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NEW B.C. man wrongly imprisoned for 27 years can sue, Supreme Court says

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled a B.C. man can use the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to pursue a lawsuit after being wrongly imprisoned for 27 years for ... Read more

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When it comes to family planning, employers should show support

When it comes to pregnancy and parental leaves, employers must resist using an “out of sight, out of mind” mindset when making changes that may affect the ... Read more

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Waddell: a strong advocate with a proven class-actions career

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell was barely into junior high school when friends and family started telling her she should consider becoming a lawyer. At the ... Read more

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Cases highlight expansive approach to attendant care services

Two cases dealing with attendant care services support a broader application of what constitutes an “incurred” attendant care expense while also commenting on the ... Read more

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Being prepared is key to managing job-related pressure

One way to manage job-related pressure is to be ultra-prepared, says Toronto criminal lawyer Stacey Nichols . Nichols, partner at Neuberger & Partners LLP , tells ... Read more

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$99 wills – are they worth it?

By Ian Hull  In April of last year, Suzana Popovic-Montag wrote a blog about Axess Law (“Axess”), which opened up shop providing legal services, including will ... Read more

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Interim child custody: Coe v. Tope, 2014 ONSC 4002

By Andrew Feldstein  > This case addresses the issue of interim custody. The parties in this matter began cohabiting in 2000 and were married on September 5, 2004. The parties separated on July 19, ... Read more


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Law to require schools to permit asthmatic kids to keep inhalers
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TORONTO – Asthma advocates believe Ontario is set to become the first province in which children can legally carry their inhalers with them at school. A bill known as ... Read more

Family law amendments expand disclosure requirements
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Incoming changes to the Family Law Rules affect procedural orders, summary judgment provisions and – most significantly – financial disclosure obligations, says ... Read more

Mastering foreign assets in estate litigation
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Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Ian Hull says that a growing number of estate matters — even modest ones — have international aspects to them that require lawyers ... Read more

Cop pushed hard for drug deal involving Ford friend, court told
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TORONTO – An undercover police officer pushed hard for a dry cleaner to arrange a drug deal with then-mayor Rob Ford's driver but there's no evidence the store owner was ... Read more

Officer honesty questioned in two cases
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While the vast majority of criminal cases are investigated and prosecuted with integrity, there ought to be significant consequences for those police officers who ... Read more

Lippa responds to bencher candidate comments on paralegals
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Comments about paralegals made by some candidates running in the upcoming Law Society of Upper Canada bencher election are disrespectful and dismissive of the role these ... Read more

Stance on ABS will sway votes in bencher election
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As this year’s Law Society of Upper Canada bencher election race heats up, Toronto critical injury lawyers John McLeish and Dale Orlando tell Law Times where a ... Read more

Star power cannot override conduct rules: MacDonald
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Allowing a double standard to exist for a star employee is a “big problem,” as it can condone inappropriate behaviour in the workplace, Toronto employment lawyer ... Read more

Action plan's pledge to change OHSA may not be sensible
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Enhancing the existing sexual harassment framework in Ontario’s Human Rights Code may be more prudent than creating a new, parallel system under the ... Read more

Brown helps cyclists navigate complicated legal system
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Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown has partnered with Cycle Toronto to offer free legal advice to local riders, says a recent Metro report. “The ... Read more

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Decision raises questions about a child's consent to treatment
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By Mary Jane Dykeman  A case that has received recent scrutiny relates to the vaccination of a child when one parent wishes it to occur and the other opposes it. The case, C. M.G. v. D.W.S. ... Read more

In smaller law firms, everybody sells
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By Jana Schilder  “The changes happening today in law are fascinating,” I told an American lawyer a few months ago. He nodded sagely in agreement, having just finished a presentation ... Read more

Parental leave, maternity leave and the Human Rights Code
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By Arthur Zeilikman  The recent Superior Court decision of Partridge v. Botany Dental Corporation serves as a reminder to employers that they have obligations under the Employment ... Read more

Estate dispute of the heirs of Martin Luther King Jr.
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By Charles Ticker  The surviving children of world-renowned civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. are currently involved in a bitter estate dispute over property belonging to the late Mr. ... Read more

Severance packages and termination clauses
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By Nicole Simes  Employees often come to us to review their severance packages. When we review a severance package, one of the questions we ask is whether there is an employment contract with a ... Read more

Tax advice crucial for start-ups
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While many small businesses would consider contacting a tax lawyer when the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) comes calling, tax advice is also essential for companies starting ... Read more

When a youth is the one charged with domestic assault
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By Joseph Neuberger  A criminal charge can not only have a negative impact on the individual charged; the arrest may also result in unforeseen consequences for the defendant's family, especially if ... Read more

The cost of terminating an employee following pregnancy leave
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By Doug MacLeod  Pregnant employees have special rights under the Employment Standards Act and the Human Rights Code. And most judges are sympathetic to the problems that women ... Read more

Section 7 expenses and post-secondary expenses
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By Andrew Feldstein  Penn v. Penn, 2014 ONSC 6321: This case addresses the issue of section 7 expenses and post-secondary expenses. The parties were married on July 27, 1984, and separated on ... Read more

Westerhof latest example of decisions clarifying expert evidence
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By Jennifer Hunter  The recent decision in Westerhof v. Gee Estate , 2015 ONCA 206 (CanLII) is the third from the Court of Appeal on the issue of expert evidence in just the first three ... Read more

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