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Is my fellow shareholder misappropriating funds from the business?

A shareholder who is a non-operating silent investor who suspects that an operating shareholder is siphoning money must tread carefully to ensure the ongoing viability of the ... Read more

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Be clear about intentions when transferring property: Miller

Parents transferring property to their children to avoid probate fees on their estate should make their objectives crystal clear to minimize problems down the road, says Toronto ... Read more

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Do-it-yourself wills are a recipe for litigation

Do-it-yourself will kits can be a recipe for litigation, warns Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles Ticker . “I do love those will kits you can buy for ... Read more

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Regular client contact key to keeping wills updated

Having an up-to-date will can help individuals and their families avoid a host of problems down the road, but lawyers need to encourage clients to revise their estate plans ... Read more

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Inter vivos shelter trust best for adult child with special needs

Many individuals who opt to buy a home for an adult child with special needs may choose to put the property in his or her name, but the use of an inter vivos shelter trust is ... Read more

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New social scheduling app turns online chats into emoji-based dates

Toronto intellectual property lawyer  Erika Murray  went public this month with an innovative calendaring app she designed in response to the social scheduling ... Read more

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Drink-drive limit debate must put safety first

Safety must come first for lawmakers considering a cut to the legal blood-alcohol limit, says Toronto critical injury lawyer  Dale Orlando . The Canadian Press (CP) ... Read more

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Court rules police breached time limit in accessing youth record

Several marijuana-related charges against an Ontario man have been dismissed after his counsel, Toronto criminal lawyer Aliki Yorgiadis , argued police accessed his fingerprints, ... Read more

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Google Translate no substitute for court interpreters

All participants in the justice system need to be aware of the interpretation needs of parties who come before the courts, says Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar . ... Read more

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The legalization of marijuana and the Jewish community

Marijuana legalization needs limitations on how people access it — not unlike alcohol and tobacco in Canada, Toronto criminal lawyer  Matthew ... Read more

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Organizations hiding data breaches will face stiff penalties: Bauer

MONTREAL — Canada's Privacy Commissioner has asked credit monitoring company Equifax to provide a full report on its large-scale security breach, including details on how ... Read more

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LSUC contingency fee review should be measured, cautious: FOLA

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations  (FOLA) is urging the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to exercise caution in its review of contingency fee ... Read more

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Some complaints about recruiters are justified: Rossi

When Toronto legal recruiter and lawyer  Joanne Rossi  reads online complaints about her industry, she doesn’t get defensive, she gets determined. "I actually ... Read more

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Rule change means earlier mediation

Toronto mediator and settlement counsel  Mitchell Rose  says recent changes to the local mandatory mediation procedure will lead to earlier resolutions for many ... Read more

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Gov't starting to tax shared economy at consumer level

The Quebec government’s recent agreement with Airbnb that allows the online hospitality service to collect and remit the tax on lodging on behalf of hosts represents ... Read more

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Dispelling myths around recording conversations, summary dismissal

In recent posts on his Canadian HR law blog, Toronto-area employment lawyer and mediator  Stuart Rudner discussed the issue of whether employees should record a ... Read more

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Onus on accused in murder cases to show cause for bail

The bail decision in the case of an Ontario neurosurgeon accused of killing his wife points to some of the misconceptions around bail in murder cases in Canada, says Toronto ... Read more

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Regulate personal support workers: Popovic-Montag

A spate of recent abuse allegations shows the need for regulation of personal support workers (PSWs), says Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana Popovic-Montag . The ... Read more

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Spooked Toronto buyers risking deposits by failing to close deals

Toronto real estate lawyer  Daniel Bernstein says buyers spooked by the city’s suddenly stuttering real estate market are putting their deposits at risk if they try to ... Read more

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Ontario law applies, regardless of business culture: OSC

Regardless of any business cultural differences that exist in other global markets in which an issuer operates, a recent Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) decision confirms that ... Read more

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