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ONCA: summary judgment not so simplified

By Nicole Simes Since the Supreme Court decision in  Hryniak v. Mauldin ,  terminated employees are increasingly seeking summary judgment. This method of ... Read more

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Relationship tips: talk, listen and love

By Jennifer Samara Shuber I was watching a rerun of “Modern Family” the other night. In the episode, Phil learns a neighbour’s wife has left ... Read more

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Ask a lawyer: when should I go to small claims court?

By Timothy N. Sullivan The Small Claims Court jurisdiction permits cases of a total amount value of $25,000 plus interest, plus costs. (This value was raised from $10,000 in ... Read more

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I had a slip-and-fall at a grocery store: can I sue?

By Josh Nisker  and Patrick Sinclair, articling student For most Ontarians, trips to the grocery store are part of our everyday routine. With the amount of time we spend ... Read more

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AML compliance: some perspective about Manulife

By J. Bruce McMeekin I have been reading with interest the press reports criticizing FINTRAC for its decision in 2016 to publish, anonymously, the $1.15 million in ... Read more

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Questions about becoming a surety

By Melissa McCormick Getting a phone call from the police telling you that your loved one has been arrested is one of the scariest things that can happen to you. You ... Read more

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Heirs fighting over estate of famous harpist

By Charles Ticker A recent  story  from London, England is a great example of a will challenge caused by a beneficiary being disinherited. The dispute involves the ... Read more

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How to respond to requests for family status accommodation

By Doug MacLeod Because of changes in demographics and other reasons, employees are increasingly asking for changed work schedules or time off work to care for children and ... Read more

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Health professionals must exercise caution in legal proceedings

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine The decision of  JK v. BJH  2016 CanLII 85163 (ON HPARB)  reminds health professionals to be very careful when ... Read more

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Who owns what when (or bona fide purchaser without notice)

By Inga Andriessen Occasionally this blog draws on recent cases in the firm and this blog is one of them. A fraudster provided a fake cheque as form of payment for a piece ... Read more

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What FHT board members need to know about risk, statutory compliance

By Kate Dewhirst Hello? Are you still there? This is not the most exciting topic in the universe – I know. But, it is really important. Risks There are ... Read more

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Latest IBM notice case sets clear rules on calculating damages

By Barry B. Fisher In Patterson v. IBM (2017 CarswellOnt 2625) Justice Dunphy determined the appropriate notice period for a 67-year-old Band 6 IT specialist with 22 ... Read more

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Pull out your calculator: presentence custody and enhanced credit

By Karri-Lynn Hennebury It happens almost every week. I talk to a client who has talked to someone else, who heard from their best friend’s neighbour’s ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part III

By Avi Dahary Taking inventory of estate assets In part two of this series, I explored the initial steps one needs to take when they are named an executor in a ... Read more

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Court of Appeal releases important decision on jurisdiction

By Michael Lesage Recently, the Court of Appeal released an important decision governing which class actions may properly be brought in Ontario courts. In  Excalibur ... Read more

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Access suspension and restraining orders

By Andrew Feldstein Watts v. Sheppard  2016 ONSC 8062: In this case penned by Justice Nicholson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the respondent father ... Read more

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Unbundling dos and don'ts for family lawyers

By Zahra Jimale Many lawyers, and family law lawyers in particular, are reluctant to provide and promote unbundled legal services. I know, because I was once one of those ... Read more

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The duty of good faith in employment contracts

By Stuart Rudner  & Brittany Taylor In 2015, the decision in  Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation  made waves in the employment bar by ... Read more

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Providing captioning/CART in educational settings

By Kim Neeson   What is captioning/CART? Captioning or CART (Computer-Aided Realtime Translation) is taking the spoken word and reproducing it in text ... Read more

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Interlocutory injunctions in trademark cases

By John Simpson February saw two notable decisions from Canadian courts on motions for interlocutory injunctions in trademark infringement cases. The Federal Court’s ... Read more

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