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Oral loan deal costs ex-lawyer $2M

A $2-million judgment against a former Toronto lawyer shows the dangers of accepting loans from clients, Hamilton commercial litigation lawyer  Mark Abradjian tells  ... Read more

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Understanding motivation key to resolving legal disputes: Rosenbaum

As a teenager, Toronto labour and employment lawyer Stefan Rosenbaum's  part-time job as a grocery store cashier in Winnipeg gave him an early taste of workplace issues that ... Read more

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Low overhead key consideration when moving law office

Although a number of issues often factor into a decision to relocate a law firm to a new address, Edmonton lawyer  Kirk Goodman tells The Lawyer’s Daily that ... Read more

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Preserving electronic evidence with Anton Piller orders is on the rise

Anton Piller orders – once regarded as an extreme measure to be rarely used – have grown in recent years, particularly in intellectual property and trade secret ... Read more

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Math studies give Toronto litigator a logical, analytical edge

When Toronto litigator Matthew Urback tells people his first university degree was in math, most are surprised and curious as to how that prepared him for a career in law. As ... Read more

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Clients get substance, not flash, with Vickerman as their advocate

If she were independently wealthy, Toronto litigator Jessica Vickerman would likely be a lifelong student, following her wide-ranging curiosity from subject to subject. ... 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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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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