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New adjudication system to broker construction lien disputes

A new mandatory adjudication system for construction disputes in Ontario should improve the efficiency of the construction industry, Toronto litigator Jessica Vickerman ... Read more

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Saskatchewan nurse fined for palliative care critique on Facebook loses appeal

REGINA — A nurse who was fined $26,000 for criticizing the quality of care her grandfather received in long-term care has lost her appeal of the penalty. The ... Read more

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Don't eliminate peremptory challenges, widen the jury pool: Hicks

The federal government’s plan to eliminate peremptory challenges of jurors is a wrong-headed “knee-jerk” reaction to a single high-profile trial and will ... Read more

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Many exemptions for Bill 148's equal pay provisions

A new provision in Ontario’s labour laws that requires part-time, casual and temporary workers to receive the same rate of pay as full-time employees doing substantially the ... Read more

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Frustration of contract claim best left for lawyers: Zeilikman

A person should always consult with counsel if their job is terminated because the employer claims their contract has been “frustrated,” says Vaughan labour ... Read more

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Duty to accommodate – even when not requested

An employer’s duty to accommodate can even apply when an employee hasn’t asked for it, says Vancouver workplace occupational health and safety, and employment ... Read more

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How to be a great leader: Quigg

When Toronto construction lawyer Janice Quigg  was reflecting on American author John Maxwell’s levels of leadership, she developed her own acronym, LEAD. “I ... Read more

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Glowing review for Huberman's book on commercial arbitration

Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman  tells  AdvocateDaily.com he’s gratified by the response to his recently released book. ... Read more

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Vancouver rules for short-term rentals to ease city's vacancy rate: mayor

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is moving to legalize short-term rental accommodation but operators will only be able to advertise their principal residence. Vancouver ... Read more

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Five-year high for fatalities on OPP patrolled roads, waterways in 2017

ORILLIA, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police say they saw a five-year high for the number of fatalities from collisions on roads they patrol in 2017, including a 10-year ... Read more

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Insurer must defend nurse in "groundbreaking" privacy breach case

A "groundbreaking" appeal court decision confirming that an insurance company has a duty to defend a nurse facing a privacy breach lawsuit could have a major ... Read more

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Warranty coverage for condo conversions a boost to the industry

New warranty coverage will provide long-overdue protection for purchasers of converted condos, Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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OCA ruling a reminder not to delay administering an estate

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision that ordered an estate trustee to pay interest to the beneficiaries of legacies highlights the “rule of convenience” and ... Read more

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Ontario government tackles distracted driving

Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that target distracted driving are welcome and necessary, Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Claims for cosmetic procedures 'gone wrong' on the rise

Medical malpractice claims involving cosmetic procedures are unique and often challenging to pursue, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica B. Mahabir tells ... Read more

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Navigating disability benefit claims a ‘whack-a-mole’ game

For people who can’t work due to injury or illness, navigating the disability insurance process can be draining — sometimes to the point where application ... Read more

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Purchasing a business: five basic steps

In the first instalment of a three-part series, Toronto lawyer Sarita Samaroo-Tsaktsiris   explores the legal ins and outs of buying a business. Legal ... Read more

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ROE confusion may lead to Service Canada changes

OTTAWA — An Ottawa woman was confused when she opened the letter from Service Canada and found not a cheque for sickness benefits, but a request for repayment totalling ... Read more

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Will stayed Uber class action deter use of ADR?

Toronto mediator and arbitrator Bernard Morrow  hopes a recent ruling staying a proposed $400-million class action in favour of arbitration in the ... Read more

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Ghostwritten medical reports should not be permitted: Ford

Ghostwritten medical reports are not the same as consensus reports and should not be allowed in medical legal cases, says Toronto orthopaedic spine and trauma surgeon Dr. Michael ... Read more

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