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Receiver responsible for evaluating secured creditor claims

A recent decision shows courts will take a pragmatic approach to insolvencies where there are limited assets at stake, says Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer  Marlin ... Read more

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Be clear about intentions when transferring property: Miller

Parents transferring property to their children to avoid probate fees on their estate should make their objectives crystal clear to minimize problems down the road, says Toronto ... Read more

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The high cost of free advice: Vickerman

A recent decision from the   United Kingdom is a cautionary tale for professionals everywhere to exercise caution in doling out free advice, says Toronto litigator  ... Read more

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Procedural fairness required when expelling a partner

A recent case from the Ontario Court of Appeal should serve as a cautionary tale for any partnership faced with a decision about whether to expel a partner from the firm, says ... Read more

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The dos and don’ts of shareholder agreements

Business partnerships usually begin with a honeymoon period, but they can end in a messy divorce unless a shareholder agreement is in place, says Edmonton business lawyer  ... Read more

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Auditors’ duty of care could extend to non-clients

Auditors may be exposed to increased liability in the wake of a court decision that extended one firm’s duty of care to non-clients, says Toronto commercial litigation ... Read more

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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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