawyer Christine Marchetti will again take the stage this year as a cast member of The Lawyer Show, which, for its 2015 run, is taking on William ... Read more

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The legality of ‘taking the lane’

By Patrick Brown  “Taking the lane” is permitted in Toronto in order to ensure cyclists are safe. Taking the lane simply means moving over to the middle of the lane as opposed to ... Read more


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Catriona Verner: Appellate lawyer with winning track record
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Toronto criminal lawyer Catriona Verner has an impressive track record as appellate counsel. Of the last seven homicide appeals she has argued before the highest ... Read more

Ruling unlikely to sway police away from carding
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Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor says that a recent ruling involving “carding” is unlikely to sway new Chief of Police Mark Saunders away from his ... Read more

MKD offers a full suite of forensic services
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MKD International Inc. has access to the latest technology available in the world to conduct the most extensive forensic examinations and compare results with those obtained by ... Read more

Networking is about making a connection
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Some lawyers have a tough time networking and see breaking the ice as a source of anxiety, lawyer coach Gary Mitchell tells The Lawyers Weekly . “A lot of ... Read more

Crown to pay costs over language rights violations
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A recent court decision that orders the federal Crown to pay the costs of a preliminary hearing for a defendant in a cocaine trafficking case because of language rights violations ... Read more

Improved access, limitation period removal should be part of reform
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It’s time for Ontario to re-establish itself as a Canadian leader in the advancement of the rights of sexual violence and harassment victims with a goal of creating an ... Read more

Basman Smith unveils new, dynamic website
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Basman Smith LLP has launched a new website that reflects the dynamic wealth of experience of the firm’s lawyers, says Toronto litigator Kristine Anderson . Anderson, ... Read more

Patient privacy under intense scrutiny
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The ability to safeguard patient privacy and the confidentiality of the records held by health-care providers is under immense scrutiny, says Toronto health lawyer Mary Jane ... Read more

Differences between U.S., Canadian transaction documents
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Canadian lawyers engaged in cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures are often presented with transaction documents drafted by American lawyers — documents which ... Read more

Court isn't the place to settle a divorce
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The courtroom is the wrong place to manage family breakdown and an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process is most often the best way to proceed, says Toronto family lawyer ... Read more

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Accident benefits for Ontario injury clients
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By Najma Rashid  It seems like only yesterday that I wrote an article about the changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule that took effect on Sept. 1, 2010. The accident benefits ... Read more

Dentists responsible for fees billed in their name: Board
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine There is a clear message that can be taken from a recent decision of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board ... Read more

Employees behaving badly
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By Inga Andriessen  Ah, nothing like a few pints (well, maybe more than few) and a soccer match to bring out the hooligan in some people: you all know what I’m writing about. I’m ... Read more

What is an integrated domestic violence court?
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By John Navarrete  Family matters are often complex. That complexity, along with the emotions that often accompany issues that arise regarding families, can lead to situations escalating to a ... Read more

Digital asset estate planning issues
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By Jasmine Sweatman  Much has been written recently about digital assets and the need to specifically plan for them after you pass away. Many testators simply leave lists of online accounts and ... Read more

The appeal decision in 1201059 v. Pizza Pizza
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By Ben Hanuka  In the decision of 1201059 Ontario Inc. v. Pizza Pizza Limited, 2015 ONSC 1208 , dated Feb. 26, 2015, a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court (an appellate branch ... Read more

Disputes regarding personal property
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By Ian Hull  The division of one’s personal property, which may include jewellery, art, books, furniture, tools and clothing, can often become a significant source of tension and ... Read more

‘Virtual slave’ only awarded $50,000 as general damages
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By Nicole Simes  In a recent decision, PN v. MR and FR , the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”), heard an appalling description of sexual ... Read more

Five easy steps to get started using analytics
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By Jennifer Johnson  Analytics tools have been around for a long time. You've probably even used these tools whether you know it or not. Have you grouped similar documents together (near ... Read more

Why the LSUC should not force firms to hire students
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By Inga Andriessen  I recently read an article in the Globe & Mail that suggested cutting all men’s wages so they were equal with women’s wages. I won’t delve into the ... Read more

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