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Strong branding best defence against imitators for unpatentable products

Strong branding is the best defence against copycat products when patenting isn’t an option, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer  John Simpson .  While it ... Read more

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Rules for first-time homebuyers tricky for spouses

Determining if you qualify for Ontario’s first-time-homebuyer land transfer tax credit is often confusing for spouses, so it’s best to talk to a residential real ... Read more

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Co-operation key to resolving misconduct complaints

This is part three of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Ontario. In this instalment, civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses the investigations ... Read more

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PTSD bill a positive step: Achkar

A private member's bill that would establish a federal framework to address post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a positive step in recognizing mental health issues faced by ... Read more

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Employers: investigate harassment complaints before taking action

With the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #metoo campaign impacting many workplaces, it’s important that organizations investigate before imposing discipline or dismissing ... Read more

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Amid sexual harassment suits, Soulpepper takes 'quick, decisive' action

TORONTO — The renowned co-founder of one of the country's leading theatre companies resigned Thursday, just days after four actresses alleged in lawsuits that he had ... Read more

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Civil route gives complainants more control: Fisher

TORONTO — Four actresses who allege they were sexually assaulted and harassed by Soulpepper Theatre founding artistic director Albert Schultz say they were motivated to ... Read more

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SCC ruling on bail impacting how electronic monitoring is applied

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision confirming the structure of the legal test for bail is impacting the way electronic monitoring is considered in bail decisions, ... Read more

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Creative billing alternatives to traditional hourly format

With growing pressure on law firms to bill with more predictability, clients would like to see such services more like a commodity instead of billed on an hourly rate, says ... Read more

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The pros and cons of being a sole practitioner

A new video series launched by Lawyers Financial aims to provide some useful insights and tips for lawyers who are — or are considering becoming — sole ... Read more

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Estates errors: Common will drafting mistakes part 1

With more than 17 years of experience litigating disputes, and a legal lineage that dates back more than a century, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer  David Mills has seen ... Read more

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Decisions provide insight into competing class actions

Three recent decisions — one each from Quebec, Saskatchewan and Ontario — provide guidance about when one court may defer to another in competing class proceedings, ... Read more

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New app raises thorny legal issues: Mandin

A new app designed to help victims of sexual assault find each other could harm their case if they decide to pursue criminal charges or a civil suit, Toronto civil ... Read more

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Privacy ruling poses challenges for broadcast industry

A small claims ruling that awarded a woman privacy breach damages after footage of her jogging was used in a condo commercial could cause challenges for broadcasters and ... Read more

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Independent brokers critical in growing litigation funding market

As Canada’s litigation funding and insurance market grows, truly independent brokers will become more important for lawyers seeking the best deal for clients, says  ... Read more

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Bridging the generation gap in law firms

Legal firms will need to become more tech-savvy as members of Generation Z graduate from law school and join the workforce, says Alan Bass , president of Korbitec Inc. , a ... Read more

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Potential complications of Botox treatments

With younger people of both genders receiving Botox injections to mute the effects of aging, it’s important to be aware of the potential complications, and imperative to ... Read more

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Decision empowers judges to challenge biased experts

Trial judges should feel empowered to act when an expert’s testimony raises concerns after a recent Court of Appeal decision, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Fabio ... Read more

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Crafting restrictive covenants is a tricky balancing act: Katz

When selling a business, it’s important to ensure restrictive covenants are not “unduly restrictive,” says Toronto business lawyer  Anton Katz . ... Read more

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Mindfulness can improve how lawyers practise law

A commitment to mindfulness can lead to less stress and better communication, and it could also change the way you practise law, says Toronto-area family lawyer  Nicolle ... Read more

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