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Deference needs to be given to juries in personal injury cases

Although juries are understood to be the “great equalizers” and the community’s guide to what is just, to those peering in it appears that the appellate courts ... Read more

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Ruling on mitigation alters legal landscape

Although the duty to mitigate and the deductibility of mitigation earnings are central to employment law, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision not to deduct any ... Read more

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Cell searches a serious privacy intrusion

OTTAWA — Canadians should be ``very concerned'' about their cellphones, computers and other electronic devices being searched by U.S. border agents, the federal privacy ... Read more

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Lack of costs at LAT hampering some claimants

The lack of costs awards at the Licence Appeals Tribunal (LAT) may scare some injured individuals from fully pursuing deserving claims, says Toronto critical injury lawyer  ... Read more

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Religion and divorce: the influence of scripture

For people of religious faith, marriage and divorce have a deep spiritual dimension that can have a dramatic impact on people’s lives, says Toronto family law specialist ... Read more

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Bail decisions and the value of providing reasons

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling calls on judges and justices of the peace to provide explanations about how they reached a decision in a bail hearing, says Oshawa ... Read more

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'Textalyzer' would be a privacy invasion for drivers

Privacy concerns will hamper the development of a Canadian “textalyzer” that shows police if a driver’s cellphone was recently in use, says Windsor personal ... Read more

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Crackdown on employee misclassification problematic for some firms

Proposed employment law changes recently introduced by the Ontario government should give organizations that use the services of contract employees cause for concern, Markham, ... Read more

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The use of amicus curiae in cases involving informants

The use of informants makes it impossible for defence counsel to get all the facts in a case, but the use of amicus curiae could go a long way to alleviate any concern they have ... Read more

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Drivers need education on extra car insurance

Insurance providers and brokers should do more to educate drivers about the benefits of optional extra coverage, says Kitchener litigation lawyer  Graham Bennett . Since ... Read more

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Hiring superstar lawyers part 1: Talent spotting

In Part 1 of our mini-series on best hiring practices for growing law firms, Toronto legal public relations and business development expert Jana Schilder explores how ... Read more

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Manasuev helps clients navigate U.S. tax maze

After completing his first law degree in his native Russia, Oakville-based U.S. tax attorney Alexey Manasuev had dreams of studying in the U.S. and aspirations to master one of ... Read more

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Proactive approach needed when custody, addiction issues meet

The opioid crisis has infiltrated communities across North America — and for individuals with addiction issues who are caring for children, the repercussions may be ... Read more

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'No winners' in sexual assault defamation cases

In the rare exceptions in sexual assault cases where there is malice by the person claiming to have been a victim of assault, the alleged ... Read more

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Tax changes to have sizeable impact on professional corporations

While the federal government’s proposed tax changes will increase the burden on all small businesses, new professional corporations will be hit especially hard, as many of ... Read more

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Is my fellow shareholder misappropriating funds from the business?

A shareholder who is a non-operating silent investor who suspects that an operating shareholder is siphoning money must tread carefully to ensure the ongoing viability of the ... Read more

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Be clear about intentions when transferring property: Miller

Parents transferring property to their children to avoid probate fees on their estate should make their objectives crystal clear to minimize problems down the road, says Toronto ... Read more

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Do-it-yourself wills are a recipe for litigation

Do-it-yourself will kits can be a recipe for litigation, warns Toronto-area estates litigator and mediator Charles Ticker . “I do love those will kits you can buy for ... Read more

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Regular client contact key to keeping wills updated

Having an up-to-date will can help individuals and their families avoid a host of problems down the road, but lawyers need to encourage clients to revise their estate plans ... Read more

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Inter vivos shelter trust best for adult child with special needs

Many individuals who opt to buy a home for an adult child with special needs may choose to put the property in his or her name, but the use of an inter vivos shelter trust is ... Read more

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