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Parties not privy to reasons for SCC leave to intervene decisions

As the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) does not provide reasons for its decisions on who is allowed to intervene in a case, it is impossible for parties to know exactly what the ... Read more

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Ontarians with disabilities to benefit from exemption limit change

A number of recent changes that increase the exemption limits for those who receive funding from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) will mean more money for Ontarians ... Read more

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Expanding firm, candidate need good corporate fit: Dormer

Before committing to bringing in a new partner, Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer says it's best to have a trial run to ensure the prospective recruit is a good ... Read more

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Getting to yes: best options for dealing with childcare expenses

Separating couples are better off negotiating an agreement to deal with childcare expenses rather than relying on a court, Toronto family lawyer  Elinor Shinehoft ... Read more

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Expunging unrealistic support orders a possibility

Judges have a rarely used power to expunge support arrears in extreme circumstances, says Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer . Ludmer, principal of  LudmerLaw , says ... Read more

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Non-disclosure puts auto dealers at risk

Car dealers need to be clear and truthful in all material they post about the vehicles they’re selling, including the price, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer ... Read more

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OCA provides clear direction on dissent, free expression

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision that quashed a trespassing charge against a self-described citizen journalist is "instructive" for future cases, Toronto criminal ... Read more

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New sexual assault laws likely to face Charter challenge

Defence lawyers should be worried about legislation that proposes significant changes to Canada’s sexual assault laws, as counsel need to be able to use all relevant ... Read more

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Small businesses, Trudeau govt headed for autumn tax showdown

Ottawa's fall parliamentary session is a couple of weeks away and Canadians are already getting a preview of what could be the season's main event: a scrap over the Liberals' ... Read more

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Lawsuits not always possible when injured in a collision in B.C.

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle collision in British Columbia, you may not be able to sue the party responsible, says B.C. workplace occupational health and ... Read more

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The importance of shielding children from nastiness of divorce

For parents, the first rule of divorce is to shield the children from the negative stuff, says Toronto family lawyer  Usman Sadiq . “Everyone can probably agree that ... Read more

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Shares may not be the 'juicy carrot' they appear to be: Katz

Accepting shares in your employer’s company may seem like a “no-brainer,” but doing so may not be as beneficial as it appears, says Toronto business lawyer  ... Read more

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Stuart Rudner launches new employment law firm

Toronto-area employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner has launched a new firm, Rudner Law , to continue working strategically with clients. The Lawyer's Daily ... Read more

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Obradovich joins OBA’s health law section

Toronto personal injury lawyer  Miles Obradovich  is bringing his decades of experience as a medical malpractice litigator to the  Health Law Section  of the ... Read more

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Civil and criminal proceedings overlap in sexual assault cases

Criminal lawyers need to know how parallel civil proceedings involving their sexual offence clients work, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer  Elizabeth Grace  writes ... Read more

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Supreme Court decision reduces mental illness stigma

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on the availability of damages for psychological injuries will help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, says Toronto personal injury ... Read more

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ODSP exemptions benefit disabled accident victims

Disabled accident victims who are in receipt of ODSP benefits will no longer have to worry about income support clawbacks after changes to the Ontario Disability Support ... Read more

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Why September is so busy for family lawyers

In family law circles, January is often referred to as “divorce month,” but Toronto family lawyer  Ryan McNeil says September isn’t too far behind. ... Read more

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Lawyers need to use latest technologies in cases

Current practice standards demand counsel become more competent in electronic discovery, or face potential liability risks, says Toronto eDiscovery lawyer  Crystal ... Read more

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Big banks' dominance hampering fintech sector

Established banks’ control over Canadian fintech may be inhibiting the sector’s development in this country, says Toronto corporate and commercial lawyer  Marlin ... Read more

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