Civil Litigation
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Law Contractor launches business bundles, flat-fee pricing

Edmonton lawyer  Kirk Goodman isn’t afraid of rocking the legal boat with his upfront, flat-fee pricing model. With clients demanding more transparency, he tells ... Read more

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Trend of women leaving law evident at senior, mentorship level

The attrition of women in law is an unfortunate reality and one that is especially noticeable in the higher levels of the legal profession, resulting in a shortage of female ... Read more

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Richard Shekter: a fierce advocate in complex cases

Being embroiled in a legal dispute is one of the most stressful situations people will face, and having an experienced advocate to help them navigate the justice system can ... Read more

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Tech-based analytical system boosts firm efficiency

After studying how external pressures were impacting the legal industry, Toronto litigator  François Sauvageau  decided it was time to shift gears in his career, ... Read more

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Lawyers obligated to speak out against racism and Islamophobia

VANCOUVER — Lawyers who launched a legal assistance hotline for victims of Islamophobia are urging Canadian citizens and politicians to talk more openly about the racism and ... Read more

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Flexibility key to work-at-home arrangements for lawyers

Although it is essential to have lawyers in the office to handle l ast-minute situations, enabling colleagues to work from home is essential if it helps keep them in the ... Read more

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Video of police Tasering man raises serious questions

A cellphone video that captures Toronto police Tasering a man while he was restrained and face down on the ground raises some “unsettling” questions about police ... Read more

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Tracking estate beneficiaries: lawyer turns detective

People can make life easier for loved ones dealing with their estate by ensuring a copy of the will is kept where it can be easily found by a trusted ... Read more

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Tough to pursue company when it respects contract conditions

While customers can seek recourse when a company deliberately violates a contract, it can be difficult to go after an airline when it respects its agreement with passengers ... Read more

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Default provisions of settlement agreements must be reasonable: Baron

A case successfully argued in Ontario’s Superior Court by Toronto civil, corporate and commercial litigator  Bruce Baron gives new guidance on drafting default clauses ... Read more

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Never a dull moment in commercial litigation

Toronto civil litigator Maija Pluto says early into law school she knew she wanted to pursue a career in litigation because it provided an opportunity to exercise her analytical ... Read more

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'Strategic litigation' erodes public confidence: Smith

Some trial lawyers may be using dubious tactics to intentionally delay and hinder court actions, costing those seeking legal remedies unnecessary legal fees   and ... Read more

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Free legal advice a boon for sexual assault survivors

A pilot program that provides free legal advice to sexual assault victims should become a permanent government initiative, says Toronto civil litigator Anna Matas . The ... Read more

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Class-action case management smoothed by top court judgment

Allowing judges to sit outside their own province will help smooth the complicated process of managing national class actions, says Toronto civil litigation and class-actions ... Read more

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Matas joins board of Barbra Schlifer Clinic

  Toronto civil litigator Anna Matas has joined the board of directors of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic , an organization that offers legal representation, ... Read more

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Empowering clients improves access to justice: Mandin

Toronto civil litigator Stephany Mandin believes if the public were better informed of their legal rights and obligations, it could have a significant impact on backlogs in ... Read more

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Ask a lawyer: what does ‘without prejudice’ mean, anyway?

By Timothy N. Sullivan Sure, ‘without prejudice’ seems like a real legal term. But what is it, exactly? The traditional meaning of ‘without ... Read more

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SCC ruling underscores standard of review inconsistencies

Although the headlines generated by the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. centred on the court's interpretation of the Canada ... Read more

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Mantra for insurance brokers: communicate and document

Insurance brokers who don’t properly inform auto policyholders of material changes to their premiums or benefits are putting themselves at risk, says Toronto civil ... Read more

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University student's drinking death a 'liability wake-up call'

A lawsuit filed against Dalhousie University in Halifax after a 19-year-old student died from alcohol poisoning in residence is a wake-up call to all institutions to review their ... Read more

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