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When free speech goes too far: Huberman

Freedom of speech is not absolute and the courts are likely to back the government’s decision to stop delivering a controversial Toronto publication, says Toronto ... Read more

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Drug use and criminal activity don’t diminish truth of testimony: Matas

EDMONTON — A man convicted of sexually assaulting an indigenous woman whom the Crown had jailed and shackled to ensure her testimony has applied for legal records to ... Read more

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Historical value of LSUC name should be recognized

There is no logical or historical basis for changing the name of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) — and doing so could actually lead the public to confuse the ... Read more

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Assumptions about credit card debt limitation periods often wrong

Although many believe the limitation period for credit card debt starts when a default occurs and then restarts each time a card is used or a partial payment is made, this ... Read more

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The sky’s the limit for e-filing court documents: Miller

Toronto civil and commercial litigator  Jonathan Miller is optimistic that a new pilot program for e-filing civil claims is merely the beginning of online efficiencies for ... Read more

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Changes to Construction Lien Act create level of accountability

Recently proposed changes to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act  that would create a new prompt payment system for contractors, subcontractors and workers ... Read more

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References to Goudge heighten its impact as a deterrent

Although the Goudge Inquiry has provided counsel with the courage to object to expert testimony on the basis of qualification, more work is needed in this area, Toronto criminal ... Read more

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Bill brings sexual assault law up to speed with the courts, times

OTTAWA – The Liberal government is changing sexual assault law to make it clear that an unconscious person cannot consent to sexual activity, part of an effort to bring ... Read more

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Independent legal advice and how it works

By Timothy N. Sullivan “I had a marriage contract drawn up by my lawyer. My lawyer said my fiancé needs to get independent legal advice before she signs it. ... Read more

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Lianna Yeung wins emerging leadership award

Toronto financial services lawyer Lianna Yeung has won the 2017 Elizabeth Grace Emerging Leaders Award. The award, in its third year, is named after Toronto ... Read more

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Wright to speak at 'Privilege: A Litigator's Guide' event

On June 20, Toronto civil litigator  Janice Wright , partner with  Wright Temelini LLP , will share strategic considerations, best practices and practical advice as part ... Read more

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Case of murderous nurse raises concerns about care

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — A former Ontario nurse admitted Thursday to using insulin to kill eight seniors and hurt six others while the vulnerable individuals were in her care, in ... Read more

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Non-paying tenants with cash taking a risk

Commercial tenants who stop paying rent despite being able to pay are playing a risky game, says Hamilton commercial litigation lawyer Mark Abradjian . In a recent  case ... Read more

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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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