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Civil suit gives sexual abuse victims more control

Civil lawsuits give sexual abuse survivors a degree of control and accountability that they cannot achieve in criminal cases, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace ... Read more

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Random drug testing: privacy versus safety

Random drug testing of employees pits their privacy against workplace safety, and the jury is still out on which side is being given more weight in the courts, says Toronto ... Read more

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Being unable to locate Weinstein won’t stop lawsuits

Even if plaintiffs launching lawsuits against Harvey Weinstein are unable to locate him to serve the legal papers, it won’t prevent those matters from moving forward against ... Read more

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Co-operation key to resolving misconduct complaints

This is part three of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Ontario. In this instalment, civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses the investigations ... Read more

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New app raises thorny legal issues: Mandin

A new app designed to help victims of sexual assault find each other could harm their case if they decide to pursue criminal charges or a civil suit, Toronto civil ... Read more

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Privacy ruling poses challenges for broadcast industry

A small claims ruling that awarded a woman privacy breach damages after footage of her jogging was used in a condo commercial could cause challenges for broadcasters and ... Read more

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New app helps sexual assault survivors find each other

A new app designed to help victims of sexual assault find each other could harm their legal interests, Toronto civil litigator  Anna Matas tells Metro News . ... Read more

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Premier's anti-SLAPP law could kill her defamation suit

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s defamation action against opposition leader Patrick Brown may fall foul of her own government’s anti-SLAPP legislation, Toronto ... Read more

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Use of Anton Piller orders reined in by appeal court

Plaintiffs’ counsel across the country should take note after the Alberta Court of Appeal cracked down on a series of overbroad Anton Piller orders (APO), Hamilton ... Read more

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Unique lawsuit deals with trauma of witnessing crime in jail

A lawsuit filed by six prisoners against the province of Ontario is a unique case that may be one of the first in Canada to seek damages for the trauma of witnessing crime in ... Read more

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New construction laws a boon for industry: Vickerman

Recent changes to Ontario’s construction laws — including a new interim adjudication process to resolve payment disputes and the implementation of prompt payment ... Read more

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Lawyer faces uphill task in malicious prosecution action against law society

An Ontario lawyer faces an uphill battle to win his malicious prosecution and defamation action against the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), Toronto commercial litigator and ... Read more

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How mortgage brokers can protect themselves against lawsuits

Extensive notes showing how mortgage brokers met their fiduciary duty to clients is the best defence against lawsuits and complaints, says Toronto civil litigator  Natalie ... Read more

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Cherniak to discuss professionalism and civility at Advocates' Society event

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak will share his insights on the art of civility in advocacy at an upcoming program, presented by The Advocates’ Society. On ... Read more

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Homeowners on the hook for clearing snow from sidewalks

Toronto homeowners who don’t regularly clear their sidewalks after a snowfall can be at risk to be found responsible for any accidents that might occur, Toronto litigator ... Read more

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Lo Greco Stilman: a full-service firm with a community connection

Lo Greco Stilman LLP is a full-service, community-based law office located in a mixed commercial-residential neighbourhood of North York that focuses on building relationships ... Read more

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Litigation counsel useful following a cyber breach

Businesses that suffer privacy breaches should retain outside counsel as quickly as possible to help them deal with the full legal repercussions of such an event, Fredericton ... Read more

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Guide sets out how to achieve arbitration’s potential: review

A new book by Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman , should enable parties, counsel and arbitrators to obtain the promised benefits of arbitration, or ... Read more

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Pierringer agreements a double-edged sword

A recent decision highlights practical concerns relating to Pierringer agreements, says Toronto commercial litigation lawyer  William Pepall . Pepall, partner ... Read more

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‘Slow and steady’ the right approach to modernizing Ontario's courts: Miller

TORONTO — Ontario's antiquated court system will inch toward the modern age, as the attorney general announced Wi-Fi for courthouses, jury summons via email or text and ... Read more

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