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Baert considers appeal of Barrick Gold carriage decision

Toronto class-action lawyer Kirk Baert is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court of a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision denying his firm carriage of a ... Read more

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Proposed fee ban latest in 'dizzying array' of industry reforms

A plan by Canada’s securities regulators to consider banning embedded fees in mutual funds is concerning to the investment industry, as it comes on the heels of ... Read more

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Commercial leases are contracts that should be negotiated

Business owners should remember that a lease is more than just a document, it’s a long-term contract, says Toronto commercial real estate lawyer Andrew Fortis . ... Read more

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Lawyers give back through Rotary, community service clubs

Service clubs such as Rotary provide a uniquely effective way for lawyers to give back to their community, says Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett . “It is ... Read more

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Groia matter a cautionary tale on lawyers' conduct

The outcome of lawyer Joe Groia’s dispute with the Law Society of Upper Canada could have sweeping impact on how lawyers do their jobs, says Helen Hall ... Read more

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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Aslan

By Najma Rashid  An April 13, 2016 decision by Justice Charles T. Hackland in Ottawa has provided further guidance on the notice requirements before an insurer can perform a s.33 examination ... Read more

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Where to register personal property security a crucial question

Lawyers who don't give much thought to where they register personal property security may find themselves facing some unintended consequences, Toronto corporate lawyer ... Read more

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Consider gaining law experience before pursuing master's

Some lawyers may choose to earn advanced degrees to complement their legal education, in hopes of gaining a competitive advantage — but additional qualifications may ... Read more


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Ruling sends message about humiliating material
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A judge in a recent child-custody case involving a father who submitted nude photos of his former partner sends the message that information designed solely to humiliate ... Read more

TCAS makes positive changes to international commercial arbitration
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Toronto mediator and commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman says proposed amendments to the International Commercial Arbitration Act (ICAA) will not only clarify the ... Read more

Dog owners hold 'strict liability' in attacks
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A deadly pit bull attack in Montreal serves as a grim reminder that dog owners hold full responsibility for the actions of their pets, says Windsor personal ... Read more

John Rosen re-launches Rosen & Company Barristers
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Toronto criminal lawyer John Rosen has restructured his firm effective July 1, as Rosen & Company Barristers . “I will continue to pursue the same kind ... Read more

Law firm interview should explore skills, character
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The interview process often allows a law firm to get a sense of the types of legal matters a candidate has handled — but it's also important to look ... Read more

Lawsuit filed against London nursing home in alleged choking death
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The family of a 77-year-old woman who allegedly choked to death at a London, Ont. nursing home has filed a $4.4 million lawsuit alleging negligence and breach of duty by the ... Read more

Federally regulated workers protected from dismissal without cause
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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that non-unionized employees with 12 or more months of service and who work in federally regulated industries can't be terminated ... Read more

LSUC does not get to decide what is relevant: disclosure ruling
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A recent Divisional Court decision confirms that the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) cannot determine what information to disclose during disciplinary proceedings based solely ... Read more

Lisa Gelman merges entrepreneurial talent with family law passion
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Lisa Gelman is a natural entrepreneur with a passion for family law. For more than 20 years, as the owner and founder of Gelman & Associates ... Read more

Supervising solicitor vital role in Anton Piller order
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When it comes to ensuring the successful execution of an Anton Piller order, preparation is key — and an independent supervising solicitor (ISS) should be engaged as soon ... Read more

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Auto insurance changes: what you need to know
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By Alison Burrison  A couple of weeks ago I was asked to speak on the radio talk show What She Said , hosted by Christine Bentley and Kate Wheeler, about the recent changes to auto insurance ... Read more

What to expect if charged with voyeurism
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By Stacey Nichols  In a recent post we wrote about the “he said, she said” nature of some sexual assault cases. These are not the only types of sex crimes that can be difficult to ... Read more

What happens to my business when I die?
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By Kristine Anderson  Starting and running your own business as a sole proprietor may be more common today but that doesn't mean it’s easy — it takes large amounts of time, ... Read more

Unreasonable behaviour, bad faith and reasonableness of costs
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By Andrew Feldstein  Jackson v. Mayerle , 2016 ONSC 1556: This case examined several important aspects of costs determination in Ontario family law cases and provided further insight as to the ... Read more

New law requires employers to investigate harassment complaints
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By Doug MacLeod  By Sept. 8, 2016, Ontario employers must comply with Schedule 4 of the recently proclaimed Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and ... Read more

Guidance for health professionals: how (not) to delegate
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine The focus of today’s blog post is the delegation of patient care by regulated health professionals. We thought this ... Read more

Top five tips for start-ups when recruiting online
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By Inna Koldorf  Since many candidates spend a large part of their time online, a company’s online presence could become a top recruitment source. With the increased prevalence of social ... Read more

Removing an estate trustee for conflict of interest
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag  Estate trustees play a critical role in administering an estate. Their role can give them great decision- making power. Yet this power can be abused. A conflict of interest may ... Read more

Charter rights: new framework to measure reasonable time to trial
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By John Navarrete  Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two important cases with significant impact on the Charter rights of Canadians accused of crimes. The court established a new ... Read more

Where to go? Rise of the senior relocation industry
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By Jasmine Sweatman  There is a growing industry that provides relocation assistance to older adults and their families. A lot of seniors are turning to professionals to make informed decisions to ... Read more

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