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The importance of asking “what if” during the estate planning process – common disaster clauses

By Jennifer Corak Part of establishing  an estate plan  is determining to whom your estate will be distributed. More often than not, when asked how ... Read more

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A Littler webinar: addressing Ontario misclassification issues under Bill 148 and preparing for employment standards audits

  Addressing Ontario Misclassification Issues Under Bill 148 and Preparing for Employment Standards Audits Beginning this fall, it ... Read more

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Ontario estates can now advertise for creditors online

By Holly LeValliant Estate administration is finally moving into the 21 st  century. Thanks to a July 7  Ontario Superior Court ruling , estates advertising for ... Read more

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Advertising for Estate Creditors Online – the future is now!

By David A.S. Mills There can be little doubt that the future of many of our interactions – social and commercial – will be online. An Ontario Superior Court ... Read more

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Lawrences Lawyers feed the hungry

As part of a program managed by The Law Society Foundation, Lawrences Lawyers sponsored and volunteered to serve 332 dinners for the hungry in Toronto. This is a very ... Read more

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Conservation Authority decisions on development proposals owed deference, Court of Appeal holds

By Jacob Damstra The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently released a decision clarifying the appropriate standards of review applicable on appeal from a decision of the ... Read more

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Littler LLP lawyers named ‘Leading Practitioners’ in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

TORONTO (June 8, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Toronto Partners Barry ... Read more

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Physical and mental injury equal under the law: SCC does away with a "recognizable psychiatric illness"

By Alan Melamud Mental injury is typically an issue for personal injury, but has arisen from time to time in the commercial context when consumers claim they have experienced ... Read more

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Section 99(2) of Ontario Environmental Protection Act is a powerful remedial tool to seek compensation for historical spills: Huang v. Fraser Hillary's Limited, 2017 ONSC 1500

By Jacob Damstra The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently considered and applied s. 99(2) of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act , R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19 ... Read more

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The importance of your power of attorney for personal care

By Jennifer Corak Whenever I am contacted to prepare one or more Wills , I ask whether the person I am speaking to has a power of attorney for property and a power of ... Read more

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Hill v. Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police Services Board: a review of the tort of negligent police investigation 10 years later

By C. Kirk Boggs and Stuart Zacharias In this article written for Municipal Liability Risk Management, insurance defence lawyers, Kirk Boggs and Stuart Zacharias, revisit ... Read more

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When common issues ain't so common: decertification of class actions

By Jacob Damstra “ I’ve found that common sense ain’t so common ” - Mark Twain Twain’s words are probably true today and there doesn’t ... Read more

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Ontario business name registration for not-for-profit corporations

By Heather Keachie Not-for-profit organizations that are incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation must register a business name if they operate under a ... Read more

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A Littler webinar: medical marijuana and high heels in the Canadian workplace

  Medical Marijuana and High Heels in the Canadian Workplace The Canadian federal government has announced that recreational ... Read more

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The end of the battle of Dagg v. Cameron estate (securing support obligations)

The saga of Dagg v. Cameron Estate has finally arrived at a conclusion that is very reassuring for family law lawyers and clients. The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released ... Read more

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Insolvency stay of proceedings does not stay certification of union

By Alan Melamud The Court of Appeal recently caused a sea change in the law of insolvency when it permitted a union to certify after the employer had come under the control ... Read more

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When a criminal defence must yield to civil protections: the use of compelled documentary productions from a civil lawsuit

By Elizabeth Grace Because sexual assault is a recognized wrong in many areas of our substantive law, it is quite common for a civil lawsuit to run in parallel with a ... Read more

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Rights of a common law partner against the estate of his or her deceased partner

By  Meghan O'Neil Until Death Do Us Part   Many people are under the assumption that being in a common-law relationship provides a couple with ... Read more

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Supreme Court of Canada endorses key principles for assisting self-represented litigants

OTTAWA (April 19, 2017) – The Supreme Court of Canada has endorsed the Canadian Judicial Council’s principles for assisting self-represented litigants (CJC ... Read more

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Criminal v. civil: how the criminal process can impact a parallel civil process

By Elizabeth Grace The wrong that constitutes a sexual offence is invariably also actionable before the civil courts. As a civil litigator who both advances and defends civil ... Read more

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