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Math studies give Toronto litigator a logical, analytical edge

When Toronto litigator Matthew Urback tells people his first university degree was in math, most are surprised and curious as to how that prepared him for a career in law. As ... Read more

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Loopholes likely to remain after tax act amendments

Although the government recently announced plans to tighten a number of tax rules — including a move to prevent ‘income sprinkling’ amongst family members ... Read more

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Costs rulings show how public policy plays out in estate litigation

Although in estate litigation, the unsuccessful party is often responsible for the successful side's costs, there is an exception when public policy considerations are engaged ... Read more

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Bilingual Ottawa bill could cause legal problems

A provincial law to officially recognize the bilingualism of Ottawa may not be necessary, says Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar . Liberal MPP Nathalie Des ... Read more

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One year on: cuts to insurance benefits taking a ‘mental toll’

Ontario’s reduced auto insurance benefits are already affecting people who have suffered severe injuries in motor vehicle crashes, says Toronto critical injury ... Read more

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Supreme Court patent decision brings Canada in line with the world

Canada’s patent regime has stepped in line with the rest of the world after the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rejected the promise doctrine, Toronto patent lawyer  ... Read more

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Feds unveil plans to stop 'unfair' business tax advantages

OTTAWA — The federal government is proposing measures to tighten what it calls “unfair'' loopholes for private corporations that enable many wealthy Canadians, ... Read more

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Claims administration, third-party funding and access to justice

Third-party funding can not only be used to finance unresolved litigation, it can be applied in a claims-administration process to ensure plaintiffs get timely payment for settled ... Read more

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SCC renders decision against Google

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling ordering search engine giant Google to remove the web pages of a company found to be duplicating a technology firm’s products will ... Read more

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The weight of words in family law matters

Lawyers can help set a more positive tone for splitting couples going through a tough period simply through the language that they use, Toronto family lawyer  Richard Diamond ... Read more

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Buying a cottage comes with a unique set of issues

With summer now in full swing, some may be tempted to join the happy hordes heading to cottage country, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris . But ... Read more

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Magazine profiles Carvajal's immigration law work

As Canada boasts dozens of immigration programs and every client has different needs, it is important to assess the strengths and risk factors of each case to determine the best ... Read more

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Two heads are better than one in dispute resolution

Two heads are better than one when it comes to dispute resolution, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel  Mitchell Rose writes in The Advocates’ Quarterly . ... Read more

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Shibley Righton LLP creates 'powerhouse' condo law group

The condominium law group at Shibley Righton LLP  is pleased to announce the arrival of four lawyers from Miller Thomson LLP – a move that creates one of the largest ... Read more

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Former Sears employees angry over $9.2 million in retention bonuses for some

TORONTO — Sears Canada's plan to pay out millions in bonuses to keep key staff on board while not paying severance to laid-off workers is being met with shock and disbelief. ... Read more

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Corporate boards and a person-centred approach to privacy ethics

Corporate boards can begin the process of ensuring a company operates with a person-centred approach to privacy ethics by looking at its mission, vision and values statements, ... Read more

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Anti-SLAPP measures may have halted lawyer's successful defamation claim

A lawyer who won a defamation case against a prominent media commentator is fortunate that he launched his case before Ontario’s anti-SLAPP law came into force, says Toronto ... Read more

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Lawyers need access to litigation software in digital age

Heuristica Discovery Counsel  is offering lawyers a suite of litigation software, and the tech and legal support necessary for handling electronic evidence, says  ... Read more

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Waddell launches new firm, Waddell Phillips Professional Corp.

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell has   opted to hang out her own shingle with the new firm,  Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation ,   which ... Read more

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Clients get substance, not flash, with Vickerman as their advocate

If she were independently wealthy, Toronto litigator Jessica Vickerman would likely be a lifelong student, following her wide-ranging curiosity from subject to subject. ... Read more

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