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Victims' paid leave provisions lack clarity: Townsend

A new Ontario law that ensures victims of domestic or sexual violence have time off work for counselling, legal and relocation purposes is a step in the right direction, but ... Read more

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ADR in family disputes saves time, money: study

New research that shows family lawyers consider alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to be both more efficient and less expensive than litigation and acknowledges the value that ... Read more

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Address tax concerns early when owning, investing in U.S. real property

Thousands of Canadians own and invest in U.S. real property, but the issues one couple recently faced when selling their vacation home serve as a cautionary tale on the importance ... Read more

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The five hindrances to being focused: Kopping-Pavars

In Part 3 of a seven-part series on mindfulness, Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars discusses t he five hindrances that cause us physical and emotional pain. ... Read more

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BICO announces sale of controlling interest to Trebuchet

BICO Risk Management Inc. has announced the sale of a controlling interest in its legal expense insurance business to a consortium led by an affiliate of Trebuchet Group ... Read more

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Case strategy should involve cost-benefit analysis

Lawyers should conduct cost-benefit analyses with clients during litigation after two firms that were trying to recover fees from unsatisfied customers received unfavourable ... Read more

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Coaching provides valuable independent perspective

The legal profession is becoming more comfortable with the use of executive coaches to enhance competitiveness and well-being, Toronto lawyer and executive coach Michael Bury ... Read more

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POA beats DNR tattoo across chest: Shinehoft

Communicating one’s wishes for end-of-life care is essential to ensure they’re honoured, but there’s still no guarantee that family members and doctors will be ... Read more

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ACTRA working to address sexual misconduct: Matas

The organization that represents Canada’s film, television and radio artists has undertaken steps to address the wave of sexual misconduct allegations in the industry that ... Read more

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Large penalties, jail time common in 'tax protest' scheme cases

A recent case where two ‘tax protesters’ were given jail sentences for their role in enabling or advising individuals to evade paying income tax shows that the ... Read more

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Case shows fraudulent misrepresentation voids a contract

A British Columbia judge’s decision to order a woman who was selling her upscale Vancouver home to return a buyer’s $300,000 deposit because of “fraudulent ... Read more

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Lawyer for Bloc Quebecois leader serves TV network and panel with legal warning

QUEBEC — A lawyer for Bloc Quebecois Leader Martine Ouellet has sent a legal warning to a TV network in Quebec and the panellists of a political talk show for recent remarks ... Read more

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Vicarious liability case a reminder for employers to know risks

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has set the record straight in ruling that employees may be personally liable for their own negligent conduct while carrying out duties in the ... Read more

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Damages likely to be inadequate for victims of flawed drug tests

No amount of money can compensate for the damage caused to families ripped apart by faulty drug and alcohol testing, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel tells ... Read more

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Defining harassment in the #MeToo era

While the #MeToo movement has put a spotlight on issues surrounding workplace harassment, there can be a misunderstanding as to what constitutes this bad behaviour, says Toronto ... Read more

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Digital assets, accounts should be included in estate planning

Technology may have changed most Canadians’ day-to-day lives, but it’s also having an impact on how they should prepare for their declining years and even death, says ... Read more

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The importance of exercising your right to a trial

When you are charged with a crime, it is usually better to go to trial than plead guilty, says Toronto criminal lawyer Ryan Handlarski . “What I tell people is if ... Read more

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Tips for strengthening sexual harassment policies

Increased publicity around sexual harassment in the workplace has put added pressure on employers to ensure that due diligence is consistently applied when dealing with complaints ... Read more

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Ruling addresses copyright infringement in the digital age

A recent Federal Court case recognized the ease in which digital works can be reproduced and awarded a photographer the maximum statutory damages for infringement of one of his ... Read more

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OCA enforces rule of convenience

Estate trustees should address interest on delayed legacies in settlements with will challengers after a recent decision enforcing the common law “rule of convenience," says ... Read more

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