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NEW OCA orders new trial in manslaughter case after rare Crown concession

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has ordered a new trial for two men convicted of manslaughter after the Crown, in a rare move, conceded that the trial judge’s charge to ... Read more

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Good communication with neighbours can save legal, personal strife

Good communication with neighbours can save homeowners thousands of dollars in legal costs, says Toronto real estate lawyer Andrew Fortis . In a recent decision , the Ontario ... Read more

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Before consulting an employment lawyer, get documents in order

An employee who suddenly loses their job may want to consult a lawyer to ensure they receive everything they’re entitled to, Toronto labour and employment lawyer Stefan ... Read more

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Limitation periods and dependant's relief claims

By Alexander Turner Following the coming into force of Ontario's Limitations Act, 2002 , litigants have had a reasonable degree of certainty that, in most cases, there is a two-year limitation ... Read more

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Interest rate increase a prompt to review finances: Easy Legal

The Bank of Canada’s decision to raise its key interest rate should be a call to action for Canadians to review their finances, says Easy Legal Finance Inc. president and ... Read more

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Using ADR to avoid court and settle issues amicably

Most family law files can be resolved without going to court by using alternatives like negotiation and mediation, says Toronto family lawyer Usman Sadiq. And that’s ... Read more

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Mediation brief, timing critical in personal injury cases

As personal injury actions are typically started years after the date of loss, mutually agreeing to a timetable early on — including scheduling and booking a mediation date ... Read more

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Bill 148 set to shake up temporary work rules

Ontario’s new workplace law could force a big change in the way companies use temporary workers, Toronto employment lawyer Miriam Anbar tells The Lawyers Daily . As ... Read more

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WSIB rate framework modernization

By Laura Williams The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the WSIB) approved its new rate framework in November 2016 and has recently launched a public consultation on the draft policies made ... Read more


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Harnett to argue medical marijuana patient voices should be heard
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Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett and other counsel will be arguing in the Superior Court of Justice on Monday for leave to intervene in a case where the City of Toronto is ... Read more

LMIA recruitment rules toughened up
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Employers seeking temporary foreign workers have new hoops to jump through after the federal government beefed up the requirements for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment ... Read more

Dewhirst gives back to legal profession as a coach
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As both a coach and advisor for a new Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) program, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst loves the interaction with fellow lawyers and helping them ... Read more

Party hosts not liable for guest's fall
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A recent decision shows homeowners shouldn’t be treated like insurance companies when a person injures themselves on their property, says Toronto insurance defence lawyer ... Read more

Daya pours heart, soul into personal injury practice
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When Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya was 12, she told her parents she wanted to be a lawyer. They were horrified. Immigrants of Indian descent who came to ... Read more

Strategies maximize chance of settlement in wrongful dismissal cases
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When it comes to wrongful dismissals — the most common of non-unionized workplace disputes — there are a number of approaches that may better maximize settlement ... Read more

Intent to disobey No U-turn sign more important than turning method
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The lack of a clear definition of a U-turn or a three-point turn in Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act is intentional, in order to allow for a liberal interpretation of a ... Read more

Bail, probation and parole systems in need of overhaul: Goldlist
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Canada’s bail, probation and parole systems are keeping vulnerable offenders trapped in a revolving door, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist . “The ... Read more

Waddell to seek leave to appeal in proposed class action
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The plaintiffs involved in a proposed class action that alleges negligence manufacture and a failure to warn of defective implantable cardiac defibrillators will request leave to ... Read more

Paradise lost: underutilizing tech is a competitive disadvantage
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The legal profession has been known to lag behind other industries when it comes to adopting technology, and even those firms that have invested in digital solutions are missing ... Read more

The rise of telemedicine and the regulatory regimes that govern it
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With the growth of telemedicine, hospitals and other health-care organizations should have policies in place to outline how best to use it to ensure they meet their regulatory ... Read more

Demystifying impending employment regulations
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There's been a raft of recent proposed changes to Ontario's labour and employment regulations, but Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod says the good news is that compliance ... Read more

Program to bring gay Chechens to Canada humanitarian effort
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Although it isn't clear whether a Canadian program that secretly brought a number of gay Chechens to Canada is considered a refugee effort by definition, if the goal of the ... Read more

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Nothing is anonymous when it comes to email
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By John De Vellis It's a common scenario in condominium corporations: during a dispute, anonymous email accounts or Facebook pages begin spreading rumours and making false accusations against ... Read more

I am not a tax cheat and neither are our clients!
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By Inga Andriessen Our firm is a professional corporation. The Canadian government has declared we are therefore tax cheats. I disagree. Many of our clients are also professional corporations ... Read more

Back to school: tips for drivers
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By Joseph Cescon and William Harding A new school year is upon us, a very exciting time for both children and their parents. While this is a happy time of year, it is important that drivers ... Read more

Jurisdiction for spousal support order (alimony)
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By Angela Princewill When seeking an order for spousal support (alimony as it is sometimes referred to), it is important to know in what court you will be asking for the relief. For example, ... Read more

School zone safety: education and awareness
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By Salvatore Shaw and Joe Gaynor As summer finally comes to an end, children are heading back to school. It is important that they are able to do so safely. School zones can be chaotic and very busy with ... Read more

Employment Insurance documents – understanding your ROE
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By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner Employment Insurance documents – your Record of Employment (ROE) In the event of a job loss, look out for your Record of Employment. Your employer ... Read more

Fingerprints taken as a youth – can they be used against me?
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By Aliki Yorgiadis The short is answer is yes. When can they be used against you? The long answer is to look at s. 119(2) of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). This section outlines ... Read more

Personal health information breaches: prevention, quick responses key
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By Lonny Rosen & Elyse Sunshine Canada has several laws in place to protect individuals’ private information, including personal health data. When a person’s privacy is breached, ... Read more

How retirement impacts spousal support
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By Andrew Feldstein This case demonstrates how courts determine spousal support obligations in light of retirement. Ultimately, the appeal judge significantly reduced a doctor’s spousal ... Read more

Considering a medical malpractice suit? Here’s what you need to know
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By Patrick Brown and Joe Gaynor Medical malpractice occurs through the negligence of a healthcare professional. These professionals include, but are not limited to, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, ... Read more

Culture shift in bail court?
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By Kristin Bailey A limited pilot project in two Ontario courts has begun. Judges will now sit in bail court in the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa and in College Park in Toronto. The ... Read more

Duelling siblings, a heartbroken mother and undue influence
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By Matthias Duensing Money, power and suspicion. In a recent case , the Ontario Court of Appeal has hopefully put an end to a sibling rivalry that, in the words of the court, lost sight of the ... Read more

FATCA: information for U.S citizens living in Canada
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By Alexey Manasuev What is FATCA? The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted as a part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (the HIRE Act) on March 18, 2010. ... Read more

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