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Inquiry to probe systemic issues in care facilities

One of the most agonizing decisions people face is admitting a family member into a long-term care facility, Toronto workplace violence and elder abuse consultant  Denise ... Read more

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Seeing is believing: civil litigation in the surveillance age

New technologies have made it easier than ever to capture a collision in real time, however, given the sheer volume of digital evidence new practices and laws are required, ... Read more

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Due process vital for claims of workplace sexual harassment

The rapid-fire pace of social media posts around the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have brought changes around workplace sexual harassment, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator ... Read more

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Immigration program for migrant caregivers under review

The planned suspension of a pilot program that gives migrant caregivers a chance at permanent residence status in Canada came as a shock to the community, says Toronto immigration ... Read more

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OCA settles issue around third-party funding

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision settled the issue of whether a judge’s order on a third-party funding agreement is final or interlocutory, says Toronto ... Read more

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SCC dangerous offender decision a win for society

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC)  decision on dangerous offenders gives defence counsel cause for guarded optimism, says Toronto criminal lawyer David Smith . ... Read more

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Unique considerations for LGBTQ estate planning

There are important estate planning considerations for LGBTQ individuals that take into account the unique needs and structure of their families, Toronto estates and trusts ... Read more

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SCC decision doesn’t broaden duty of care

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that found the auditor of a company’s financial statements was negligent does not broaden the case law surrounding duty of care, ... Read more

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Consider buying rental items along with the home

When purchasing a home, consider buying out any utility and appliance rental contracts to avoid a notice of security interest being registered against title to your property, says ... Read more

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Enforcing taco trademark could become a 'marketing fail'

The well-known term ‘Taco Tuesday’ is merely descriptive and there could be an argument made that it should never have been registered as a trademark , Toronto ... Read more

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PPH provides similar protection between jurisdictions

Patent Prosecution Highways (PPH) between Canada and other jurisdictions can save clients time and money, Toronto patent lawyer Aaron Edgar tells The Lawyer’s Daily . ... Read more

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Case highlights need to look at mandatory minimums

An Ontario judge has struck down a mandatory minimum sentence for a drug smuggling offence, ruling that two years in prison would be a “grossly disproportionate'' punishment ... Read more

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Canada must investigate terrorist suspect

Before a British-Canadian man accused of joining ISIS in Syria is allowed to re-enter this country, a thorough investigation of his activities must be carried out by Canadian ... Read more

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New legislation will make it easier to organize unions

New legislation giving trade unions access to employee contact information will make it easier for them to organize bargaining units, says Vaughan labour and employment ... Read more

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Segregation rulings good news for mentally ill inmates

Three recent rulings that restrict the use of solitary confinement are good news for mentally ill inmates as long as governments follow through with substantial reforms, Toronto ... Read more

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Carefully read trampoline park rules, waivers

With winter break around the corner, parents should be aware of the high level of risk associated with trampoline parks, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino Paciocco tells ... Read more

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Will drafting involves 'mental gymnastics'

When drafting a will, it's important that people give serious consideration to inevitable issues, such as taxes and who should benefit from the estate, Thunder Bay wills and ... Read more

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Selling, trading cryptocurrency a 'taxable event'

Although taxpayers trading bitcoin for another cryptocurrency may think they do not have to report the transaction, they need to be aware that in the eyes of the Canada Revenue ... Read more

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Guidelines for patients recording doctor visits

Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine tells CTV News that it’s prudent for doctors to establish a clear policy around patients who want to record their medical visits. ... Read more

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Technology efficiently lowers costs for client

Gone are the days when law firms could maximize efficiencies and satisfy clients with only the most basic office technology, says Alan Bass , president of Korbitec Inc. , a ... Read more

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