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The domino effect of domestic assault charges

A no-contact order is a routine stipulation when someone charged with domestic assault is released on bail, but it’s also routinely breached by both parties, says Toronto ... Read more

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Medical regulator views offences involving dishonesty as serious

The nine-month licence suspension and formal reprimand for professional misconduct that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario imposed on a Canadian sports doctor ... Read more

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DACA termination an opportunity for Canadian immigration

Canada could benefit from the potential end of a U.S. program protecting individuals who immigrated illegally as children, Toronto immigration lawyer  Matthew Jeffery ... Read more

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Consider solutions, merit of claim before initiating will challenge

Wills can be challenged for a number of reasons in Alberta, but individuals should be sure to carefully and objectively weigh the benefits and drawbacks of doing so before ... Read more

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Couple burned by Buyer Representation Agreement

Purchasers should think twice about signing a Buyer Representation Agreement (BRA) after a family was told they are on the hook for a $37,000 commission despite never closing the ... Read more

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Unified Family Court expansion good news for litigants, lawyers

A planned expansion of Ontario’s Unified Family Court (UFC) will benefit family law litigants and counsel, Toronto family lawyer  Christine Marchetti tells ... Read more

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U.K.'s fresh approach to parental alienation shows promise

Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer tells AdvocateDaily.com he’s cautiously optimistic that the U.K. will improve its approach to parental alienation following ... Read more

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Employers will need counsel on sweeping changes to law

Toronto personal injury and employment lawyer Kevin Marshall tells AdvocateDaily.com that both employers and employees should brush up on changes coming in January 2018 under ... Read more

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Mediation of estate disputes always worth considering

It’s better for parties embroiled in estate disputes to mediate sooner rather than later because the longer they litigate, the more financially and emotionally entrenched ... Read more

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SCC decision asserts two key labour law truths

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision reaffirms two important realities of labour law, Toronto employment lawyer Anatoly Dvorkin writes in The Lawyer’s Daily ... Read more

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Retiring chief justice will leave enduring legacy: Hicks

OTTAWA — Canada's retiring top judge says more must be done to ensure the justice system is accessible to everyone in a timely way — and Beverley McLachlin hopes she ... Read more

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MPP proposes fines for distracted pedestrians

Fines for distracted walking may improve road safety, Ottawa personal injury lawyer  Howard Yegendorf tells  AdvocateDaily.com . A new private member's bill , ... Read more

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Rough ride for victims of coffee-spill burns unjustified

People suffering from hot beverage burns at fast-food establishments are sometimes unfairly maligned in the media, Kitchener litigation lawyer Graham ... Read more

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Ontario’s justice system inches towards the digital age

The announcement by Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi on a plan to modernize the provincial justice system is a welcome step forward, says Toronto litigator Michael ... Read more

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The devil is in the details of employment contracts

Employers must ensure their contracts are clear and in compliance with the Employment Standards Act (ESA) or risk the courts coming down on the side of employees when there is a ... Read more

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Mackey thrives on helping resolve condo disputes

The diverse mix of people she meets and helping condo corporations resolve complex issues are the most satisfying parts of the job for Toronto condominium and commercial ... Read more

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In-house counsel have key role to play in arbitration process

Following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Jordan , litigants are increasingly turning to arbitration as an alternative to the courts — but in-house ... Read more

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Changes to auto insurance need to ensure access to justice: Derfel

The Ontario government's newly released plan to make automobile insurance more affordable should also include better access to justice, Toronto personal injury ... Read more

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Profit on sale of bitcoins reportable to CRA

Even though bitcoin is bought and sold in cyberspace, any gains realized on a digital currency transaction must be reported to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA),  Canadian ... Read more

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Decision on structured settlements raises more questions

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal  decision  that ruled structured settlement payments should be considered income rather than property in equalization discussions ... Read more

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