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Landmark privacy decision sparks mixed feelings: Booth

Toronto civil litigator Michelle Booth has mixed feelings about a landmark privacy decision on the non-consensual distribution of an intimate video made by a woman for her ... Read more

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Decision useful for IP lawyers considering contempt proceedings

A recent decision shows Federal Court judges will resort to imprisonment in rare cases of contempt involving intellectual property infringement, according to Toronto civil ... Read more

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Toronto lawyer writes practical guide to accident benefits

Lawyers and insurance adjusters now have a new reference on the theory behind accident benefits law and, more importantly, how to apply it, says Toronto personal injury lawyer and ... Read more

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Good arbitration clauses require attention to detail

Although it is often true that arbitration clauses in commercial agreements are the last things lawyers address, parties should always aim to draft clauses that work ... Read more

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Rare for appeal court to take different view of agreement

In ordering a lawyer to pay damages for a breach of fiduciary duty, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently did something it is often hesitant to do — draw different factual ... Read more

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Quality of judgment in Livent shows court expects SCC appeal

Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Robert Blair delivered an “extremely well written” judgment in the Livent matter, which may indicate that he anticipates ... Read more

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Goderya elected to board of Ernestine's Women's Shelter

Toronto commercial and personal services lawyer Seher Goderya – who is dedicated to helping women and children fleeing from domestic violence ... Read more

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Sexual abuse cases: Who pays the legal bills?

By Elizabeth Grace and David Litwin A sexual abuse plaintiff’s legal costs associated with advancing his or her claim can be very significant, especially if the case ... Read more


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Dennis Oland sentenced to life with no parole for ten years
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SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Dennis Oland has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years for the second-degree murder of his father. Oland's lawyer ... Read more

Dowry dispute shows importance of articulating culture in family law
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A case involving a dowry dispute after a divorce serves as a lesson to the legal community to document the intent of premarital loans and gifts in writing, says Pickering family ... Read more

Tackle credit issues before they sour a relationship
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A survey revealing nearly half of Americans see bad credit as a turnoff is more proof to tackle financial issues early in a relationship, says Richmond Hill family lawyer Erica ... Read more

IRCC email guidelines are a good first step
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New email guidelines for immigration officials are a positive step, but must be backed up in practice to stamp out communication issues with applicants, says Toronto immigration ... Read more

Legal documents: ensuring nothing is lost in translation
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A California case involving a sales contract’s arbitration clause that was lost in translation shows how crucial it is to make sure that legal documents are translated ... Read more

Breach of copyright over paywall raises tech neutrality questions
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A recent decision that ruled a reader had violated new provisions of the Copyright Act when he bypassed a publication’s paywall to access an article raises questions about ... Read more

Move to increase education in complex insolvency work welcome
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News that millions of dollars will be invested to educate the legal profession on the intricacies of insolvency and corporate restructuring work is a positive development, given ... Read more

Review to consider expanding family legal services a positive step
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The announcement on Tuesday that Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General and the Law Society of Upper Canada are reviewing whether the delivery of family legal services ... Read more

Dealers must do due diligence, disclose recall information
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In light of massive recalls related to defective Takata airbags and Volkswagen diesel software, dealers need to be aware that they are required to disclose a vehicle’s ... Read more

Woman acquitted of manslaughter in 'extremely difficult' case
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The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has acquitted a Toronto woman of manslaughter charges in the 2013 death of a toddler — a tragic case that was difficult for everyone ... Read more

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Capacity issues in family law
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine At the Six-Minute Family Law Lawyer, Lonny presented a paper entitled “A Blunt but Necessary Instrument: The ... Read more

Rules pertaining to collection of evidence in place for a reason
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By John Navarrete  We have previously written about the important role evidence can play in establishing guilt or innocence related to a criminal charge. That evidence must be obtained in ... Read more

Valuing artwork in an estate
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By Jasmine Sweatman  It goes without saying that art is unique and challenging to value. Waddingtons Professionals, a well-known appraisal firm with expertise in valuing personal effects for ... Read more

Fired: Now should you look for a new job?
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By Nicole Simes  The duty to mitigate Terminated employees who sue their former employers for wrongful dismissal have a duty to look for a new comparable position. This is called the ... Read more

Sherlock Holmes museum owners involved in dispute
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By Charles Ticker  The family of the owners of the Sherlock Holmes museum in London, England are involved in a bitter legal dispute. John Aidiniantz started the museum in Sherlock Holmes’ ... Read more

High conflict grandparent access
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By Andrew Feldstein  Nicholas v. Herdman , 2015 Carswell 9262 (Ont SCJ): In this high conflict case, the grandparents sought access to their granddaughter after a falling out with her parents. The ... Read more

To volunteer or not to volunteer
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By Inga Andriessen  Our firm is made up of fantastic people who regularly “give back” both in the legal community and beyond it. Our law clerk, Christine, is a Beaver Leader and I am ... Read more

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

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