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Choosing experts in a personal injury case

To ensure the best chance of litigation success, it’s important for plaintiff counsel to choose the most effective experts to provide evidence in the case, says Toronto ... Read more

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Mine, yours, ours: legal contracts and relationships

While it may not be romantic to consider a breakup at the start of a relationship, doing so can save a great deal of heartache down the road, Toronto family lawyer Reesa ... Read more

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More room for improvement following franchise law changes

Toronto franchise lawyer  Joseph Adler says franchisors will be relieved by legislative amendments that allow them to enter confidentiality agreements with prospective ... Read more

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How to build a mediation practice

Toronto mediator  Bernard Morrow  says practitioners making a start in the profession face a tough task to distinguish themselves in a crowded marketplace. Morrow, ... Read more

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Language rights pilot should be expanded provincewide

An Ottawa pilot project that improved the communication of language rights in civil and criminal matters should be expanded provincewide, Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne ... Read more

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SCC ruling on child abduction of global interest

For the first time in more than two decades, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently heard an appeal on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child ... Read more

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Liberal MPPs put politics before pedestrians in road safety vote: Brown

Government MPPs put politics before road safety by voting down amendments to a bill at Queen’s Park, Toronto critical injury lawyer and safety advocate  Patrick Brown ... Read more

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SCC decision brings implications for informer privilege

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC)  decision  that ruled on informer privilege will have widespread implications for many criminal matters, says Toronto criminal ... Read more

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Barring drivers would revolutionize the civil jury pool

An attempt to bar drivers who pay insurance from serving on civil juries would revolutionize the system as we know it, Ottawa personal injury lawyer  Howard Yegendorf ... Read more

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Announcement of audit targeting wealthy serves a purpose: Rotfleisch

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits based on postal code may not be new, but in discussing its latest initiative targeting wealthy neighbourhoods, the taxman likely has a ... Read more

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Liability insurance a must for parents following schoolyard injuries

Parents should make sure their home insurance is up to date in case playground roughhousing makes their children the target of a lawsuit, says Toronto insurance defence ... Read more

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How mortgage brokers can protect themselves against lawsuits

Extensive notes showing how mortgage brokers met their fiduciary duty to clients is the best defence against lawsuits and complaints, says Toronto civil litigator  Natalie ... Read more

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Judges and juries not bound to theories of defence, prosecution

Neither judges nor juries are bound to follow theories of the Crown or the defence if there is evidence that could support a conviction on a different basis than that offered by ... Read more

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Civil process would speed up enforcement in revenge porn cases

As revenge porn is an area that is rapidly evolving beyond the walls of the criminal justice system, repackaging it as a category in small claims/civil court or as a ... Read more

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Debate grows over presumed consent for organ donations

More provinces may turn to opt-out systems for organ donation as the Canadian population ages, says Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana Popovic-Montag . Earlier this ... Read more

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Surgeon's failure to seek legal advice a cautionary tale for professionals

A wealthy surgeon’s failed attempt to set aside an unfavourable separation agreement is a cautionary tale for professionals thinking of representing themselves in family law ... Read more

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Read the fine print before buying travel insurance

Travellers should take the time to know what health insurance coverage they're buying before embarking on that trip of a lifetime, says Toronto critical injury lawyer  ... Read more

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Juror challenges could make fair civil jury system

Allowing lawyers to challenge jurors for bias could help preserve the civil jury system in the long run, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer  Najma Rashid . ... Read more

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Who’s liable in the Las Vegas shooting?

While lawsuits examine the liability of a hotel and concert organizer in the wake of the deadly Las Vegas shooting, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel says what needs ... Read more

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Changes to support legislation should be 'welcomed with open arms'

An amendment to Ontario’s Family Law Act  that would make all children with disabilities eligible for child support regardless of whether their parents were ever ... Read more

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