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Clear rules – and consequences – needed around end-of-life care

Top British Columbia courts have made it clear that oral nutrition should not be considered health care or medical treatment and instead be seen as basic personal care and ... Read more

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The future of court reporting: Neeson

Court reporting is constantly evolving and those starting a career in the profession will likely find the most opportunity in speciality areas such as realtime reporting, ... Read more

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Offshore accounts not illegal, but taxpayers must disclose assets

Letters sent to certain Canadian taxpayers late last year, reminding them of their filing obligation, show that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is turning up the heat on offshore ... Read more

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Is a gift of real property really a gift?

By Jasmine Sweatman  In Bradford v. Lyell, 2013 SKQB 330 (CanLII) , the court reviewed the Pecore decision and considered whether an express statement in a will can undo a ... Read more

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Osborne recognized in Chambers Global 2015 guide

Toronto competition lawyer Michael Osborne has been recognized in the Chambers Global 2015 guide for the second year in a row. In the category of Competition/Antitrust: ... Read more


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Stilman suggests undercover officer befriended accused
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Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman has suggested to the court that the drug investigation that ensnared Rob Ford’s friend and a drycleaner during the crack-tape scandal ... Read more

Rulings significantly broaden disclosure obligations: Boland
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A series of recent legal decisions regarding disclosure obligations and the use of surveillance evidence at trial have changed the playing field, says Aurora personal-injury ... Read more

Smith suggests ex-girlfriend helped accused
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The former girlfriend of a man accused of murdering a Peterborough woman knew what happened and helped him after the killing, Toronto criminal lawyer Tyler Smith recently ... Read more

Judge's look at Google results in an overturned verdict
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A recent decision that saw a Superior Court justice overturn a guilty verdict and order a new trial was appropriate action after the trial judge impacted the fairness of the ... Read more

Reasonable apprehension of bias disqualifies panel decision
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Civil litigator Kevin D. Toyne says a recent ruling that disqualified an appeal panel ruling because of one judge’s short-lived solicitor-client relationship with one of ... Read more

Treatment providers not required to comply with Rule 53.03: OCA
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The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has ruled participant experts and non-party experts may give opinion evidence without complying with Rule 53.03 of the Rules of ... Read more

'Unprecedented' OSC decision ushers in new insider trading reality
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An unprecedented Ontario Securities Commission ruling has found a respondent responsible for insider trading on the basis that he “ought to have ... Read more

Ruling ensures fair treatment regardless of martial status
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Including common-law couples in the spousal immunity rule in criminal matters represents a positive step towards courts applying the law fairly to all people, says Toronto family ... Read more

Michael Gleeson has a broad corporate practice at DDO
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Michael Gleeson has a broad practice that specializes in commercial agreements, procurement, corporate reorganizations and governance at Dykeman Dewhirst ... Read more

Baert recognized in Chambers Global 2015 guide
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Toronto class-action lawyer Kirk Baert has been recognized in the Chambers Global 2015 guide for his work on a wide range of class-action cases. In the category of ... Read more

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Five tips for negotiating a franchise agreement like an expert
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By Ben Hanuka  In an earlier article posted on the Law Works Franchise Blog on July 27, 2014, Seven Tips for (Experienced) Franchisees When Buying a Franchise , I discussed the ... Read more

The possible penalties for impaired driving in Ontario
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By Stacey Nichols  The penalties imposed for impaired driving in Ontario are some of the toughest in North America. Many people don't fully understand the burden a conviction can place on them ... Read more

The building blocks of a career in a business
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By Inga Andriessen  This morning I went to Starbucks and paid partly on my Starbucks card and partly with a $20 bill. After I paid on the Starbucks card, the balance was $2.86. The Barrista could ... Read more

Faith in humanity
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By Sara Cohen  As part of my job, I am often meeting with women who have acted as a gestational carrier (less often a traditional surrogate), when they sign their consent to a declaration of ... Read more

How to cut down on the court backlog: charge fees?
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By Steven Benmor  The province of British Columbia established a policy to charge litigants fees based on the number of days of trial. In Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. ... Read more

Study shows how easily interrogation tactics elicit false confessions
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By Joseph Neuberger  Police in Canada are currently allowed to use deceptive tactics to a certain extent when interviewing a person suspected of a crime. In reality, misleading suspects in an ... Read more

Class action lawsuit brought against Deloitte
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By Arthur Zeilikman  A Toronto lawyer has launched a $384 million class action lawsuit against Deloitte LLP (“Deloitte”). The lawsuit alleges that lawyers who worked at the accounting ... Read more

Legal cost indemnity protection and the question of privilege
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By John Rossos  With the introduction of legal cost protection, defendant insurers are increasingly requesting the production of legal cost protection indemnity agreements (Indemnity ... Read more

Dating after divorce
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By Nathalie Boutet  The majority of divorced Canadians find relationships again, often remarrying. For anyone dating for the first time after their marriage has ended, the decision on when and how ... Read more

Secrets of media relations for 2015
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By Jana Schilder  If you’re a managing partner, a solo lawyer, or a law firm marketing director and want to build your firm’s reputation through media relations, what do you do ... Read more

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