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Request for sole custody order denied after 27-day marriage

A series of requested actions – including an interim sole custody order – have been dismissed by an Ontario Superior Court justice who told a couple whose ... Read more

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The merits of the meeting room on demand

Renting a conference room on demand is an increasingly popular option for lawyers who no longer situate their offices in expensive downtown areas but still want to meet clients in ... Read more

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ECFAA provides broader oversight of patient care

Ontario’s Excellent Care for All Act has placed more emphasis on the role of hospital boards and executives in the oversight of patient quality of care, says Toronto ... Read more

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Capacity to form the intention to live separate and apart

By Mary Wahbi  This is the first article in a three-part series discussing the powers and limits of an attorney, acting under a power of attorney for property, in the context of family law. ... Read more

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Quebec considers allowing women over 42 to get in vitro treatment

Quebec is proposing changes to its in vitro fertilization legislation that could allow women over 42 to have access to the program. Until now Bill 20 provided for the ... Read more

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Recommendations of the Children’s Lawyer: Are they binding?

By Ron Shulman  In Ontario, the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) is primarily tasked with representing children under the age of 18 in court cases involving custody, access and ... Read more


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Province to face trial in lawsuit over toddler's death
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TORONTO – An Ontario judge says the provincial government must face trial in a lawsuit filed by the family of a two-year-old girl who died in an unlicensed daycare three ... Read more

CRA security concerns persist after recent study
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It is clear that data security remains a concern at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), after reports that nearly a quarter of employees clicked on a fake phishing email as part ... Read more

Incentive programs part of retention strategy at McLeish Orlando
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Rewarding employees for a job well done is an essential part of ensuring staff members feel valued, which can then lead to higher satisfaction levels and lower turnover rates, ... Read more

Relatives continue to provide care despite benefit limitations
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When it comes to providing care to an injured individual, family members — not professionals — are most likely to move into a caregiving role, especially if the injury ... Read more

Neesons now a reseller partner for eDepoze
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Neesons Court Reporting is now a reseller partner for eDepoze, LLC and its cloud-based litigation software platform to bring new efficiencies for Neesons' clients that ... Read more

Offenders need rehab programs, gradual re-entry into society
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Canada needs a paradigm shift when it comes to sentencing offenders so that they are better prepared for release into the community and are less likely to reoffend, ... Read more

Moonlighting more complex for senior leadership
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While there are implied duties of loyalty, confidentiality and avoiding conflict of interest in an employment relationship, most employees cannot be prevented from taking a second ... Read more

International estate disputes increasing: Ticker
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A recent case involving an alleged, fraudulent holographic will made in Italy and challenged in Ontario brings up interesting legal issues around cross-jurisdictional disputes, ... Read more

Homes First event raises $55,000 for Toronto's homeless
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Homes First hosted a fundraiser — its third annual Tie One On event — that raised $55,000 for Toronto’s homeless people. Read more The money will ... Read more

How startups can protect IP, valuable assets
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Toronto business lawyer Dorothy Brophy says startup companies have several levels of protection when it comes to safeguarding valuable assets like company names, intellectual ... Read more

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Personal directives in Nova Scotia
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By Ian Hull  In Nova Scotia, the Personal Directive Act SNS 2008, c8, came into force on April 1, 2010. Approximately five years later, the court in that province heard and ... Read more

Is your employment contract a problem?
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By Nicole Simes  You have been terminated. Your company provides you with a termination letter indicating how much it will pay you. Is it enough? The letter says that the company will pay ... Read more

The legality of ‘taking the lane’
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By Patrick Brown  “Taking the lane” is permitted in Toronto in order to ensure cyclists are safe. Taking the lane simply means moving over to the middle of the lane as opposed to ... Read more

Accident benefits for Ontario injury clients
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By Najma Rashid  It seems like only yesterday that I wrote an article about the changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule that took effect on Sept. 1, 2010. The accident benefits ... Read more

Dentists responsible for fees billed in their name: Board
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine There is a clear message that can be taken from a recent decision of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board ... Read more

Employees behaving badly
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By Inga Andriessen  Ah, nothing like a few pints (well, maybe more than few) and a soccer match to bring out the hooligan in some people: you all know what I’m writing about. I’m ... Read more

What is an integrated domestic violence court?
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By John Navarrete  Family matters are often complex. That complexity, along with the emotions that often accompany issues that arise regarding families, can lead to situations escalating to a ... Read more

Digital asset estate planning issues
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By Jasmine Sweatman  Much has been written recently about digital assets and the need to specifically plan for them after you pass away. Many testators simply leave lists of online accounts and ... Read more

The appeal decision in 1201059 v. Pizza Pizza
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By Ben Hanuka  In the decision of 1201059 Ontario Inc. v. Pizza Pizza Limited, 2015 ONSC 1208 , dated Feb. 26, 2015, a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court (an appellate branch ... Read more

Disputes regarding personal property
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By Ian Hull  The division of one’s personal property, which may include jewellery, art, books, furniture, tools and clothing, can often become a significant source of tension and ... Read more

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