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Ontario decision alters legal test for family status discrimination

The issue of family status accommodation has been in flux in recent years and although a 2014 Federal Court of Appeal ruling provided a new legal test to be applied in this ... Read more

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Father who killed his 3 children not a ‘high-risk accused’

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A man who underwent a psychotic break and murdered his three children as they lay asleep in their beds does not pose enough of a threat to the ... Read more

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Hot housing market stings divorcing couples

The hot housing market in parts of Canada has put added stress on couples who are ending a marriage, says Toronto family lawyer Richard Diamond . “With the market being ... Read more

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The high cost of free advice: Vickerman

A recent decision from the   United Kingdom is a cautionary tale for professionals everywhere to exercise caution in doling out free advice, says Toronto litigator  ... Read more

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Child support change a boon for disabled adults

The provincial government’s move to give adult children with disabilities access to child support is a step in the right direction, says Toronto family lawyer  ... Read more

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Exemption limit boost helps injured Ontarians

The provincial government’s recent move to increase the exemption limits on compensation awards for loss or injury represents an important victory for injured Ontarians who ... Read more

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Online creditor notices 'the way of the future' for trustees

Estate trustees will save time and money after the Ontario Superior Court recognized an online service for publishing notices to creditors, says Toronto trusts and estates ... Read more

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Ryerson kicks off fourth year of Law Practice Program

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) wasted no time putting its fourth cohort year participants to work, says Chris Bentley, managing director of the ... Read more

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Bail process involves balancing Crown’s concerns, public safety

TORONTO — A Toronto neurosurgeon charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife has been denied bail. Dr. Mohammed Shamji, 41, showed little emotion as he ... Read more

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CRA impersonation scammers play on consumer fear

Consumers need to protect themselves against telephone scammers impersonating the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Toronto legal public relations and business development expert  ... Read more

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Communication key to avoiding estate disputes among adult children

When parents haven’t had a serious conversation with their adult children about how their estate is to be divided when they die, this can add confusion to the grieving ... Read more

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Avoiding estate planning is a recipe for problems: Hiebert-Simkin

Every love story ends unhappily, says Winnipeg wills and estate lawyer Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin , and much of her work is helping to ensure that in those cases where the story ends ... Read more

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Recent decision provides guidance on independent medical exams

A recent Divisional Court decision outlines the circumstances under which an employer can ask an employee to submit to an independent medical examination (IME), says Vaughan ... Read more

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Decision highlights need for Libel and Slander Act update

Ontario’s Libel and Slander Act  (LSA) needs to be updated to reflect technological developments and the modern media landscape, says ... Read more

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Emergency leave proposal problematic for some employers

The Ontario government’s plan to require that personal emergency leaves be made available to all employees will be difficult for employers to absorb amid a series of other ... Read more

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Serious repercussions for breach of trust at work

Many employees, especially those new to the job market, don’t understand the gravity of a breach of trust, Toronto criminal lawyer Jordan Donich tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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'Wellness crisis' brewing for racialized lawyers

For years, the legal profession turned a blind eye to the reality that racialized lawyers experience challenges that are different than those of non-racialized licensees — ... Read more

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Aging workers present opportunity, challenge for employers

For the first time, there are now five generations on the job, a situation Vancouver employment lawyer  Heather Hettiarachchi attributes in large part to an aging workforce ... Read more

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Auto companies target of numerous class-action suits: Lombardi

Automobiles and their safety defects are becoming more prominent in class-action lawsuits, says London class-action lawyer  Sabrina Lombardi . "I think lately we've ... Read more

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Bail reform doesn't seem to be on the horizon: Webb

Canada's bail system needs reforming because it's not being applied uniformly across the country and remains unattainable for many marginalized people, says Toronto criminal ... Read more

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