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Many legal options available for employees who lose their jobs

Employees who lose their jobs have more legal options than just bringing a wrongful dismissal action, says Toronto employment and labour lawyer Doug MacLeod . ... Read more

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TREB, Competition Tribunal dispute 'complicated'

Toronto real estate lawyer Patrick Aulis says the ongoing battle between the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) and the Competition Tribunal is “complicated” and ... Read more

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Creating the most accurate legal record

By Kim Neeson  Undertaking. Advisement. Refusal. These are three oh-so-simple words that lawyers expect to see plainly laid out in their discovery or cross-examination transcripts. But when ... Read more

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Police practice for all women in custody to remove bras degrading

Toronto criminal lawyer Annamaria Enenajor says there needs to be wide-scale review of the police procedure requiring women to remove their bras when they are ... Read more

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National Family Law Program premier networking venue

This year’s National Family Law Program , held mid-July in St. John's, Nfld., provided valuable networking opportunities for DivorceMate Software Inc. and its sister ... Read more

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Large law firms, networks competing on global stage

As law firms grow to meet client needs, they often consider joining a firm network or expanding internationally, but Toronto business lawyer Bill ... Read more

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Income calculation for self-employed support payors unclear

A recent British Columbia decision that ruled a man’s fluctuating income can be calculated for child support purposes as an average of five years instead of ... Read more

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Access to justice in the business law context

By Inga Andriessen  A few weeks ago the newspapers were buzzing with the decision of the Honourable Mr. Justice Nordheimer to halt criminal charges against an individual until Legal Aid paid the ... Read more


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Time for 'distracted walking' legislation in wake of Pokemon GO chasing
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Legislation to stem the tide of distracted walking in busy cities might be a step in the right direction – especially now with the launch of Pokemon GO, says ... Read more

Bra removal for all those in custody humiliating, unnecessary
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Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor says the Chatham-Kent Police Service is flying in the face of a major court decision by routinely demanding that women remove their ... Read more

OCA restricted by statement of claim when awarding damages
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While the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) went a long way to increase damages awarded against a Mississauga company that launched a “campaign of abuse” to force a deaf ... Read more

The Law Studio runs counterintuitive to traditional law firm model
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Toronto corporate-commercial litigator Jonathon Baker is on a mission to change the traditional law firm model and the way legal services are delivered. Baker, managing ... Read more

Proposed fee ban latest in 'dizzying array' of industry reforms
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A plan by Canada’s securities regulators to consider banning embedded fees in mutual funds is concerning to the investment industry, as it comes on the heels of ... Read more

Baert considers appeal of Barrick Gold carriage decision
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Toronto class-action lawyer Kirk Baert is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court of a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision denying his firm carriage of a ... Read more

Commercial leases are contracts that should be negotiated
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Business owners should remember that a lease is more than just a document, it’s a long-term contract, says Toronto commercial real estate lawyer Andrew Fortis . ... Read more

Lawyers give back through Rotary, community service clubs
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Service clubs such as Rotary provide a uniquely effective way for lawyers to give back to their community, says Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett . “It is ... Read more

Groia matter a cautionary tale on lawyers' conduct
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The outcome of lawyer Joe Groia’s dispute with the Law Society of Upper Canada could have sweeping impact on how lawyers do their jobs, says Helen Hall ... Read more

Where to register personal property security a crucial question
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Lawyers who don't give much thought to where they register personal property security may find themselves facing some unintended consequences, Toronto corporate lawyer ... Read more

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The impact of counterfeit goods
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By Steven Rayson  The counterfeiting industry has expanded greatly in recent years in terms of the range of counterfeit products that are now available. These include, among other things: ... Read more

Inspecting property held by an estate
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By Ian Hull  One of the primary duties of an estate trustee is to ascertain the assets of the estate. Sometimes, at the time of death, property of another person may be left at the ... Read more

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Aslan
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By Najma Rashid  An April 13, 2016 decision by Justice Charles T. Hackland in Ottawa has provided further guidance on the notice requirements before an insurer can perform a s.33 examination ... Read more

Auto insurance changes: what you need to know
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By Alison Burrison  A couple of weeks ago I was asked to speak on the radio talk show What She Said , hosted by Christine Bentley and Kate Wheeler, about the recent changes to auto insurance ... Read more

What to expect if charged with voyeurism
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By Stacey Nichols  In a recent post we wrote about the “he said, she said” nature of some sexual assault cases. These are not the only types of sex crimes that can be difficult to ... Read more

What happens to my business when I die?
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By Kristine Anderson  Starting and running your own business as a sole proprietor may be more common today but that doesn't mean it’s easy — it takes large amounts of time, ... Read more

Unreasonable behaviour, bad faith and reasonableness of costs
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By Andrew Feldstein  Jackson v. Mayerle , 2016 ONSC 1556: This case examined several important aspects of costs determination in Ontario family law cases and provided further insight as to the ... Read more

Guidance for health professionals: how (not) to delegate
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine The focus of today’s blog post is the delegation of patient care by regulated health professionals. We thought this ... Read more

Top five tips for start-ups when recruiting online
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By Inna Koldorf  Since many candidates spend a large part of their time online, a company’s online presence could become a top recruitment source. With the increased prevalence of social ... Read more

Removing an estate trustee for conflict of interest
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag  Estate trustees play a critical role in administering an estate. Their role can give them great decision- making power. Yet this power can be abused. A conflict of interest may ... Read more

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