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NEW Landlords should ask questions in light of pot shop crackdown, raids

Landlords and property managers could be on the hook for thousands of dollars in fines if tenants open a marijuana dispensary, which remains illegal despite promised legislative ... Read more

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NEW OCA provides guidance on Charter breaches and exclusion of evidence

TORONTO — A woman found with marijuana in her car trunk has won an acquittal on appeal, in part because police violated her rights with an unnecessary high-risk ... Read more

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POA important tool in blended family estate planning

Blended families are increasingly common but they do have unique planning concerns, says North Vancouver estate planning lawyer Jaime Ashby . There are essentially two ... Read more

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Erica Lien seeks solutions through collaborative law

Family lawyer Erica Lien helps divorcing couples manage conflict by keeping them focused on the big picture, she tells AdvocateDaily.com . “The best way to deal with ... Read more

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Firms discovering advantages of collaborative structure

Although change is occurring slowly, law firms of all sizes are starting to move toward a more collaborative environment, Toronto legal management consultant Mark ... Read more

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Jacob Stilman moves to new office that's inviting for clients

Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman has moved to a new office that is comfortable and inviting, as well as well-situated to attract walk-in clients. “The new office ... Read more

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Adverse cost protection helps plaintiffs move case forward

Given that an adverse cost award for a two-week long personal injury trial could be as high as $100,000, it is hard to argue against purchasing a cost protection product for ... Read more

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Increased reporting requirements for exempt market distributions

By Cameron MacCarthy  and Adam Rock Effective June 30, 2016, issuers will be subject to increased reporting requirements for exempt market distributions with the introduction of a new version of ... Read more

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Medicine, law, religion: Israel Stinson and the perfect storm

By Jennifer Hartman  For 50 days, two-year old Israel Stinson occupied a hospital bed in California, where a ventilator forced air into his lungs, keeping oxygen flowing throughout his tiny ... Read more


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Canadian attitudes towards gender identity, expression changing
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The federal government is catching up with its provincial counterparts in Ontario by introducing legislation to protect the human rights of transgender people, says Toronto human ... Read more

Baby powder link to cancer prompts Canadian class action
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Toronto personal injury lawyer Paul Miller is preparing to file a class-action lawsuit on behalf of women who have ovarian cancer allegedly linked to use of Johnson & ... Read more

TLA offers free legal research for members
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The Toronto Lawyers Association offers an assortment of free services — including case law research — for all members from the Courthouse Library at 361 University ... Read more

Neesons to hold info sessions on new e-document platform
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To facilitate the shift from paper to electronic documents for discoveries and trials, Neeson Court Reporting is launching a new version of its Exhibit Bridge ... Read more

MKD moving to a new location, launching refreshed website
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MKD International Inc. is moving to a new location and planning to launch a more detailed, refreshed website as the business continues to grow, says managing director Jim Downs ... Read more

Decision shows difficulty of establishing fraud in tax court
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A lawyer’s failed bid to reopen his Tax Court of Canada case after accusing the justice department of defrauding the court not only shows how difficult it is to establish ... Read more

Crown’s decision not to appeal Duffy acquittal expected given ruling
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OTTAWA – Sen. Mike Duffy's legal saga is officially over. A spokesman for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General says Crown prosecutors have decided not to appeal ... Read more

Order of particulars is discretionary: master
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A recent motion in an oppression remedy action is interesting because it deals with the strategy of requesting particulars as a tool for delay and obtaining evidence, says Toronto ... Read more

Ruling may bring sweeping change to laws around wine, liquor sales
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Toronto and Prince Edward County lawyer Alexandra Mayeski says an “exciting” court decision involving a New Brunswick man who fought a ticket for exceeding ... Read more

Plan ahead for flexible summer custody arrangements
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Recently separated parents should plan custody arrangements well in advance of summer holidays – especially if they require a court decision, says Pickering family ... Read more

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Lost and found – $5 Billion
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag  You’re on your way out the door and as you reach for your keys where you are absolutely certain you placed them only minutes ago, you grasp at nothing but air. Sound ... Read more

Before you do that business deal
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By Inga Andriessen  Many of our clients are entering “deal mode” these days which often leads to questions about the value and enforceability of documents prepared in anticipation of ... Read more

How tiny cameras have changed personal injury litigation
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By Brian Goldfinger  This morning, I saw some of the most gruesome videotape of an assault I have ever seen in my years as a personal injury lawyer . The video depicted a horrific ... Read more

The ‘bottom line’ of restructuring
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By Nicole Simes  In today’s shifting economy, restructuring is common amongst large and small employers. Restructuring may involve shifting employees within a company, but more commonly ... Read more

BICO® helps litigation guardian in $3.5M trial award
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By John Rossos  BICO® was able to provide legal cost protection for a litigation guardian in Ontario, allowing their counsel, Graves & Richard Professional Corporation, the ... Read more

No take-backs!
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag  If you have school-aged children, you have undoubtedly heard of the ironclad playground rule “no take-backs.” Siblings often relish in reminding one another of the ... Read more

What happens in Vegas — SEC investigates Sands Hotel and Casino
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By Norm Keith  In 2006 through to at least 2011, the Las Vegas Sands hotel and casino corporation transferred funds totalling more than $62 million to a “consultant” in China to ... Read more

The need for standardization, regulation of home inspectors
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By Lisa Laredo  A person who purchases a used home in Ontario accepts it as is without any warranty as to its condition or fitness as a home. There are two exceptions to that blanket ... Read more

What constitutes reasonable searches for responsive records?
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine This decision involved a request under PHIPA made by a woman for hospital records relating to her son, who was killed in a ... Read more

U.S. may look to Ontario as bathroom law comes under fire
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By Nicole Simes  Using the bathroom. A topic not typically discussed has gained international interest, as the U.S. Justice Department has sued North Carolina over a law ... Read more

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