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Roadside drug-screening devices raise many questions

A pilot project to test roadside drug-screening devices highlights questions around the invasiveness and constitutionality of the test, and the circumstances under which police ... Read more

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Foreign buyers' tax increases lawyer workloads

Members of the bar have seen their workload boosted by the province’s foreign buyers’ tax, says Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein . Formally known ... Read more

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Bales offers concierge service to estate, family clients

Last time she checked, Toronto estate and family lawyer Karon Bales was the only Ontario lawyer certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in both family law ... Read more

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Clients best served when lawyers set realistic expectations

People who feel wronged by a job dismissal should not expect their lawyer to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, says Toronto personal injury and employment lawyer ... Read more

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Profession needs new framework around LSUC duty to accommodate

At the intersection of employment legislation and the Ontario Human Rights Code , employers have a duty to accommodate an employee with a disability — but there is a ... Read more

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Government suspends CASL private right of action, but fines can still be issued

By Peter Murphy On June 7, the federal government announced that it is suspending the implementation of the private right of action under Canada’s anti-spam ... Read more

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The law of costs

By Andrew Feldstein This recent decision by Justice Fryer of the Superior Court of Justice is a well-written decision that provides a very good summary of the law of costs. However, it also ... Read more


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Proposed law to limit segregation would help countless inmates
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The federal government’s plan to introduce legislation limiting how long prison inmates can remain in solitary confinement is welcome news to those who have been subject to ... Read more

Bailey's client sees sexual assault charges dismissed
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A judge has dismissed sexual assault charges against a man after Toronto criminal lawyer Kristin Bailey highlighted credibility issues with the complainants who testified at ... Read more

Health scare spurs Greenspan's employment law practice
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An occupational illness in his early twenties helped inspire Toronto-area lawyer Brian Greenspan to a career in employment law. One summer, while working a ... Read more

There were real challenges in the Cosby trial: Hicks
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The fact the allegations in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial were nearing a decade old was a challenge in the case, Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks tells CTV News ... Read more

Award for future surrogacy costs believed to be first in Canada
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A British Columbia court’s award for future surrogacy costs may signal a shift in attitude toward surrogacy in Canada, says Vancouver personal injury, workplace occupational ... Read more

Civil litigators need to take risks on behalf of clients
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Although lawyers are often considered to be more conservative by nature, Barrie personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells The Lawyer’s Daily that they need to ... Read more

Foreign talent welcome under Canada's Global Skills Strategy
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The federal government’s new Global Skills Strategy shows Canada is open for business, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com . In ... Read more

Language of family law needs reform
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Modernizing the language of family law in Ontario could help make disputes less divisive, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Simpson . Simpson, an associate with ... Read more

Corporation can be effective wealth preservation tool
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For some individuals, a corporation can play a key role in personal wealth management — but it is crucial to undertake a cost-benefit analysis before pursuing this ... Read more

Even minimally invasive surgeries can go tragically wrong: Derfel
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People need to be aware that any surgery, even the most routine, comes with risks of injury or death, says Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel . “Patients ... Read more

A guide to employment contracts: Rudner and MacDonald
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An employment contract is a critical agreement that covers more than salary and vacation, and there are a number of considerations to keep in mind before signing, Toronto ... Read more

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Locking the box to avoid price chipping
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By Cameron MacCarthy Traditionally, change in control transactions in Canada involving private targets have been completed using a "closing accounts" pricing mechanism under which the parties agree ... Read more

Child custody laws need sea shift social policy changes
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By Gene C. Colman Social policy drives child custody laws. Until now, common "wisdom" has told us that kids are generally better off with one parent primarily; usually that has translated into ... Read more

Creative defences and the impact of Cody
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By Annamaria Enenajor In the recent ruling of R. v. Cody , the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) reinforced the importance of the right to be tried within a reasonable time and rejected ... Read more

Doctor advised against acquiescing to improper demands of patient
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By Lonny Rosen & Elyse Sunshine The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) reviewed a decision of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (the Committee) of the College of ... Read more

Preparing an employee severance package: reasons to hire a lawyer
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By Doug MacLeod 1. A lawyer can explain your obligations under the Employment Standards Act . Did you know there are employees who are not entitled to vacation pay, overtime pay, ... Read more

Who is a dependent contractor?
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By Heather Hettiarachchi Employers are generally familiar with the distinction between an employee and an independent contractor. However, many may not be aware that there is a third category ... Read more

Proposed changes to the Voluntary Disclosures Program
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By David J. Rotfleisch Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP) – current rules The Voluntary Disclosures Program (VDP or Canadian Tax Amnesty) is a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) program that ... Read more

What is a disclaimer?
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By Ian Hull Receiving an inheritance under a will is a gift, and there is no obligation, as a beneficiary, to accept it. It is possible for a beneficiary to waive their right, or ... Read more

Secret recordings of meetings with boss may constitute just cause
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By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge upheld the dismissal of a 42-year-old merchandising manager with 15 years’ service for a series of four separate incidents that the plaintiff ... Read more

Peace of mind guaranteed
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag An estate trustee has the legal authority to arrange the place and manner of the burial or cremation of the deceased. The estate trustee also has a duty to see that the ... Read more

Latest Chapter in Employment Law: contractors, termination
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By Stuart Rudner and David Master In this edition of The Latest Chapter , we discuss the ongoing issue of misclassification of workers, and whether some people working as “contractors” are ... Read more

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