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Litigation counsel useful following a cyber breach

Businesses that suffer privacy breaches should retain outside counsel as quickly as possible to help them deal with the full legal repercussions of such an event, Fredericton ... Read more

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Patent abandonment and reinstatement process tightened up

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO) proposed update to the Patent Rules represents a significant tightening up of the country’s abandonment and ... Read more

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Intervenor ruling highlights value of following best practices

An ‘unusual’ case where a judge ruled lawyers could not intervene with full-party status in a number of medical actions launched by a patient following her care ... Read more

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Guide sets out how to achieve arbitration’s potential: review

A new book by Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman , should enable parties, counsel and arbitrators to obtain the promised benefits of arbitration, or ... Read more

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Service of Family Court documents must comply with Hague Convention

With families increasingly spread across the globe, lawyers and judges are faced with more complex legal issues, Toronto family lawyer  Ryan McNeil writes in The ... Read more

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DivorceMate updates software following federal child support changes

DivorceMate Software Inc.  has updated its software to reflect changes that Ottawa has made to the federal Child Support Tables, says company president Michael ... Read more

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Traditional broadcasters squeezed between online pirates, new media

Traditional broadcasters are feeling the squeeze from both illegal piracy and legal over-the-top media services online, says Toronto intellectual property litigator  Kevin ... Read more

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Smartphones in the workplace: right to disconnect

A French-style “right to disconnect” for workers is unlikely to make it onto Canadian statute books in the near future, says Toronto employment lawyer  Kumail ... Read more

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Pierringer agreements a double-edged sword

A recent decision highlights practical concerns relating to Pierringer agreements, says Toronto commercial litigation lawyer  William Pepall . Pepall, partner ... Read more

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B.C. court decision highlights Canada's system of checks and balances

The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision to halt the extradition of two Canadian citizens to India to answer charges in an alleged honour killing highlights the ... Read more

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Mediation offers a holistic, humane way to settle disputes: Romero

The costs of litigation can run high, and often extend beyond financial expenses to intense emotional and psychological strain, particularly in cases involving family ... Read more

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Some shortcomings amid important features of new bail directive

The Ontario attorney-general’s new directive to Crowns on how to conduct bail hearings is worthwhile in several respects but leaves gaps, says Hamilton criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Triggers for updating your will: changes in assets

This is Part 1 of a three-part series where Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi  talks about the life events that should trigger a review of your will. In ... Read more

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Case could expand availability of Family Law Act damages

The availability of Family Law Act (FLA) damages could be expanded if the plaintiffs in an ongoing case are successful, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer  Victoria Boddy . ... Read more

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Outcomes illustrate impact of tone, content of responses to complaints

The content and tone of how health professionals respond to any complaint or investigation into their conduct can affect the disposition of the regulator, says Toronto health ... Read more

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Easy Legal Finance Inc. launches new treatment loan solution

Easy Legal Finance Inc. has launched a new treatment loan solution to help plaintiffs access the rehabilitation therapy they need after being injured in an accident, says ... Read more

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Choosing an ideal executor requires time, consultation

The role of executor is a complex and time-consuming responsibility that requires a knowledgeable and trustworthy candidate, as well as a willingness to consult professionals when ... Read more

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Ontario moves to ban eye tattooing, implanting eye jewelry

TORONTO — Eyeball tattooing and implanting eye jewelry will soon be banned in Ontario after health professionals urged action to prevent the dangerous ... Read more

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Trust, communication key when creating estate planning agreements

Creating a representation agreement may seem simple and direct — but in reality, it involves a personalized process that requires clients to consider a number of difficult ... Read more

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Bill 164 would have ‘significant’ impact on business

If genetic characteristics are added as a new protected ground under the Ontario Human Rights Code — along with immigration status, police records and social condition ... Read more

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