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NEW Canadian on death row focus of court challenge

CALGARY – A constitutional challenge to Montana's execution methods could have a direct impact on a Canadian on death row in the U.S. state. Lawyers for two condemned ... Read more

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Testamentary freedom not a shield for racist behaviour

Toronto trusts and estates litigator Ian Hull says a recent Court of Appeal decision that invalidated a bequest to a white supremacist group is a good reminder that ... Read more

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Handling the second opinion: Benmor

Toronto family lawyer Steven Benmor says it’s common for clients to seek advice from multiple lawyers in high-conflict divorces and he has learned to approach these ... Read more

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E-cigs pose concerns for condo corporations

Loosely regulated electronic cigarettes pose concerns for both condominium board members and residents, write Toronto lawyers Armand Conant and Joel Berkovitz in ... Read more

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Differentiating your law firm for success

By Asha Soares  Have you read about the firm that differentiates itself by hiring the most beautiful employees? If you haven’t, don’t worry, neither had we! Check out the post in ... Read more

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Woman, 20, files $11M lawsuit in horrific hit and run

TORONTO, ON – Aug. 31, 2015 – Mallorie Wild, 20, was struck by a drunk driver, then cyberbullied by others over her injuries for having a leg that looks like a "lamb ... Read more


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Ashley Madison facing multiple class-action suits
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News that Ashley Madison is facing a national class-action lawsuit in Canada — and at least four others in the United States — highlights that businesses that operate ... Read more

Mental illness shouldn't be criminalized: Mackay
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The criminalization of mental illness is a major problem in Ontario that has been worsening over the years, often forcing the most vulnerable in society behind bars without the ... Read more

Avoid turnover by creating enjoyable work environment
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Creating an enjoyable work environment and keeping lines of communication open are two ways to avoid an excessive amount of associate turnover in law firms, Greater Toronto-area ... Read more

Keep ethics in mind when approached for second opinion
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When approached to provide second opinions in legal matters, counsel should always act ethically and avoid over-promising results simply to scoop the first lawyer’s client, ... Read more

Educational seminar useful tool for networking followup
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When it comes to following up with a potential client, educational marketing is an approach that can be used by lawyers in big or small firms, and at any career stage, lawyer ... Read more

Tar Ponds court action shut down, deemed too costly
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HALIFAX – The law firm that represents Cape Breton residents who launched a class-action lawsuit claiming the Sydney tar ponds exposed them to contaminants has concluded the ... Read more

G20 officer ruling shows 'shift in courts'
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A disciplinary hearing’s finding that a senior Toronto Police officer is guilty of three offences related to his conduct during the G20 protests is a good outcome but ... Read more

Difficult to prove artwork plagiarized
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Claims by an American artist that an installation for the Pan Am Games in Toronto is a rip off of his work would face difficult hurdles if the case went to court on copyright ... Read more

Employers must quickly investigate harassment claims
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In situations where an employee is accusing a colleague or superior of sexual harassment, employers should be sure to conduct a fair and impartial investigation, Toronto ... Read more

Anti-cyberbullying law challenged in court as unconstitutional
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HALIFAX – A judge has agreed to hear arguments on whether Nova Scotia's groundbreaking anti-cyberbullying law violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms after upholding a ... Read more

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Estate planning and second marriages
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By Jasmine Sweatman  With many couples, one or both spouses have had previous marriages or common law relationships. For many reasons, these couples’ estate planning instructions are not ... Read more

Elections must not only be fair, but also legally sound
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By Hugh Scher  As the summer months end, Canadians are now giving greater consideration to the issues raised by the upcoming federal election. As important as the broader questions ... Read more

What you should know about being pulled over — Part 2
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By Joseph Neuberger  In our last post we focused on reasons why a Toronto police officer might pull a vehicle over. Since under certain circumstances a traffic stop can lead to serious ... Read more

Preparing for the future in your business
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By Inga Andriessen  It’s still summer, we’ve almost got one quarter left in this calendar year – are you prepared? When thinking about preparation within the context of a ... Read more

Resist making promises you can't keep
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By Darryl Singer  The plaintiff personal injury business is more competitive than ever. Thus, when meeting with a potential personal injury client for the first time, you may well be tempted to ... Read more

Declarations for OHIP coverage of out-of-country treatment
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By Lonny Rosen  Doctors are wise not to bow to pressure to provide patients with declarations to apply for Ontario Health Insurance Plan coverage for out-of-country treatment. ... Read more

School bus safety tips
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By Alison Burrison  In honour of the autumn season, I want to share my top five tips to help you share the road with school buses and keeping the children in our communities safe. School buses can ... Read more

Power of attorney for personal care, quality of life planning
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag  An article I posted on Twitter yesterday asked the question, “ Is a financial plan enough ?” The article raises the importance of what the author calls ... Read more

Addiction, human rights and employment
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By Nicole Simes  A recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision sheds light on the interaction between human rights, addiction, and health and safety. The decision The Alberta ... Read more

What you should know about being pulled over — Part 2
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By Joseph Neuberger  In our last post we focused on reasons why a Toronto police officer might pull a vehicle over. Since under certain circumstances a traffic stop can lead to serious ... Read more

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