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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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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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Should you look for work while suing your former employer?

Employees who sue their employers for wrongful dismissal have an obligation to look for a new job, says Toronto civil and commercial litigator  Jonathan Miller . “If ... Read more

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Is your corporate lawyer a dealmaker or breaker?

When it comes to corporate legal matters, Edmonton lawyer  Kirk Goodman says the right people can make the deal. But, as the cliché goes, the wrong players ... Read more

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Million-dollar lien claim stymied by diplomatic immunity

Hamilton commercial litigation lawyer Mark Abradjian says contractors in disputes with foreign embassies may have trouble collecting on judgments after a judge ruled a Saudi ... Read more

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Disagreements over money not necessarily constructive dismissal

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision upheld a lower court finding that not all disagreements over remuneration — even when the boss is wrong — constitute ... Read more

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Ruling needed to clarify plaintiff’s burden in SLAPP legislation

The  Protection of Public Participation Act —  aimed at combating the apparent problem of “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” (SLAPP) ... Read more

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Radnoff to discuss key considerations of settlement at LSUC program

Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff will share his insights on   settlement agreements at the upcoming “A litigator's guide to ... Read more

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OHRT takes stand against penalizing employees who take parental leave

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal makes it clear in a recent case that employers cannot penalize employees for taking parental leave, says Toronto civil litigator  Maija ... Read more

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Subsidiaries not liable for judgments against parents

Canadian subsidiaries can rest easier after the Ontario Superior Court ruled that Chevron Canada can’t be held financially liable for a judgment against its American parent ... Read more

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The CSI effect: managing client expectations

Mutually beneficial relationships help the legal system work smoothly so lawyers should be patient and candid with upset clients, says Toronto civil and commercial litigator ... Read more

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Hamiltonian Abradjian at home in the courtroom

Hamilton commercial litigation lawyer Mark Abradjian takes great satisfaction in seeing his firm grow at the same time his hometown is experiencing an overall boom. ... Read more

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The perils of taking no position

A recent decision from Ontario’s Court of Appeal serves as a reminder to counsel that taking “no position” on interlocutory motions can have serious ... Read more

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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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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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Appeal panel costs award against law society 'an outlier'

While a recent Law Society of Upper Canada appeal panel decision that awarded costs to two lawyers after an 11-year battle with the regulator is encouraging, it will not likely ... 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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Margaret Waddell moves practice to Phillips Gill LLP

Toronto class-action lawyer  Margaret Waddell  has moved her practice to  Phillips Gill LLP  where she is focusing on plaintiff-side class actions, as well as ... 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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