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Using ADR to avoid court and settle issues amicably

Most family law files can be resolved without going to court by using alternatives like negotiation and mediation, says Toronto family lawyer Usman Sadiq. And that’s ... Read more

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Mediation brief, timing critical in personal injury cases

As personal injury actions are typically started years after the date of loss, mutually agreeing to a timetable early on — including scheduling and booking a mediation date ... Read more

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Bill 148 set to shake up temporary work rules

Ontario’s new workplace law could force a big change in the way companies use temporary workers, Toronto employment lawyer  Miriam Anbar  tells The Lawyers Daily ... Read more

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Harnett to argue medical marijuana patient voices should be heard

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett and other counsel will be arguing in the Superior Court of Justice on Monday for leave to intervene in a case where the City of ... Read more

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LMIA recruitment rules toughened up

Employers seeking temporary foreign workers have new hoops to jump through after the federal government beefed up the requirements for a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment ... Read more

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Dewhirst gives back to legal profession as a coach

As both a coach and advisor for a new Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) program, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst loves the interaction with fellow lawyers and helping them ... Read more

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Party hosts not liable for guest's fall

A recent decision shows homeowners shouldn’t be treated like insurance companies when a person injures themselves on their property, says Toronto insurance defence ... Read more

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Daya pours heart, soul into personal injury practice

When Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya  was 12, she told her parents she wanted to be a lawyer.   They were horrified. Immigrants of Indian descent ... Read more

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Strategies maximize chance of settlement in wrongful dismissal cases

When it comes to wrongful dismissals — the most common of non-unionized workplace disputes — there are a number of approaches that may better maximize settlement ... Read more

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Intent to disobey No U-turn sign more important than turning method

The lack of a clear definition of a U-turn or a three-point turn in Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act is intentional, in order to allow for a liberal interpretation of a ... Read more

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Bail, probation and parole systems in need of overhaul: Goldlist

Canada’s bail, probation and parole systems are keeping vulnerable offenders trapped in a revolving door, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist .  ... Read more

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Waddell to seek leave to appeal in proposed class action

The plaintiffs involved in a proposed class action that alleges negligence manufacture and a failure to warn of defective implantable cardiac defibrillators will request leave to ... Read more

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Paradise lost: underutilizing tech is a competitive disadvantage

The legal profession has been known to lag behind other industries when it comes to adopting technology, and even those firms that have invested in digital solutions are missing ... Read more

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The rise of telemedicine and the regulatory regimes that govern it

With the growth of telemedicine, hospitals and other health-care organizations should have policies in place to outline how best to use it to ensure they meet their regulatory ... Read more

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Demystifying impending employment regulations

There's been a raft of recent proposed changes to Ontario's labour and employment regulations, but Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod says the good news is that compliance ... Read more

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Program to bring gay Chechens to Canada humanitarian effort

Although it isn't clear whether a Canadian program that secretly brought a number of gay Chechens to Canada is considered a refugee effort by definition, if the goal of ... Read more

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Winkler successful in landmark media libel case

A recent Ontario Superior Court ruling of criminal contempt resulted in a newspaper publisher being sentenced to 21 days in jail and levied with one of the highest ... Read more

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Canada has no legislative responsibility to rescue citizens abroad

Complaints that the federal government didn’t react fast enough to get Canadians out of the Caribbean when Hurricane Irma hit highlight a misconception about Ottawa’s ... Read more

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Getting legal documents in order gives seniors peace of mind

With an aging population, it’s important to get your legal documents in order — and the earlier, the better, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo . ... Read more

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Include a termination clause in employment agreements: Achkar

Ontario employers should present all new hires with a solid employment contract that includes an enforceable termination clause to protect themselves from costly payouts if the ... Read more

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