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Massive hospital privacy breach highlights self-reporting requirements

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

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Communication key when it comes to valuation reports

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

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LSUC could take lead advising lawyers on digital technologies

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

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Testators can't ask the impossible or illegal in their wills

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

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MacLeod Law Firm expands with addition of new associate

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

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Tips to reduce your divorce costs

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


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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

Mayeski Mathers: A growing full-service firm
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Mayeski Mathers LLP is growing, with offices in Picton and Toronto, as well as plans to open a satellite office in Wellington, says Toronto and Prince Edward County lawyer ... Read more

Two-tier criminal justice a 'stark reality' in Canada
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Although legal-aid programs are designed around the idea that there should not be one law for the rich and another for the poor, this long-neglected system is actually ... Read more

Can employers refuse to hire smokers, deduct employee wages?
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In recent posts on his Canadian HR law blog, Ontario employment lawyer Stuart Rudner discussed the question of discrimination against employees who smoke, and whether ... Read more

Most distracted accidents are acts of stupidity: Ford
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Toronto orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Ford has witnessed the aftermath of distracted walking and driving accidents first-hand in the emergency room, and says ... Read more

Selecting an appropriate estate trustee requires careful consideration
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Choosing an estate trustee to carry out the wishes and instructions in your will can be a daunting task so it’s key to understand the duties and responsibilities of this ... Read more

Mala Joshi reduces barriers for small companies seeking IP advice
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When small- and medium-sized business owners go to Toronto lawyer Mala Joshi for help protecting their intellectual property, they find a kindred spirit. After ... Read more

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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

Income determination: performance bonuses and transitional loans
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By Andrew Feldstein  Rogers v. Rogers, 2015 ONSC 7794 : This case addressed the question of whether a support payor’s performance bonuses and transitional loans structured received from an ... 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

Effecting an insurance designation by declaration
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By Ian Hull  What language will be sufficient to effect a beneficiary designation by codicil? The decision in The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company v. Ait-Said , 2016 ONSC 4051 ... Read more

Are you ready for the deadline for combatting sexual harassment?
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By Inga Andriessen  On Sept. 8, 2016, Ontario employers must comply with the changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that address sexual harassment in the workplace. The changes are ... 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

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