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Disinherited children may have claims against estate

By Charles Ticker Disinherited children may be entitled to share in lottery winner’s estate A recent story from New Zealand  found here  is a very ... Read more

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Sexual assault and sexual harassment at work

By Nicole Simes In the wake of workplace sexual assault allegations against the former leader of the Ontario PC party, I continue to reiterate what employers of any kind can ... Read more

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Complaints process not forum to seek action for failure to pay judgment

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen A  recent decision  of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) serves as a reminder that not every type ... Read more

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The paradox of sexual misconduct and people with disabilities

By Lorin MacDonald As a human rights lawyer and a woman living with a disability, I am troubled by some reactions to the resignation of the federal Minister of Sport and ... Read more

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The problem is you found her, but you kept looking

By Leanne Townsend I recently posted a meme with the title of this blog on my social media and was very surprised at the response, mostly from men, who seemed to take ... Read more

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Involving the Office of the Children’s Lawyer

By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court  recently considered a situation  where the parties’ custody and access proceedings were adjourned so that the Office of the ... Read more

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There is power in keeping it personal

By Tom Ball According to  Harvard Business Review , the most effective way to connect with clients is at an emotional level, tapping into their fundamental motivations ... Read more

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What you need to know about a workplace injury

By David Hollingsworth Workplace injury A workplace injury can happen anywhere. A workplace injury can also go far beyond the industrial and construction site accidents ... Read more

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Five more reasons you need to write a will now

By Lisa Laredo January has come and gone but we’re still going on about the New Year’s resolution that should have been at the top of the list for at least half ... Read more

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21 years at Company A + 1.7 years at Company B = 10 months’ notice

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the Master in Chambers had a situation where an employee of 21 years was recruited by a headhunter to join the defendant. The job ... Read more

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A ‘dose of pragmatism’ from Court of Appeal: Dillon

By Peter Dillon Ontario’s Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated decision in this case on Jan. 25, 2018. I say much-anticipated because the summary judgement ... Read more

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The number one target for credential theft emails

By Ryan Duquette   According to the  Proofpoint 2017 Human Factor Report , Apple ID's are the #1 target for credential theft emails. The other top ... Read more

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Simplifying the search for a deceased’s life insurance policy

By Ian Hull Beneficiary designations for life insurance policies can be an integral part of one’s estate plan. As designated policy proceeds typically pass outside of ... Read more

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The de-stressed court reporter

By Kim Neeson   As a working real-time court reporter and owner of Neesons, I’ve experienced stress in its many forms over the years. When I started court ... Read more

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Physicians’ obligations when transferring a patient’s care

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   A recent decision  by the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) provides guidance on a ... Read more

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Blade Runner: estate planning in a futuristic world

By Ian Hull Could assets be passed one day to non-living beings, those created through artificial intelligence but possessing human-like qualities? Many of the laws that ... Read more

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Summary judgment motion inappropriate for expert qualification challenge

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen In a dental malpractice claim , the defence moved for summary judgment after the defendant’s (the dentist) examination ... Read more

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OCA upholds ESA related termination clause

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the court was faced with the following termination clause: The Company’s policy with respect to termination is that employment ... Read more

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The duty to accommodate and frustration of an employment contract

By Laura Williams Appropriately accommodating an employee’s disability is often a challenging task for employers. It is often difficult to determine at what point ... Read more

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Father loses joint custody but retains access

By Lisa Gelman An  interesting decision  from Ontario took away a father’s joint custody of his son, but allowed him to retain access so that the son, who was ... Read more

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