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Use caution when applying remedy of distress

Remedies are available for landlords pursuing rental arrears from commercial tenants, but they must be applied correctly or the consequences can be costly, Toronto litigator ... Read more

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Bill 164 needs work, but addresses real harms, injustices

A private member’s bill that adds four grounds of discrimination to Ontario’s Human Rights Code still has some “holes” that need to be filled, but these ... Read more

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The dangers of cosmetic surgery abroad

Those tempted by cheaper prices abroad for bigger breasts or flatter tummies should be aware of the dangers of so-called “medical tourism,” says Toronto facial plastic ... Read more

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Elder abuse often tough to spot: Urback

The often-subtle signs of elder abuse make it a tricky problem to diagnose, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Urback, an associate ... Read more

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Worst-case scenario thinking improves will accuracy

Planning for family disasters makes for a more accurate estate plan, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Allinotte, ... Read more

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New mortgage stress test could make homes less affordable

The government’s attempt to cool the hot housing market may actually prevent some people from being able to buy a new home, Toronto real estate lawyer  Matthias ... Read more

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Decision lambasting CAS demands reaction

A judge’s admonition of a children’s aid society’s (CAS) actions towards two Hamilton, Ont. foster parents brings a refreshing dose of accountability to the area ... Read more

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Charges stayed after police breach linguistic rights

An Ontario judge’s decision to stay criminal charges against a francophone man because the police failed to serve him in French is a reminder of the importance of linguistic ... Read more

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The termination clause: the most litigated aspect of a contract

When drafting employment contracts, it’s important that employers and their counsel pay special attention to termination clauses to avoid litigation after an employee is ... Read more

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Victim impact of the decline of accident benefits

In the first in a two-part series, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jennifer Hoffman explores how accident benefits in Ontario are being eroded. Injury victims are losing ... Read more

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Don't forget to mitigate in employment claims

The duty to mitigate their losses often comes as a nasty surprise to plaintiffs with constructive and wrongful dismissal claims, Toronto employment and human rights ... Read more

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Bill 37 designed to save lives of vulnerable road users

Re-tabled legislation aimed at strengthening existing road safety laws and adding new measures will provide important legal protection for vulnerable road users, Toronto critical ... Read more

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Case highlights limitations of Canada's extradition law

A case involving two teens who are pleading to stop their mother’s extradition to England for allegedly abducting them underscores the limitations of the law surrounding ... Read more

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Pay transparency bill introduces conflict in provincial laws

Proposed legislation intended to bridge the pay gap for women could prove challenging for recruiters as well as employers, Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator  Barry ... Read more

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Access to information system broken: Winkler

Canada’s access to information regime is being crippled by underfunded government agencies and ineffective policing, Toronto lawyer and mediator  Howard Winkler ... Read more

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LSO mandates training on workplace sexual harassment

As the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) highlights the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) — and there's a growing awareness of the need to tackle ... Read more

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WIPO ADR services underused in Canada

The arbitration and mediation services offered by the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Association (WIPO) are underused by Canadian lawyers, says IP and charity lawyer ... Read more

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No downward momentum in billing rates

Toronto's Mills & Mills LLP sets its fees by comparing what other lawyers in the same practice areas charge, business and estates lawyer David Mills tells Canadian ... Read more

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Seligman: disabled inadmissibility changes 'significant'

OTTAWA — The federal government is eliminating a long-standing rule that turned away would-be immigrants with intellectual or physical disabilities. On Monday, ... Read more

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Newfoundland and Labrador to target 'revenge porn' with new law

JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador will target so-called revenge porn with new legislation to crack down on those who share intimate images without consent. ... Read more

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