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Vague allegations assist hockey player in faceoff with insurer

A recent B.C. Supreme Court decision demonstrates how broadly courts will interpret pleadings when ruling on an insurer’s duty to defend, says Vancouver insurance ... Read more

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Lawyer choice key to family court preparation

Selecting the right counsel is the most important thing a divorcing spouse can do to boost their own case, Kitchener family lawyer  Lorrie Stojni tells  ... Read more

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Condo corps will face battles with recreational weed

Condominium corporations may consider taking steps to protect condo owners when recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada next July, Toronto real estate lawyer  ... Read more

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Coaching creates pathways to magic: Dewhirst

The coaching process of goal setting and strategizing is the fastest way to create momentum and change in your life, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst  recently told a Law ... Read more

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No segment of society immune from DUIs: Engel

Toronto criminal lawyer Michael Engel likens his work defending drinking and driving offences to a chess game, one in which strategic constitutional arguments, rather than ... Read more

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FCA sets out right approach in luggage trademark confusion case

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) set out the right approach to resolving the issue of trademark confusion in a recent case involving a Canadian luggage company and a Swiss firm, ... Read more

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Law should be decided upon the act itself, not the consequences

Applying the criminal law to what is essentially a horrible accident — a momentary lapse in judgment — isn’t appropriate, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph ... Read more

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Off-duty conduct can lead to discipline, dismissal

While having to discipline employees for their off-duty conduct might seem like a novel issue, employers have long had to deal with the ill-advised actions of workers outside ... Read more

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Decision offers lessons on Copyright Act limitations

A recent Federal Court case successfully argued by Toronto civil litigator  Bruce Baron  is a reminder that the limitation period for actions brought under the ... Read more

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New Toronto courthouse: a time for new technology

The construction of Toronto’s mega-courthouse presents a great opportunity for Ontario to get serious about modernizing the justice system and moving closer to one that ... Read more

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Fentanyl: a crisis with far-reaching consequences

Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist says the Canadian government needs to do more to regulate the prescription of fentanyl that's causing a growing number of users to ... Read more

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Partner committee can boost technology adaptation

A partner committee dedicated to innovation can help law firms get the most out of technological developments in the legal market, says Bishu Solomon of Epiq , a leading global ... Read more

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Inattention and distracted driving should not be a valid defence for drivers who kill

Drivers who kill or injure pedestrians should not be able to rely on their own inattentiveness and distracted driving as a defence to criminal and provincial offences, ... Read more

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Mortgage stress test: the new rules of engagement

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI), which regulates banks and mortgage insurance companies, released further mortgage rules which will come into ... Read more

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Fintech readiness lacking in Canada and abroad

Technology is set to shake up the relationship between the consumer and their financial institutions, Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer  Marlin Horst  tells The ... Read more

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Unified family court expansion overdue

A planned expansion of the Ontario’s Unified Family Court (UFC) is long overdue, Toronto family lawyer  Ron Shulman  tells Law Times . The UFC system allows ... Read more

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Grandparents should be peacemakers, not troublemakers: Colman

The best way grandparents can resume their relationships when blocked from seeing their grandchildren is through therapy or counselling, Toronto family lawyer  Gene C. ... Read more

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Year-end tips for U.S. taxpayers living abroad

With 2017 coming to a close, U.S. taxpayers living abroad should make sure they are well-positioned to benefit from current and proposed regulatory changes, says ... Read more

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Proposed legislation to enhance consumer protection: Conant

The provincial government’s plans to amend home warranty legislation is welcome and necessary, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant . “Getting balance ... Read more

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Superior Court decision on costs 'key' for access to justice

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision on costs in a personal injury matter has “massive implications” for legal cost protection providers such as BICO ... Read more

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