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NEW Sperm donor case highlights Canada's reliance on foreign gamete donation

An American whose sperm donation was allegedly used to create more than 30 children, including at least three in Canada, has told police he lied to a sperm bank about his ... Read more

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NEW EU rules Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

BRUSSELS — The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits worth up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back ... Read more

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Werb ‘cautiously optimistic’ about B.C.’s Children’s Lawyer office

Vancouver family lawyer Justin Werb says he’s cautiously optimistic about the reinstatement of the Children’s Lawyer’s Office for British Columbia , despite ... Read more

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Jointly retained valuators can help take the sting out of divorce

The process of separation and divorce can be difficult enough without fighting over the value of assets and property, says Vaughan family lawyer Paul Mazzeo . It’s ... Read more

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ESA reform aims to improve plight for at-risk workers

Ontario’s employment laws are in the process of a major overhaul to provide better protection for the province’s most vulnerable workers, says Toronto employment and ... Read more

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When seeking will instructions, get full picture of client's circumstances

Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo says there are several subjects that may not receive sufficient attention from a client or solicitor when preparing a will because ... Read more

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Lawyers need to rise to challenges of e-trials

In spite of the challenges associated with the growing popularity of e-trials, lawyers need to be comfortable with this technological development, or risk falling behind, Toronto ... Read more

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Real estate and the matrimonial home

By Ian Hull  Recently, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) released a report that Toronto home prices in the month of June jumped nearly 17 per cent compared with the same month last year. ... Read more

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Contempt of court motion – grandmother refused access

By Andrew Feldstein  Perna v. Foss, 2015 ONSC 5636 : This case involved a motion by a paternal grandmother for contempt of court against the child’s mother for refusing access in ... Read more


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NEW Technology not the biggest shortfall in criminal justice system
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TORONTO – Ontario's new attorney general has his sights set on modernizing the justice system – a mammoth task more likely to happen in baby steps, rather than a big ... Read more

Massive hospital privacy breach highlights self-reporting requirements
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A “massive criminal scheme” that violated the privacy of thousands of patients in the Rouge Valley Health System serves as an important reminder to health ... Read more

Communication key when it comes to valuation reports
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Good communication between a valuator, lawyer and the client is essential when it comes to the preparation of valuation reports in order to ensure the level of assurance the ... Read more

LSUC could take lead advising lawyers on digital technologies
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Too many Ontario lawyers are stuck in the last century because they won’t fully embrace digital technologies to make their practices more efficient and drive a wider ... Read more

Testators can't ask the impossible or illegal in their wills
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St. John’s wills and estates lawyer and mediator Lynne Butler says two cases, both recently denied leave at the Supreme Court of Canada, highlight the limits and ... Read more

MacLeod Law Firm expands with addition of new associate
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MacLeod Law Firm is continuing its expansion by adding employment and human rights lawyer Nadia Halum . The addition of the new associate signals further growth to the ... Read more

Reversal of man's firing for sexual harassment sends key message
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An adjudicator’s decision to reverse the firing of a New Brunswick probation officer for sexual harassment because of the “barn-like” atmosphere of sexual ... Read more

Anti-money laundering watchdog underfunded, over-extended
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Musings from Canada's anti-money laundering watchdog that it’s assessing financial technology startups for vulnerability belie the reality that the agency is already ... Read more

Family law is challenging, rewarding to Richard Diamond
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Toronto family lawyer Richard Diamond grew up in a household where he was expected to present a well-reasoned argument if he wanted to borrow the ... Read more

Several factors at play when boomers sell businesses
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Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen says she has noticed a surge in the amount of older business owners who are starting to sell their companies. The greying of ... Read more

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Tips to reduce your divorce costs
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By Angela Princewill  Divorces can be pretty pricey and most people do not actually know what is involved and how high the costs could end up being. Of course, when people get married, the last ... Read more

Some IP with your lunch?
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By John Simpson  Boaden Catering Limited v. Real Food for Real Kids Inc. is a recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court that includes a healthy plateful (pun intended) of ... Read more

Charter rights: more on the right to trial within reasonable time
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By Stacey Nichols  Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada overhauled how a Canadian court will evaluate whether a criminal defendant’s right under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ... Read more

Those little loopholes in your LTD policy
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By Brian Goldfinger  Our law firm handles a wide array of personal injury and disability claims. Many of our cases are against large, multi-national insurance companies who provide all types of ... Read more

Ask a lawyer: what is small claims court and when do I need one?
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By Timothy N. Sullivan  Everyone’s heard of small claims court. But not everyone knows when to use it. The Ontario Small Claims Court is a lot of things. It’s a court of justice. ... Read more

Genetic testing of a deceased’s beneficiaries
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By Rachel Migicovsky  Prince died on April 21, 2016 at his home in Minnesota without a will and with an estate worth an estimated US$300 mi llion. The late musician didn't have children and his ... Read more

Uncertainty about the nature of new Schedule I drug W-18
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By Joseph Neuberger  On June 1, the Canadian federal government added a synthetic drug called W-18 to the list of drugs on Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act or CDSA. Schedule I ... Read more

Power of attorney disputes on the rise?
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag  Our population is aging but living longer. This has resulted in an increase in the prevalence of dementia and other aging-related conditions associated with cognitive decline, ... Read more

Grandma's will is unpopular — was she too old to make one?
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By Lynne Butler  Isn't it funny how an older person who makes an unpopular will is often accused by his or her family of not knowing what he or she was doing? Only the ones who agree with the ... Read more

Dealing with business assets, liabilities in your estate plan
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By Kristine Anderson  In part one of this series, I explored what happens to your sole proprietorship when you die, provided information on the pitfalls of dying without a valid will in ... Read more

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