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Protecting one’s information on social media

The recent scandal that erupted after Facebook data was harvested and used by a political consulting firm should serve as a reminder to social media users to read the fine ... Read more

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Non-resident tax may not cool Ontario’s hot housing market: Duensing

With housing costs on a “runaway trajectory,” it remains to be seen whether the province’s attempt to stabilize the market will be successful, Toronto real ... Read more

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Condo boards can legally ban cannabis use

Although cannabis is expected to be legalized this summer, condo dwellers shouldn’t count on being able to spark up in their homes, Toronto condominium lawyer  ... Read more

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Consider location of assets when suing party based elsewhere

While it is possible to sue an individual or company in another province or country and obtain judgment, the process can be more complicated than starting an action against ... Read more

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Call-centre intake maximizes return on investment

Law firms can expect an immediate return on their investment when they outsource intake to a call centre, says Tom Ball, director of sales and marketing with  Alert ... Read more

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Control is key in contractor vs. employee debate

There are several differences between employees and contractors, but the key indicator is the control that a worker has over their workplace, says Toronto labour and employment ... Read more

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Recent rulings provide guidance for CAT cases under new LAT rules

Although no cases have been decided under the new definition of catastrophic impairment (CAT) at the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT), a number of matters recently adjudicated under ... Read more

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Getting ex's consent can be tricky when travelling with kids

Divorced parents who intend to travel internationally with their children should plan their trips well in advance, Toronto family lawyer  Usman Sadiq  tells  ... Read more

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Securities law compliance vital for private firms raising money

For small to mid-sized businesses, raising money can be a challenge — but technical compliance is crucial in this area, and private companies have to be careful not to run ... Read more

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Saving amid the rising cost of home, auto insurance

There are several reasons why auto insurance premiums continue to rise and one of them is as simple as the vehicles on the road, says Dawn Marchand , vice-president of marketing ... Read more

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David J. Rotfleisch's media roundup

Canadian tax lawyer   David J. Rotfleisch  is frequently called upon by the media to be a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on ... Read more

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Overturned release undermines settlements

Litigants should face a high bar to set aside releases after a judge allowed a woman to sue her old boss for sexual harassment despite a previous settlement with her former ... Read more

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Don’t rely on handshakes and verbal agreements: Miller

Business deals and agreements between family members should be confirmed with a written contract to protect the interests of all of the parties involved,  says Toronto civil ... Read more

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Eight steps to a successful succession plan for lawyers

Some basic planning steps can help ease a lawyer’s transition out of practice and into retirement, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag told a recent ... Read more

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Ryley educates employers on preventing sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace can have a devastating impact on an organization’s brand and corporate reputation — as is apparent from the lawsuits, scandals ... Read more

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Oswald's nose for fraud is 30 years in the making

Dave Oswald has always had a nose for fraud. Before he had even qualified as a chartered accountant, Oswald, the founder and owner of Oakville-based white-collar crime ... Read more

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Fixed-fee legal services provide ‘peace of mind’ for clients

Clients can now pick and choose the labour and employment services they want in a new fixed-fee program offered by MacLeod Law Firm , Toronto employment lawyer Doug ... Read more

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Ryerson’s LPP helps future lawyers flex their networking muscles

A successful law practice relies on relationships, so one of the most important skills future lawyers must develop is the ability to build connections, says  André ... Read more

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Sharing co-parenting challenges can be beneficial

While co-parenting is often considered in the best interest of a child after divorce, it’s not necessarily the easiest approach for the parents, St. Catharines family ... Read more

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Preparation and mediation go hand in hand: Rudner

Preparing the parties for mediation — and letting them know the possible outcomes — is the responsibility of counsel, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator ... Read more

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