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Drunk in a self-driving vehicle – what’s the law?

As vehicles become more sophisticated and require less human interaction, self-driving autos could change how impaired driving statutes apply, Toronto civil and commercial ... Read more

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Be aware of ‘choice of law’ clauses from other jurisdictions

When faced with a contract from another jurisdiction, lawyers should check for a “choice of law” clause that could alter their involvement in the matter, Toronto ... Read more

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Personal touch sets Allinotte apart

Approachability is the key to Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte’s practice. Allinotte, the owner of Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation ... Read more

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Ron Strike helps accident victims feel empowered

Bowmanville personal injury lawyer Ron Strike cringes every time he sees a law firm advertisement on the back of a bus or overlooking the highway. Strike, counsel to Will ... Read more

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Novel legal process preserves the right to an appeal

In a rare legal procedure, Toronto criminal lawyer Tyler Smith ’s client preserves his right to appeal a first-degree murder conviction after waiving the bulk of the ... Read more

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Jury calls for consecutive life sentences, but judge has final say

A judge has the option of sentencing two men who were convicted in the murder of an Ontario woman to consecutive life sentences because they are currently serving time for another ... Read more

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Taxpayer's responsibility to review accountant-prepared return

Although many Canadians hire a professional to prepare their tax return, the courts have generally been unwilling to allow taxpayers to rely entirely on their accountant to ensure ... Read more

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Trademarking ‘Taco Tuesday’ a tough task

A large chain of taco restaurants will have a tough time trying to keep others from using “Taco Tuesday,” Toronto business lawyer  Bill Northcote tells ... Read more

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Pot legalization: Canadians need to educate themselves

OTTAWA — The federal public safety minister says people shouldn't jump to conclusions about when they'll be able to buy marijuana legally, as a key federal bill makes ... Read more

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LSO disciplinary actions show flexibility

A recent decision by the Law Society Tribunal in Ontario to convert a conduct application into an invitation to attend is an example of the willingness of a governing body to be ... Read more

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Lawyers may greatly assist foreign students navigate visa process

Hiring legal counsel may improve the chances of success for applicants seeking a permit to study in Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman  tells  ... Read more

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No such thing as materiality in estate accounts

While materiality is an important convention in accounting and auditing relating to the significance of an amount, transaction, or discrepancy, it has no real application in ... Read more

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Starting lawsuit outside of Toronto can have cost, time advantages

Although there may be a good reason for a company to start a lawsuit in Toronto, possible delays and additional costs may mean there can be benefits to pursuing an ... Read more

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Koster has seen it all during three decades in workplace violence

Toronto workplace violence and elder abuse consultant  Denise Koster , has been gripped by the ongoing harassment and sex assault scandals spreading across the entertainment ... Read more

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Decisions on termination clauses inconsistent: MacLeod

Ontario courts need to provide more clarity when examining the language in termination clauses so employees and employers can get a better idea of what will be enforced and what ... Read more

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Divorce 101: How to survive divorce season

“Divorce Season” is in full swing, Toronto family lawyer  Usman Sadiq  tells AdvocateDaily.com That’s the name Sadiq, founder and principal owner ... Read more

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'Knee-jerk reaction' to any specific case is wrong

It’s “astonishing” and “absolutely wrong” for federal politicians to have commented about the need for justice system change after the acquittal of a ... Read more

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Spousal sponsorship process now moving faster: immigration minister

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the government has met its goal of shortening wait times for those hoping to sponsor their spouse from abroad. Hussen says ... Read more

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Decision wrongly links punitive and moral damages to income

A record award in favour of a fired executive sends the wrong message about punitive and moral damages, Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator  Barry B. Fisher ... Read more

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Budding office romances can create thorny issues for employers

Office romances may be more common and less taboo than in the past, but they pose multiple risks and the lines between personal and professional interaction need to be clear, ... Read more

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