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OCA decision highlights challenges of sexual assault cases

An Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision that ordered a new trial in a “he-said, she-said” date-rape case is a thorough judgment that sets out the difficulty that ... Read more

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U.K. extradition case instructive for Canada

Britain’s high court has made a well-considered decision in refusing to allow the extradition of an Englishman with mental health issues to face computer hacking charges in ... Read more

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Detailed estate plan valuable when assets in multiple jurisdictions

It is becoming increasingly common for Canadians to own securities and property in multiple jurisdictions, which can bring estate planning complications and the need for ... Read more

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Preparing for mediation of estate disputes

Mediation has come to play such a significant role in estates disputes that lawyers need to undertake extensive preparation in order to represent their clients’ best ... Read more

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McLeish launches $12M suit in cottager's tragic lamp fire fatality

The family of a 55-year-old mother of two who died after suffering burns to most of her body has launched a $12-million negligence lawsuit against the manufacturer of an ... Read more

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$1.7M award for B.C. couple after malicious prosecution by CRA

VICTORIA — A Vancouver Island couple has been awarded nearly $1.7 million in damages after a judge criticized the Canada Revenue Agency for the “ruination'' of their ... Read more

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Ontario passes concussion safety law designed to protect players, educate coaches

TORONTO — Ontario has passed concussion safety legislation designed to protect amateur athletes and educate coaches about the dangers of head injuries, calling the law the ... Read more

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'Political' paralegal decision bad news for family law litigants

The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) decision to create a special licence for paralegals to offer family law services was politically tinged and unwise, Markham family law ... Read more

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Ticker: DIY legal services an estate litigator's best friend

An online platform for people to create legal documents without the assistance of a lawyer is essentially the modernized version of will kits, Toronto-area estates litigator and ... Read more

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Costs decision a warning to insurers to treat plaintiffs better

A judge’s decision to award a plaintiff more than 10 times her net damage award in costs should serve as a warning to insurers to treat injury victims with respect, Toronto ... Read more

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OCA to decide if hospital’s insurer must defend nurse’s alleged breach

How insurers cover health practitioners in actions involving privacy breaches hinges on an Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) hearing slated for March, Toronto employment lawyer  ... Read more

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Changes needed to how jury rolls are created: Smith

In order to have juries that are more representative of the community, changes need to be made to how jury rolls are put together instead of altering the method of selection in ... Read more

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Do OMVIC suspensions of car dealerships go too far?

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) issues immediate suspensions of car dealerships when it determines their actions are putting the car-buying public at risk, but ... Read more

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Beware of 'zombie deeds'

Without administrative changes to the land registration system, the government has no way to determine the intent of the transferor, Toronto real estate and wills and estates ... Read more

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Steep learning curve for employers following passage of Bill 148

Organizations face a “steep learning curve” to get up to speed on their obligations under Bill 148, the  Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 , Markham, ... Read more

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Court upholds journalists’ right to protect sources

A recent Quebec ruling upholding a journalist's right to protect a source’s identity was the first successful test of Canada's new Journalistic Sources Protection Act , ... Read more

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LAO policy problematic for transcriptionists

Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) current approach to paying for appeal transcripts risks driving the few remaining experienced court reporters out of the transcription business ... Read more

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Damages vary when surgical tools left behind

Damages can vary wildly when surgeons leave equipment inside their patients, Toronto litigator  Richard Shekter tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The National Post ... Read more

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Diversity a key component of effective mediation

Toronto mediator  Victoria Romero would like to make diversity a pillar of the mediation profession. Romero, principal of the Toronto mediation firm  VR Law , ... Read more

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New CBA protocol on multi-jurisdictional class actions

A new protocol for the case management of multi-jurisdictional class actions, adopted by the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), will likely lead to less overlap and fewer conflicting ... Read more

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