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How to find the right arbitrator

Choosing the right arbitrator is one of the most critical decisions a party can make during alternative dispute resolution, says Toronto litigator and commercial ... Read more

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Court signals when the clock starts running

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (COA) decision will have significant implications in future cases involving professional negligence, says Toronto litigation lawyer ... Read more

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Eliminating the myths around sexual assault

Toronto civil litigator  Stephany Mandin  hopes the case of a woman suing police for dismissing her sexual assault complaint will ultimately help investigators deal ... Read more

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Venting on Facebook can lead to defamation suit

Beware of the dangers of defamation when venting on social media, Toronto civil litigator  Natalie Leon  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . “It’s fine ... Read more

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Mandatory licence revocation could prove unjust in some cases

Legislative changes that treat and define consensual and non-consensual touching of a sexual nature by a doctor as equal acts of 'sexual abuse' could lead to injustice in some ... Read more

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Ask a lawyer: do employees have to sign non-compete agreements?

By Timothy N. Sullivan Employees may be required to sign an employment contract as a term of employment. Typical employment agreements include the employee’s start ... Read more

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Hryniak still raising questions three years on

A host of unanswered questions about summary judgment motions remain almost three years after the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark judgment on the issue, says Toronto ... Read more

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Should you look for work while suing your former employer?

Employees who sue their employers for wrongful dismissal have an obligation to look for a new job, says Toronto civil and commercial litigator  Jonathan Miller . “If ... Read more

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‘Stealthing’ is unwanted sexual contact: O’Connor

Education is key to inform the public that an emerging trend called “stealthing” — the removal of a condom during sex without consent — is ethically wrong ... Read more

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Discoverability and professional relationships

By Michael Lesage Recently in Presidential MSH Corporation v. Marr Foster & Co . LLP, 2017 ONCA 325, the Court of Appeal again addressed the discoverability ... Read more

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Senate passes bill to protect journalists’ sources

Fredericton litigator  Matthew Pearn is encouraged by a private member’s bill that aims to protect journalists’ confidential sources. “It’s ... Read more

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Wright to discuss examinations-in-chief at Advocates' Society program

Toronto civil litigator  Janice Wright will share her insights into conducting an examination-in-chief at an upcoming civil litigation skills certificate program, presented ... Read more

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Laurelly Dale: an advocate who aims to protect people's rights

The month of April has been exciting for Toronto criminal and civil litigator  Laurelly Dale . The week after she expanded her practice by hanging out her   ... Read more

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Proposed contingency-fee limit too low

A 15-per-cent cap on contingency fees could spark an access-to-justice crisis, says Kitchener civil litigator Graham Bennett . In March, Toronto MPP Mike Colle introduced a ... Read more

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Shekter to share insights on the legalization of marijuana

Toronto civil litigator Richard Shekter will share his insights on the legalization of marijuana and recent changes to auto insurance at the upcoming ‘Thriving in changing ... Read more

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Decision may have ‘cooling effect’ on confidential sources

Journalists may find it more difficult to get information from confidential sources following a recent court ruling in Ontario, says Fredericton litigator  Matthew Pearn ... Read more

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Temelini to chair LSUC program exploring settlement agreements

Toronto civil litigator  Greg Temelini  will chair the upcoming “A litigator's guide to enduring terms of settlement and releases” program, presented by the ... Read more

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Judge's comments on consensus reports case-specific

Although a recent ruling criticizes the practice of selective quoting of expert findings in personal injury cases, the decision is not a broad comment against consensus reports, ... Read more

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Goalie conviction draws clearer lines around hockey violence

The conviction of a hockey goalie who struck a player in the face with his stick and caused serious damage sends a message that violence will not be tolerated in sport, ... Read more

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Ruling adds clarity to carriage disputes, but challenges remain

Although a recent appeal court ruling clarifies what's   appropriate when it comes to fee agreements to settle carriage disputes in class actions, the decision puts   ... Read more

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