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Time for 'distracted walking' legislation in wake of Pokemon GO chasing

Legislation to stem the tide of distracted walking in busy cities might be a step in the right direction – especially now with the launch of Pokemon GO, says ... Read more

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Bra removal for all those in custody humiliating, unnecessary

Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor says the Chatham-Kent Police Service is flying in the face of a major court decision by routinely demanding that women remove their ... Read more

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OCA restricted by statement of claim when awarding damages

While the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) went a long way to increase damages awarded against a Mississauga company that launched a “campaign of abuse” to force a deaf ... Read more

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The Law Studio runs counterintuitive to traditional law firm model

Toronto corporate-commercial litigator Jonathon Baker is on a mission to change the traditional law firm model and the way legal services are delivered. Baker, managing ... Read more

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The impact of counterfeit goods

By Steven Rayson  The counterfeiting industry has expanded greatly in recent years in terms of the range of counterfeit products that are now available. These include, among other things: ... Read more

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Inspecting property held by an estate

By Ian Hull  One of the primary duties of an estate trustee is to ascertain the assets of the estate. Sometimes, at the time of death, property of another person may be left at the ... Read more


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

Baert considers appeal of Barrick Gold carriage decision
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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

Commercial leases are contracts that should be negotiated
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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

Lawyers give back through Rotary, community service clubs
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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

Groia matter a cautionary tale on lawyers' conduct
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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

Where to register personal property security a crucial question
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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

Consider gaining law experience before pursuing master's
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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

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

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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Aslan
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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

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

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