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Under all the monkey business are serious legal issues

The fight over the ownership of a monkey selfie could soon be resolved as the parties pursue an out-of-court settlement, says Toronto business lawyer  Bill Northcote . ... Read more

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Clearly articulated wills reduce risk of court challenges

A will may never be totally lawsuit-proof, but Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback says there are steps people can take to minimize the chances it will be contested in court. ... Read more

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Time to abolish Ontario's perpetuities law: Hull

Moves by other provinces to abolish or replace perpetuities laws signals that it’s time for Ontario to reform its estate legislation, Toronto estate lawyer  ... Read more

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Sexual abuse victims benefit from income support changes

Abuse victims who receive government assistance will benefit from long-overdue reforms to income support programs, says Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer  Elizabeth Grace . ... Read more

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Manitoba not planning to follow Ontario's lead on judges' sex assault law training: report

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg newspaper says the Manitoba government has no plans to try to legislate upgraded training in sexual-assault law for its provincial court judges. ... Read more

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Guidelines for special expenses in child support: Chaiton-Murray

A detailed separation agreement that clearly lays out any special expenses required for children could help avoid conflict down the road, says Toronto family lawyer  Erin ... Read more

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Presumed equal shared parenting would make family law fairer to fathers

Presumed equal shared parenting (ESP) would help combat cultural and societal biases that favour mothers in custody battles, says Toronto-area family lawyer  Ella Aiaseh . ... Read more

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Case may open doors for NB accident defendants to access medical documents

A recent New Brunswick court decision may make it easier and less costly for defendants in car accident cases to access important medical documents, says Fredericton litigator ... Read more

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Man acquitted in alleged $1.7-million fraud: Stilman

A man was acquitted of charges after being accused of fraud and false pretences in a business deal involving about $1.7 million from a major Canadian bank, says Toronto criminal ... Read more

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Real estate investment comes with responsibilities

Real estate may be the vehicle of choice for some investors, but property ownership does bring obligations — including tax considerations, Toronto real estate lawyer  ... Read more

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Atlas Law Group sets sights on global practice

Toronto real estate and immigration lawyer Jia Junaid is an ambitious “girl boss” who is part of a new generation of women bringing a fresh entrepreneurial approach ... Read more

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Advocates provide practical help navigating system

An advocate can help families navigate the children’s services system, which often lacks consistency, Alberta child protection specialist Melani Carefoot tells ... Read more

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Sustainable employment: hiring for success

This is the first post in a four-part series on sustainable employment, a model pioneered by Kent Employment Law, which espouses an enduring, mutually beneficial and ... Read more

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Auditors’ duty of care could extend to non-clients

Auditors may be exposed to increased liability in the wake of a court decision that extended one firm’s duty of care to non-clients, says Toronto commercial litigation ... Read more

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In upholding bribery conviction OCA opens Pandora’s box

By upholding the conviction of a man planning to offer a bribe to a foreign official, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has unleashed a “startling” new standard of ... Read more

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Ballet school, ex-teacher face lawsuit over alleged sale of intimate photos online

A class action  lawsuit  against a prominent ballet school and a former teacher, who is alleged to have taken intimate photos of students and offered them for sale ... Read more

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Oral loan deal costs ex-lawyer $2M

A $2-million judgment against a former Toronto lawyer shows the dangers of accepting loans from clients, Hamilton commercial litigation lawyer  Mark Abradjian tells  ... Read more

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Presence, preparation and passion guide Morrow's mediation practice

Toronto mediator Bernard Morrow ’s motto is simple: “Be heard.” “I try to be present,” the principal of Morrow Mediation , the full-service ... Read more

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Naming amicus curiae advances cases with reluctant defendants

Appointing an  amicus curiae  is a way to have a case move forward with an unwilling defendant, Toronto criminal lawyer Richard Litkowski  tells ... Read more

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Dewhirst offers training in evolving health privacy compliance

The legal role and importance of a privacy officer is growing in every health-care facility and case law is now assessing financial penalties for non-compliance and errors, ... Read more

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