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Abortion clinic safe access zones ‘needed’ in light of protests

Legislation that proposes to establish safe access zones around Ontario abortion clinics is a positive step that, if passed, would result in violators facing a summary conviction, ... Read more

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Toronto house copyright case raises questions about the law

A case involving a Toronto couple who alleged their neighbours copied the look of their home highlights how housing architecture can be copyrighted but to prove it, the structures ... Read more

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Judge shortage creating 'domino effect' in family, civil courts

Although last year’s Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision in R. v. Jordan  pushed the issue of trial delays for criminal matters to the fore, there has been ... Read more

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Webinar series to focus on Spanish legalese for lawyers

Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar is presenting a three-part webinar series on Spanish legalese for lawyers in October, focusing on civil litigation, ... Read more

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How insurance brokers can protect themselves against lawsuits

Insurance brokers can't be too cautious when it comes to keeping notes on their clients, says Toronto civil litigator  Natalie Leon . It’s crucial for ... Read more

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Electronic evidence spurs use of Anton Piller orders

The increasing amount of electronic evidence in civil cases has helped make Anton Piller orders (APO) more common, and although the execution of some orders have ... Read more

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Should you consider mediation in a separation or divorce?

By Timothy N. Sullivan As with most things in law, the answer is “it depends.” Mediation is one way of resolving a dispute. It’s not the only way. It can ... Read more

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Silence the best bet when awaiting disciplinary penalty

Lawyers awaiting sentencing in disciplinary proceedings should keep their public comments to a minimum, says Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff ... Read more

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Rehabilitation preferable to lengthy sentences in fentanyl cases

Fentanyl is a dangerous drug and in a league of its own from a potency perspective — but from a criminal justice view, it is important that sentences reflect societal ... Read more

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Pierringer agreements a useful tool in litigation: Pearn

Pierringer agreements may be an underutilized legal tactic, but they are gaining wider acceptance as a way for lawsuit litigants to reach a separate settlement ... Read more

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Winkler successful in landmark media libel case

A recent Ontario Superior Court ruling of criminal contempt resulted in a newspaper publisher being sentenced to 21 days in jail and levied with one of the highest ... Read more

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Canada has no legislative responsibility to rescue citizens abroad

Complaints that the federal government didn’t react fast enough to get Canadians out of the Caribbean when Hurricane Irma hit highlight a misconception about Ottawa’s ... Read more

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Be clear about intentions when transferring property: Miller

Parents transferring property to their children to avoid probate fees on their estate should make their objectives crystal clear to minimize problems down the road, says Toronto ... Read more

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Ontario law applies, regardless of business culture: OSC

Regardless of any business cultural differences that exist in other global markets in which an issuer operates, a recent Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) decision confirms that ... Read more

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New sexual assault laws likely to face Charter challenge

Defence lawyers should be worried about legislation that proposes significant changes to Canada’s sexual assault laws, as counsel need to be able to use all relevant ... Read more

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Civil and criminal proceedings overlap in sexual assault cases

Criminal lawyers need to know how parallel civil proceedings involving their sexual offence clients work, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer  Elizabeth Grace  writes ... Read more

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Higher premiums, less coverage make auto insurance an election issue

Auto insurance premiums could become a provincial election issue if Ontarians continue to pay more for less coverage, Kitchener litigation lawyer  Graham Bennett ... Read more

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Huberman set to launch new book on commercial arbitration

Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman  hopes next month’s launch of his new book will help people re-think arbitration. ... Read more

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The dos and don’ts of shareholder agreements

Business partnerships usually begin with a honeymoon period, but they can end in a messy divorce unless a shareholder agreement is in place, says Edmonton business lawyer  ... Read more

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Use time to reform minimum sentencing, not polls: O'Connor

The federal government should keep its promise to reform minimum sentencing requirements rather than polling Canadians to determine how they feel about the issue, says ... Read more

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