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Pot dispensary raids will drive patients to the black market: Clark

A series of police raids on unregulated pot dispensaries across Toronto is a short-sighted move that will force patients who relied on those businesses to go underground for ... Read more

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Judge's decision in NHL class action may pave way for settlement

A U.S. federal judge's decision to deny a motion by the National Hockey League to dismiss a class-action lawsuit involving former players over how the NHL addressed ... Read more

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Cyclists must go extra mile to protect themselves in a crash

Typically it's drivers of cars who are responsible for most collisions with bicycles, but cyclists must ensure they take proper measures to protect themselves on the ... Read more

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The Law Studio launches Peterborough office

The Law Studio , an innovative business law boutique, will be opening a Peterborough office next month, says Toronto business lawyer Jonathon Baker . Baker, managing ... Read more

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Physician-assisted dying: follow guidelines from the courts and colleges

Hamilton medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer Andrew Spurgeon says doctors should follow guidelines set by medical colleges and provincial courts on physician-assisted ... Read more

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Admitting stress of situation may lead to new strategies

Choosing to respond calmly when feeling provoked is an effective way to handle a stressful dispute — and a ‘matter-of-fact’ reply to an opposing counsel’s ... Read more

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Clear communication more effective than anger in office, court

Anger in the workplace is usually the result of miscommunication or missed expectations — instead, lawyers should be sure to clearly communicate deadlines and other ... Read more

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Accident benefit changes taking effect on June 1

By Brian Goldfinger  Did you know that your car insurance coverage for accident claims is changing effective June 1, 2016? If your answer is “ NO," then you’re not alone. To ... Read more


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Crash victims will be hard hit by June 1 accident benefits reductions
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Sweeping reductions to Ontario’s accident benefits system as of June 1 will impact all victims of car crashes — from people with catastrophic injuries such as ... Read more

Ending a failed marriage with a successful divorce: Benmor
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With a sound plan and a support system, there are ways spouses can end a failed marriage in the best way possible, says Toronto family lawyer Steven Benmor . “You ... Read more

Recharging during tough negotiation helps ease tension
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In the middle of a demanding negotiation, taking a break can be a welcome opportunity to recharge and help prevent a situation from escalating, Toronto family ... Read more

Landlords should ask questions in light of pot shop crackdown, raids
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Landlords and property managers could be on the hook for thousands of dollars in fines if tenants open a marijuana dispensary, which remains illegal despite promised legislative ... Read more

OCA provides guidance on Charter breaches and exclusion of evidence
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TORONTO — A woman found with marijuana in her car trunk has won an acquittal on appeal, in part because police violated her rights with an unnecessary high-risk ... Read more

POA important tool in blended family estate planning
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Blended families are increasingly common but they do have unique planning concerns, says North Vancouver estate planning lawyer Jaime Ashby . There are essentially two ... Read more

Case highlights 'devastating' nature of general damages deductible
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Plaintiff personal injury lawyer Brian Goldfinger says a recent decision from the Superior Court of Justice highlights the “devastating” impact of ... Read more

Erica Lien seeks solutions through collaborative law
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Family lawyer Erica Lien helps divorcing couples manage conflict by keeping them focused on the big picture, she tells AdvocateDaily.com . “The best way to deal with ... Read more

Firms discovering advantages of collaborative structure
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Although change is occurring slowly, law firms of all sizes are starting to move toward a more collaborative environment, Toronto legal management consultant Mark ... Read more

Jacob Stilman moves to new office that's inviting for clients
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Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman has moved to a new office that is comfortable and inviting, as well as well-situated to attract walk-in clients. “The new office ... Read more

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Estate of man killed by police officer subject of nasty dispute
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By Charles Ticker  Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed by officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop on July 19, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, Ray Tensing has been ... Read more

CPSO revises policy on physicians treating friends and family
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine The College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) recently reviewed and updated its policy on ... Read more

Increased reporting requirements for exempt market distributions
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By Cameron MacCarthy  and Adam Rock Effective June 30, 2016, issuers will be subject to increased reporting requirements for exempt market distributions with the introduction of a new version of ... Read more

Medicine, law, religion: Israel Stinson and the perfect storm
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By Jennifer Hartman  For 50 days, two-year old Israel Stinson occupied a hospital bed in California, where a ventilator forced air into his lungs, keeping oxygen flowing throughout his tiny ... Read more

Lost and found – $5 Billion
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag  You’re on your way out the door and as you reach for your keys where you are absolutely certain you placed them only minutes ago, you grasp at nothing but air. Sound ... Read more

Before you do that business deal
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By Inga Andriessen  Many of our clients are entering “deal mode” these days which often leads to questions about the value and enforceability of documents prepared in anticipation of ... Read more

How tiny cameras have changed personal injury litigation
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By Brian Goldfinger  This morning, I saw some of the most gruesome videotape of an assault I have ever seen in my years as a personal injury lawyer . The video depicted a horrific ... Read more

The ‘bottom line’ of restructuring
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By Nicole Simes  In today’s shifting economy, restructuring is common amongst large and small employers. Restructuring may involve shifting employees within a company, but more commonly ... Read more

BICO® helps litigation guardian in $3.5M trial award
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By John Rossos  BICO® was able to provide legal cost protection for a litigation guardian in Ontario, allowing their counsel, Graves & Richard Professional Corporation, the ... Read more

No take-backs!
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag  If you have school-aged children, you have undoubtedly heard of the ironclad playground rule “no take-backs.” Siblings often relish in reminding one another of the ... Read more

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