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Voluntary disclosure in offshore case 'business as usual' for CRA

Although reports that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) entered into secret deals with several KPMG clients over an offshore tax “sham” last year may have shocked many ... Read more

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Citizenship revocation proceedings voided

The federal government will have to rewrite the law if it wants to restart citizenship revocation proceedings against more than 300 people whose cases were tossed out, Toronto ... Read more

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Worldwide block on Google results great news for rights holders

A Supreme Court of Canada decision upholding an order that Google block online content worldwide is great news for rights holders, says Toronto intellectual property ... Read more

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Spouses must pay each other to get around tax law

Separating spouses who each want to claim dependent deductions on their tax returns may have to pay each other child support to get around outdated tax laws, says Toronto family ... Read more

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Legal, financial due diligence vital part of buying a business

Although handing over the funds and getting a receipt is enough to make the sale of a business legally binding, this is not an advisable way to assess the viability of a possible ... Read more

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Case shows transparency is key in assessing employee performance

A recent B.C. Supreme Court decision confirms that employers must be fair and transparent when assessing performance and dismissing employees — and failing to do so can ... Read more

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Situation for former Sears employees 'pretty bleak:' O’Donnell

TORONTO — An Ontario judge has given Sears Canada the green light to immediately proceed with reaching out to potential buyers while it's under creditor ... Read more

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SCC decision on Oland appeal matter unsurprising: Hicks

OTTAWA — Dennis Oland could soon be back in a New Brunswick courtroom, facing trial for the second-degree murder of his multimillionaire father all over again, but his ... Read more

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Contingency fee proposals could hurt modest claimants

A contingency fee cap could hamper access to justice for accident victims with smaller claims, Barrie personal injury lawyer  Steve Rastin  tells Law Times . The ... Read more

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Facts required to support claim of undue influence

While the doctrine of undue influence is an important tool for challenging suspect wills or transactions, a recent Ontario Court of Appeal case shows that it is also necessary to ... Read more

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Protecting against intellectual property theft

To protect against intellectual property (IP) theft, companies need to have proper firewalls in place and limit access to employees who need it to do their jobs, says  Jim ... Read more

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Botting pens open letter on remedying wrongful convictions

British Columbia criminal lawyer Gary Botting has written an open letter to David Milgaard to support changes to the way wrongful conviction claims are reviewed. Botting, the ... Read more

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Landlords cannot charge potential renters for application

Some Toronto landlords may be taking advantage of desperate renters by illegally charging money just to apply for an apartment, says Toronto civil litigator  Patricia ... Read more

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Courts committed to justice revile mandatory minimums: Enenajor

TORONTO — The mandatory minimum sentence of one year in prison for luring a child into sexual activity via the internet is unconstitutional, Ontario's top court has ruled. ... Read more

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Accident victims enter legal minefield when caregivers are family members

Families of accident victims should seek counsel before traversing the minefield of legislation and regulations that govern insurance coverage, says Toronto personal injury lawyer ... Read more

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The meaning of health law: Dewhirst

Practising health law is more than just acquiring a set of legal skills, it means immersing yourself in a discipline that goes to the heart of people’s lives, says Toronto ... Read more

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Baby steps to eDiscovery

Neesons is offering shared-device facilities so lawyers can easily display electronic documents during trials, discoveries and other proceedings, says its founder and president ... Read more

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The case for parenting co-ordinators: Benmor

The benefits of parenting co-ordinators are wide-ranging and their use in Ontario to deal with disputes is increasing, Toronto family lawyer  Steven Benmor writes in The ... Read more

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Language matters when drafting releases

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision serves to remind litigators that when it comes to releases, precedents are dangerous and words matter, Toronto civil litigators  ... Read more

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Law recognizing legal status of parents a 'dramatic' shift

New Ontario legislation designed to recognize the legal status of all parents, straight or LGBTQ2+ — regardless of how their children were conceived — is a dramatic ... Read more

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