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IRCC hikes maximum age of dependants to 22

Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin Seligman  tells  AdvocateDaily.com  that immigrant families will benefit from an expanded definition of dependants. On ... Read more

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How to turn toxic workplaces into happy, productive ones

A toxic work environment can cost a company money, productivity, and talented employees who feel they have no choice but to leave, says Toronto author and conflict resolution ... Read more

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Preparation is key to cross-examination

Preparation is vital to an effective cross-examination, Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph Neuberger  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Neuberger, a partner with  ... Read more

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Equal shared parenting presumption could escalate family disputes

Presumed equal shared parenting (ESP) could end up escalating already-combative custody disputes, says Toronto family lawyer  Katherine Robinson . Robinson, an associate ... Read more

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Search engine linking court-protected names

Search engines that use intuitive algorithms that circumvent court-ordered publication bans have a legal obligation to honour shield laws or they could be in contempt of court, ... Read more

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Executive order terminating NAFTA would be met with 'lawsuits'

With the renegotiation process currently underway, lawsuits would likely be the automatic response to an executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump terminating the ... Read more

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New legislation proposes to increase protection for new homebuyers

Although the Ontario new home warranties plan has been in effect for more than 40 years, it has given rise to persistent complaints of an appearance of conflict of interest ... Read more

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Look to arbitration, case management to address civil trial delays

In Ontario, the availability of dates for civil trials of any complexity is in a crisis state — but as Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak writes in The ... Read more

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Hospital’s insurer must defend claim that nurse breached privacy

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision that ruled an insurance company must defend an action against a nurse over an alleged breach of privacy is significant for a couple of ... Read more

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The court backlog and the financial impact on plaintiffs

With the backlog in Ontario civil courts, personal injury plaintiffs have to wait longer for their cases to be processed, putting a growing number of them in financial hardship, ... Read more

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Larson offers a personal touch with house calls

Every morning, Thunder Bay wills and estates lawyer Rene Larson walks his German shepherd four kilometres near his home on a small lake north of the city. It’s an ... Read more

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Changes to proposed tax rules 'less damaging' for small businesses

Although elements of the previously proposed changes to the small business tax in Canada have survived and will create compliance burdens for taxpayers, a vigorous response from ... Read more

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How to limit tax risk when expanding to U.S. market

Small and medium-sized businesses considering expansion into the U.S. need to plan ahead to ensure they have limited tax exposure, Oakville-based U.S. tax attorney  ... Read more

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Documentation vital following an accident

Anyone involved in an accident needs to collect as much information as they can before going to a lawyer, Toronto personal injury and employment lawyer  Kevin Marshall ... Read more

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Reforms to condo regulations now a reality

After months of review and comment, the licensing of condominium managers and a number of other reforms to the Condominium Act, 1998  came into effect on Nov. 1, ... Read more

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Cooperation at the assessment office pays off in court

Parties who showed a willingness to co-operate with the overloaded assessment office were rewarded in two recent decisions, says Toronto civil litigation lawyer  Kevin Fisher ... Read more

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Proactive response best when facing LSUC complaints

This is part two of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). In this instalment, civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses how lawyers ... Read more

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The art of the business valuation

Business valuation is more of an art than a science, says  Steven Rayson , founder and principal of  SDR Valuations Inc. The subjective nature of the ... Read more

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Due diligence vital for dealerships selling used vehicles

Car dealerships are responsible to ensure that every car they sell has a clear title and no outstanding loans against it, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer  Anar Dewshi ... Read more

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Denied long-term disability: what now?

Once a claim for long-term disability benefits has been denied, it’s important to hire counsel as soon as possible to begin the legal process, says Toronto personal injury ... Read more

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