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Ghomeshi trial shouldn’t hold back workplace harassment complaints

Employees who are experiencing harassment in the workplace shouldn’t be dissuaded by aggressive cross-examination and public embarrassment of witnesses in the sexual assault ... Read more

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Dangerous offender label inappropriate for 'protracted domestic dispute'

British Columbia lawyer and legal scholar Dr. Gary Botting says the Crown’s application to have a man designated a dangerous offender with an indeterminate sentence is ... Read more

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Substitute decision-makers and the health care system

It’s a good idea to have a conversation about who will make health-care decisions on your behalf — and what those decisions should be — if you’re ever not ... Read more

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Court's strict approach to disclosure lesson for arbitrators

A French court’s recent move to declare a Canadian arbitrator’s award invalid because of a potential conflict is a cautionary tale for all arbitrators to not only be ... Read more

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Deed of gift highly effective way to avoid disputes

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision involving a home purchased by a couple in the name of their son demonstrates that a deed of gift can be an effective way to ... Read more

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Ask questions about gifts or loans going towards a down payment

As housing prices continue to climb and lending restrictions tighten, young couples are turning to family members for assistance with down payments, which can spawn a number of ... Read more

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Inadvisable to cull client list before selling business

Although some say it is a good idea to clean up your client list prior to listing your business for sale, a wholesale cleanup is likely to raise red flags for potential ... Read more

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Realistic approach key to overcoming jurors' skepticism

Jurors have become increasingly skeptical of plaintiffs in personal injury cases – but there are ways for lawyers to be successful, Toronto critical injury lawyers ... Read more

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Muzzo's bail release 'not unusual:' Hicks

Legal precedent indicates there's nothing unusual about the way a man who pleaded guilty to six offences relating to the crash that killed three children and their ... Read more


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NEW Thousands of messages between Ghomeshi complainants 'worrisome:' Harnett
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TORONTO – Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial is hearing that two of the complainants who testified against the disgraced broadcaster discussed the allegations in thousands ... Read more

Employment Act should be backed by education, enforcement: MacLeod
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The results of an inspection blitz that found three-quarters of Ontario employers were violating the Employment Standards Act isn’t unexpected, says Toronto employment ... Read more

Grandparents have no special right to access
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A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision underscores how grandparents have no right to see a grandchild, says Ottawa family lawyer and civil litigator Timothy ... Read more

Parents of child who died in daycare welcome guilty verdict
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A guilty verdict for three people who ran an overcrowded daycare where a two-year-old girl died in 2013 is welcome, but it comes too late, Toronto lawyer Patrick Brown tells the ... Read more

'Duty of care' rulings may change CRA treatment of taxpayers
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A pair of recent court decisions that confirm the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) owes a legal duty of care to Canadians may change the way in which the agency handles taxpayers ... Read more

Rise above emotions when negotiating
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As the interaction between emotion and reason is rooted in the structure of the brain, trying to put a lid on your emotions likely isn’t the best way to arrive at a complex ... Read more

Understand Canadian laws before engaging in surrogacy
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Because of its high-quality healthcare services, proximity to the United States, and LGBT-friendly laws and attitudes, many people are considering Canada for surrogacy ... Read more

Charges stayed against Neuberger's client
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A two-and-half-year odyssey through the criminal justice system came to an end for a father of two as the Crown stayed historical assault and sexual assault allegations just prior ... Read more

Good reason not to question complainant about allegations: Presser
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TORONTO – Jian Ghomeshi's defence lawyer is grilling `` Trailer Park Boys '' actress Lucy DeCoutere about a series of emails and a raunchy photo she sent to the disgraced ... Read more

Acquittal points to need for more concussion study
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A case involving a former OHL player who appeared impaired at the scene of a crash, but was later acquitted because of a post-concussion disorder, demonstrates the importance of ... Read more

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NEW Big Brothers sexual abuse
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By Elizabeth Grace  Big Brothers (now known as Big Brothers Big Sisters) is a non-profit organization that provides services to youth, including matching pre-screened and approved adult male ... Read more

When gaming and marketing mesh
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By Asha Soares  Last week I sat down to play an intense game of Terra Mystica . For those of you who don’t know it, Terra Mystica is a highly strategic, territory control game, ... Read more

Atticus Finch battles on
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By AJ Jakubowska  Let's admit it: in the eyes of the public, lawyers in general are still in a tight competition with used car salesmen, at the bottom of the public opinion trough. I ... Read more

Draft legislation introduced to amend Income Tax Act
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By Ian Hull  A couple of months ago, I blogged about a letter from the Department of Finance in which it addressed concerns regarding amendments to the Income Tax ... Read more

Supreme Court rules on securities class action limitations
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By Brian Radnoff  In Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Green, 2015 SCC 60 ( Green ), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled on the limitation periods for securities class ... Read more

Ontario’s proposed sexual harassment law
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By Doug MacLeod  On Oct. 27, 2015, the Ontario government tabled its Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Bill 132), which, among other things, amends ... Read more

Complainant's credibility under the microscope at Ghomeshi trial: Presser
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By Jill Presser  Defence counsel Marie Henein has embarked on a full-scale challenge to the first complainant’s credibility in the Jian Ghomeshi trial. She took the stand on day one ... Read more

Attorneyship, guardianship accounts and separating between capital and revenue transactions
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By Avi Dahary  Periodically, I am asked to comment on attorneyship or guardianship accounts that were prepared by someone else for court-passing and in some cases the first observation I have ... Read more

Henson trust – advantages and disadvantages
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By Ian Hull  The “Henson trust” is a type of trust often used in estate planning to deal with situations where there is a disabled beneficiary who is entitled to receive support ... Read more

Understanding the legal framework surrounding digital assets
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By Matthias Duensing  The CBC recently reported that Apple demanded that a 72-year-old Victoria widow obtain a court order to retrieve her deceased husband’s password for his Apple ID ... Read more

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