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Physicians and the value of performance reviews

Hospitals should use annual physician performance reviews to deal with persistent shortcomings before they escalate, says Toronto health lawyer  Kate Dewhirst .  ... Read more

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Equal shared parenting law needed to reflect societal changes

Toronto family lawyer  Christine Marchetti tells  AdvocateDaily.com she would welcome a legislated presumption of equal shared parenting (ESP), as long as there are ... Read more

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Due process sometimes lost in rush to address harassment

Employers must work hard to ensure due process is followed when allegations of sexual harassment come to light, Toronto employment lawyer  Miriam Anbar  tells  ... Read more

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CRA move to obtain PayPal information not yet an enforcement action

Although PayPal has informed certain business account holders that it was recently ordered to release the details of their transactions to the Canada Revenue Agency ... Read more

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Premier's anti-SLAPP law could kill her defamation suit

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s defamation action against opposition leader Patrick Brown may fall foul of her own government’s anti-SLAPP legislation, Toronto ... Read more

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The SIU and its 'inordinate protections' for police: Moon

Laws governing Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) give police officers protections unavailable to ordinary citizens when they are suspected of committing a crime, ... Read more

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Epiq software helps lawyers avoid data breaches

When producing reams of electronic documents for discovery in litigation and investigations, lawyers and corporations can reduce their risk of a disastrous overshare by using ... Read more

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Professional advice key when leaving gifts to charity

Testators should seek professional advice before leaving gifts to charity, Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Lisa Laredo tells  AdvocateDaily.com . “Before you ... Read more

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Province's election-friendly auto insurance plan falls short: Rastin

Barrie personal injury lawyer  Steve Rastin  tells The Lawyers Daily he fears a new provincial plan to cut auto insurance rates is more about electioneering than ... Read more

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No free pass for suspected ISIS fighters returning to Canada: Rosen

The recent debate in Parliament between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer, the Conservative leader, about what to do with Canadian citizens who return home after ... Read more

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Respond promptly to union proceedings and correspondence: Zeilikman

When it comes to certain communication with a union, the best practice for an employer is to answer correspondence promptly, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer Arthur ... Read more

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Canadians must prepare for new EU privacy rules

The European Union's new privacy regulations could have a big impact on Canadian businesses, Toronto corporate lawyer  Peter Murphy tells  AdvocateDaily.com .  ... Read more

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Modernizing the courts: transcripts

The process of obtaining court transcripts in Ontario can be bureaucratic, cumbersome and involve weeks of waiting, says Neesons Court Reporting  founder and president Kim ... Read more

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Equal parenting shouldn’t be automatic starting point

Toronto family lawyer  Lisa Gelman hopes a defeated private member's bill that tried to establish equal shared parenting as the default position in custody disputes ... Read more

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Holistic family lawyer helps clients move forward

Toronto family lawyer and life coach Leanne Townsend calls herself a “lawpreneur” for delivering a combination of legal and personal services in an integrated way. ... Read more

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Provide experts with ‘organized’ evidence in malpractice suits

Expert witnesses can be a valuable asset in medical malpractice lawsuits, but lawyers handling such cases must be wary of relying on inappropriate evidence, writes Toronto facial ... Read more

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Judicial criticism of the Reid interrogation: a call for change

With judicial commentary on the problematic aspects of the Reid interrogation technique going into its second decade, one may wonder why police services continue to use such ... Read more

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Simple standard-form contingency fee agreements good for accident victims

Accident victims would be best served by a simple standard-form contingency fee agreement mandated by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), Barrie personal injury lawyer  ... Read more

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Smith’s client acquitted of human trafficking

A man who was represented by Toronto criminal lawyer Tyler Smith has been acquitted of human trafficking charges after a five-week jury trial in Superior Court in Oshawa.  ... Read more

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Use of Anton Piller orders reined in by appeal court

Plaintiffs’ counsel across the country should take note after the Alberta Court of Appeal cracked down on a series of overbroad Anton Piller orders (APO), Hamilton ... Read more

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