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Appeal court confirms special place of family law creditors in bankruptcies

An appeal court decision reinforces the special place of family law debts in a bankruptcy, says Toronto family lawyer  Brian Ludmer . In the case , Ludmer, principal ... Read more

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Ten questions to ask your plastic surgeon

People planning plastic surgery should ask their surgeon about his or her experience and training before making their decision to move ahead with the procedure, Toronto ... Read more

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A compelling factum is the power behind an appeal

Hard work, thorough preparation and a carefully crafted factum are the keys to arguing a successful appeal, says Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks .  “You ... Read more

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Lady Gaga's struggle highlights chronic pain challenges

Lady Gaga’s struggle with fibromyalgia offers a glimpse at the struggle for people suffering from chronic pain, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer  Victoria Boddy . ... Read more

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Ethnocultural agencies often trip over charities law

Ethnic and cultural charities are full of good intentions but often fail to understand the law, says Toronto charity lawyer Taras Kulish . Kulish, a senior associate with ... Read more

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Man acquitted of murder, sentenced 22 months for manslaughter

A Niagara Falls man who stood trial for first-degree murder was convicted of the lesser and included charge of manslaughter after Toronto criminal lawyer  Jordana Goldlist ... Read more

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Courts cracking down on abuse of process

Canadian courts are becoming more willing to deal with abuse of process in order to protect the integrity of the justice system,” says Toronto litigator  ... Read more

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Not-for-profit rules will change under Bill 154

The Ontario government has proposed immediate changes to the rules for not-for-profit corporations, says Toronto corporate lawyer  Peter Murphy . If enacted, the ... Read more

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Exercise caution when buying new home after separating

This is Part 1 in a three-part series on the intersection of family law and real estate law. In this  instalment ,  St.  Catharines family lawyer  ... Read more

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Avoid using videos of children in family law disputes

Parents involved in family law disputes should avoid using videos or recordings of children — unless their purpose is to demonstrate the child's safety is at risk, ... Read more

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Data analytics: the new frontier of legal research

Data analytics is the future for lawyers researching case law and other information that helps them decide which matters to accept and how to plan their legal strategy for ... Read more

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Options available for businesses dealing with defamatory reviews

False reviews on Google can seriously affect the hard-earned reputations and bottom lines of some businesses — but there are strategies companies can use when faced with ... Read more

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The complexities around the Harvey Weinstein scandal

With  investigations  into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein happening in several jurisdictions with multiple complainants in the United States and ... Read more

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Beware of traps with multiple wills

Many high-net-worth Ontarians have two wills to avoid paying high probate fees, but there are pitfalls to the practice, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi tells ... Read more

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Family lawyers breathing easier after appeal court decision

Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber says she and her colleagues at the family law bar breathed a sigh of relief after the province’s top court overturned a ... Read more

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Bill 127 will have significant impact on employers, employees

Upcoming changes to extend benefits in Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Act  to include chronic stress will finally right discriminatory legislation ... Read more

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When is a letter of intent binding?

The question of whether a letter of intent (LOI) is binding has a simple answer, says Toronto business lawyer  Anton Katz . “It depends.” The explanation, ... Read more

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Tips on how to ace a job interview

In this competitive job market, mastering the interview is key to success, says Toronto legal recruiter and lawyer Joanne Rossi . “You’d be surprised how many ... Read more

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When are accident injuries catastrophic?

A recent decision reminds claimants and their counsel that injured people can be declared “catastrophically impaired” with out l osing all useful functioning, says ... Read more

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Future-proofing firms through smart technology adoption

With so many pressures developing in the practice of law, technology and the efficiencies it offers may well help lessen some of them, says Korbitec Inc . president Alan ... Read more

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