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Accuracy a concern around roadside saliva-screening device

Roadside saliva-based drug-screening devices being considered for use in Canada may sweep up thousands of innocent drivers in their net if the technology isn't right, says Toronto ... Read more

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Electronic evidence spurs use of Anton Piller orders

The increasing amount of electronic evidence in civil cases has helped make Anton Piller orders (APO) more common, and although the execution of some orders have ... Read more

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Where to look for a loved one's elusive will

B.C. wills and estates lawyer  Alison Oxtoby  isn’t sure why so many people feel the need to hide their wills. “People put wills in crazy places and they ... Read more

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Enenajor joins partnership at Ruby Shiller & Enenajor Barristers

Lawyers Clayton Ruby and Brian Shiller welcomed Toronto criminal lawyer  Annamaria Enenajor to the partnership this month, with the firm now known as Ruby Shiller & ... Read more

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Silence the best bet when awaiting disciplinary penalty

Lawyers awaiting sentencing in disciplinary proceedings should keep their public comments to a minimum, says Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff ... Read more

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Providing regular feedback can boost a firm's workflow, morale

When senior members of a law firm provide regular feedback and performance results to its lawyers it can improve workflow and profitability while building a positive workplace, ... Read more

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Thin line between independent contractor and employee

Under the law, people who contract out their services to employers are seen differently than employees, and that can become painfully obvious when there’s a breakdown in the ... Read more

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What's behind a successful legal argument?

There is a subtle difference between a great legal argument and a successful one because not all strong submissions are successful, says Brampton criminal lawyer Michael ... Read more

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Koldorf joins Miller Thomson’s new Vaughan office

Employment and labour lawyer Inna Koldorf has joined Miller Thomson ’s new office in Vaughan. Koldorf tells AdvocateDaily.com her new firm “is a perfect fit ... Read more

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Decision an important precedent for gripe site operators, targets

Operators of gripe sites   and their targets have an important new precedent for determining when criticism using someone else’s IP crosses the line to become ... Read more

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Rehabilitation preferable to lengthy sentences in fentanyl cases

Fentanyl is a dangerous drug and in a league of its own from a potency perspective — but from a criminal justice view, it is important that sentences reflect societal ... Read more

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Workplace law reduces incentives for temporary hiring

The provincial government’s new workplace law makes temporary workers less attractive to employers, Markham, Ont.-based employment lawyer Laura Williams tells The Lawyers ... Read more

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Justice system not a forum for all grievances: Mazzeo

Although a lawsuit launched by a doctor who claimed his ex-lover ‘fraudulently’ got pregnant shows some creativity, it’s not a case Vaughan family lawyer  ... Read more

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Goals, objectives, tax considerations paramount when choosing a trust

Trusts are “purpose-driven” vehicles that can be beneficial in a number of circumstances, but it is important for individuals and families to begin by reviewing their ... Read more

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Pierringer agreements a useful tool in litigation: Pearn

Pierringer agreements may be an underutilized legal tactic, but they are gaining wider acceptance as a way for lawsuit litigants to reach a separate settlement ... Read more

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Making the case for reforming estates legislation

Ontario needs to follow other provinces and revamp its wills and estates legislation to reflect current needs, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Ian Hull tells ... Read more

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Careless driving law has gaps, but still a 'step in the right direction'

Tougher careless driving laws will not necessarily translate to tougher penalties, Toronto critical injury lawyer  Patrick Brown  tells Global News . The ... Read more

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OCA orders new trial in manslaughter case after rare Crown concession

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has ordered a new trial for two men convicted of manslaughter after the Crown, in a rare move, conceded that the trial judge’s charge to ... Read more

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Before consulting an employment lawyer, get documents in order

An employee who suddenly loses their job may want to consult a lawyer to ensure they receive everything they’re entitled to, Toronto labour and employment lawyer  ... Read more

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Interest rate increase a prompt to review finances: Easy Legal

The Bank of Canada’s decision to raise its key interest rate should be a call to action for Canadians to review their finances, says Easy Legal Finance Inc. president and ... Read more

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