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Use caution when applying remedy of distress

Remedies are available for landlords pursuing rental arrears from commercial tenants, but they must be applied correctly or the consequences can be costly, Toronto litigator ... Read more

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Access to information system broken: Winkler

Canada’s access to information regime is being crippled by underfunded government agencies and ineffective policing, Toronto lawyer and mediator  Howard Winkler ... Read more

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Newfoundland and Labrador to target 'revenge porn' with new law

JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador will target so-called revenge porn with new legislation to crack down on those who share intimate images without consent. ... Read more

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Lesage: LSO bencher structure 'too unwieldy'

Discussions to cut the number of Law Society of Ontario (LSO) benchers is a long overdue move that may lead to more efficiencies across the board, Toronto civil litigator Michael ... Read more

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Saskatchewan nurse fined for palliative care critique on Facebook loses appeal

REGINA — A nurse who was fined $26,000 for criticizing the quality of care her grandfather received in long-term care has lost her appeal of the penalty. The ... Read more

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#MeToo can help clarify acceptable workplace behaviour

While the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement has made some people feel safer coming forward with sexual harassment allegations, it has also revealed a lack of understanding of ... Read more

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Darryl Singer's media roundup

Toronto-area civil litigator and personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer is frequently called upon by the media to be a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his ... Read more

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Court of Appeal affirms occupier’s liability

By Michael Lesage In Ontario, the occupier of property is under a statutory duty to: “take reasonable care in the circumstances to make their premises safe. The ... Read more

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Case strategy should involve cost-benefit analysis

Lawyers should conduct cost-benefit analyses with clients during litigation after two firms that were trying to recover fees from unsatisfied customers received unfavourable ... Read more

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ACTRA working to address sexual misconduct: Matas

The organization that represents Canada’s film, television and radio artists has undertaken steps to address the wave of sexual misconduct allegations in the industry that ... Read more

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Case shows fraudulent misrepresentation voids a contract

A British Columbia judge’s decision to order a woman who was selling her upscale Vancouver home to return a buyer’s $300,000 deposit because of “fraudulent ... Read more

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Grievance process not suited for sexual misconduct claims

While civil litigation is not perfect, there are significant advantages to the process for survivors of sexual misconduct, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace ... Read more

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Matas to speak at OBA’s upcoming privacy summit

Toronto civil litigator  Anna Matas will take part in the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) upcoming Privacy Law Summit 2018. The event, which will focus on privacy ... Read more

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Don’t rely on handshakes and verbal agreements: Miller

Business deals and agreements between family members should be confirmed with a written contract to protect the interests of all of the parties involved,  says Toronto civil ... Read more

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LSO should tread carefully around contingency fees

Recommendations put forward by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to regulate contingency fees could block access to justice for those who can’t otherwise afford legal ... Read more

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Gap in province's gender-based violence strategy

In order for Ontario to remain a leader in working toward ending gender-based violence, the province should include legislative reform as part of its strategy, Toronto civil ... Read more

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Small claims dispute over dead trees dragging on

A legal dispute between two neighbours that’s rooted in a row of dead cedar trees is running on the “longer side” as far as small claims matters go, Toronto ... Read more

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The folly of self-representation at an LSO hearing

Lawyers facing discipline hearings before a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) tribunal must overcome their often-stubborn tendencies to “go it alone” with their ... Read more

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OCA to decide if hospital’s insurer must defend nurse’s alleged breach

How insurers cover health practitioners in actions involving privacy breaches hinges on an Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) hearing slated for March, Toronto employment lawyer  ... Read more

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Court upholds journalists’ right to protect sources

A recent Quebec ruling upholding a journalist's right to protect a source’s identity was the first successful test of Canada's new Journalistic Sources Protection Act , ... Read more

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