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No such thing as materiality in estate accounts

While materiality is an important convention in accounting and auditing relating to the significance of an amount, transaction, or discrepancy, it has no real application in ... Read more

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Starting lawsuit outside of Toronto can have cost, time advantages

Although there may be a good reason for a company to start a lawsuit in Toronto, possible delays and additional costs may mean there can be benefits to pursuing an ... Read more

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Koster has seen it all during three decades in workplace violence

Toronto workplace violence and elder abuse consultant  Denise Koster , has been gripped by the ongoing harassment and sex assault scandals spreading across the entertainment ... Read more

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Decisions on termination clauses inconsistent: MacLeod

Ontario courts need to provide more clarity when examining the language in termination clauses so employees and employers can get a better idea of what will be enforced and what ... Read more

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Divorce 101: How to survive divorce season

“Divorce Season” is in full swing, Toronto family lawyer  Usman Sadiq  tells AdvocateDaily.com That’s the name Sadiq, founder and principal owner ... Read more

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'Knee-jerk reaction' to any specific case is wrong

It’s “astonishing” and “absolutely wrong” for federal politicians to have commented about the need for justice system change after the acquittal of a ... Read more

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Spousal sponsorship process now moving faster: immigration minister

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the government has met its goal of shortening wait times for those hoping to sponsor their spouse from abroad. Hussen says ... Read more

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Decision wrongly links punitive and moral damages to income

A record award in favour of a fired executive sends the wrong message about punitive and moral damages, Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator  Barry B. Fisher ... Read more

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Budding office romances can create thorny issues for employers

Office romances may be more common and less taboo than in the past, but they pose multiple risks and the lines between personal and professional interaction need to be clear, ... Read more

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Align beneficiary designations to reduce litigation risk

Testators can minimize the chance of their estates ending up in litigation by aligning their beneficiary designations, Toronto trust and estate litigator  Felice Kirsh ... Read more

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Fire in the OR: a lesser known medical risk for patients

The surprising incidence of surgical fires is a reminder to patients of the complexity of risks associated with medical procedures, Toronto personal injury lawyer  David ... Read more

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Open mind key to sexual misconduct investigations

Investigators must approach allegations of workplace sexual misconduct with an open mind, says  Jim Downs , the founding partner and managing director of MKD International ... Read more

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Designing a roadmap for success after divorce

Divorce is one of life’s most stressful events, and people going through one often feel devastated, Toronto family lawyer and life coach Leanne Townsend tells Lawyer ... Read more

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Don’t forget your digital property in estate planning

With the exponential rise in the value of cryptocurrency, it’s important to include this new-age asset in your estate planning, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback ... Read more

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Pain and suffering cap will restrict rights of the injured

VICTORIA — Allowing people to sue for pain and suffering in car accidents has been viewed as a fundamental principle in British Columbia, but that changed Tuesday when ... Read more

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No bans necessary on office romances

Even in the #MeToo era, employers should steer clear of bans on office romance, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner tells AdvocateDaily.com . Rudner, ... Read more

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Confidentiality breaches risky for employees

Employees should consider obtaining independent legal advice before breaching confidentiality agreements with their employers, Toronto criminal and civil litigator Laurelly Dale ... Read more

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Stanchieri Family Law's culture rooted in client service

Toronto's Stanchieri Family Law is marking its 10th year of success by recruiting a number of new team members who share the firm's strong core values, says founding partner ... Read more

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Therapeutic background helps solve clients' problems

Nothing surprises Ottawa employment lawyer Ella Forbes-Chilibeck . Before finding her calling in the law, the founder of Forbes-Chilibeck Employment Law had a two-decade ... Read more

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To settle or not to settle: that is the question

Deciding when to settle and when to litigate hinges on a client's unique circumstances, says Toronto employment and human rights lawyer Christopher Achkar . “To settle ... Read more

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