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How to kill business in the GTA – host the Pan Am Games

By Inga Andriessen Hold onto your hats, it’s rant time on the blog today. I recently read the traffic forecasts from “officials” for the Pan Am games ... Read more

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OCA clarifies line between oppression and derivative actions

While there are good reasons for the technical distinctions between derivative and oppression actions, Toronto civil litigator Patricia Virc says overlap between the two actions ... Read more

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So you want to change the Ontario Employment Standards Act?

By Inga Andriessen The Toronto Star has recently been running a series about “precarious employment.” The series is highlighting what they believe are failings ... Read more

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#RelationshipGoals for you and your business lawyer

By Inga Andriessen The hashtag included in the title of this blog post is a term that keeps showing up more and more on the Internet. Of course, some of the ... Read more

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New courthouse desperately needed in Halton

A sorely outdated courthouse with no improvement plan in sight means cases being heard in Halton Region face an increased risk of delays and access to justice barriers, says ... Read more

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D2Law to discuss electronic payments at Law Society event

Toronto lawyers Sara Cohen and Anatoly Dvorkin will discuss how to use electronic payments in a law practice at the upcoming Solo and Small Firm Conference 2015 – The ... Read more

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Panel to share billing strategies at solo, small firm event

Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen will share her thoughts on how to make your law practice a more viable business at the upcoming Solo and Small Firm Conference 2015 ... Read more

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Know the consequences before signing a commercial lease

When entering into a commercial lease, individuals must be fully aware of the consequences should the lease be breached, which can include personal liability for goods removed ... Read more

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Employees behaving badly

By Inga Andriessen Ah, nothing like a few pints (well, maybe more than few) and a soccer match to bring out the hooligan in some people: you all know what I’m writing ... Read more

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Differences between U.S., Canadian transaction documents

Canadian lawyers engaged in cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures are often presented with transaction documents drafted by American lawyers — documents which ... Read more

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Why the LSUC should not force firms to hire students

By Inga Andriessen I recently read an article in the Globe & Mail that suggested cutting all men’s wages so they were equal with women’s wages. I ... Read more

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The joys of settlement

By Inga Andriessen A file I was working on just settled on the eve of trial. As a trial lawyer, I enjoy arguing a case before a judge. I revel in the questions, the ... Read more

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DLA Piper and Davis finalize combination in Canada

Davis LLP has finalized its agreement to join forces with the 4,200 lawyer global firm of DLA Piper as DLA Piper (Canada) LLP — a combination that unites the breadth of ... Read more

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When parties consent

By Inga Andriessen Last week I attended court on an unusual motion. In 2012, a defendant to a lawsuit settled an action with my client by agreeing to make payments over time. ... Read more

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Capping the automobile leasing company’s liability

By Inga Andriessen Our firm handles a lot of vehicle leasing litigation and documentation. Working in this area of law, we’ve seen a lot of changes over the years, ... Read more

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Ontario announces cap-and-trade plan to help battle climate change

TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario will take "an enormous step'' to adopt a so-called cap-and-trade plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions and help battle climate ... Read more

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Waiving compliance with Bulk Sales Act creates risks

The need to comply with the Ontario Bulk Sales Act continues to elude many small business owners, creating the risk of being made to pay for assets twice, says Toronto business ... Read more

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Law students, please stop complaining

By Inga Andriessen Lately there have been a lot of articles written by law students. They’re complaining about the debt they’ve incurred to get their degrees. ... Read more

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The building blocks of a career in a business

By Inga Andriessen This morning I went to Starbucks and paid partly on my Starbucks card and partly with a $20 bill. After I paid on the Starbucks card, the balance was ... Read more

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Michael Gleeson has a broad corporate practice at DDO

Michael Gleeson  has a broad practice that specializes in commercial agreements, procurement, corporate reorganizations and governance at  Dykeman Dewhirst ... Read more

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