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Termination clause upheld by Ontario’s Court of Appeal in recent case

By Doug MacLeod Recently, Ontario’s Court of Appeal concluded in this case that the following termination clause was legally enforceable and that the terminated ... Read more

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Sperm donor who donated to lesbian couple denied parental rights

By Lisa Gelman A  recent decision  by an appeal court in New York state has denied a sperm donor’s request to have a paternity test in order to be recognized ... Read more

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Accident in the U.S.? Do you need more auto insurance?

By David Hollingsworth The last thing you need is an accident in the U.S. For those who are lucky enough to have a springtime getaway planned, this means you may be embarking ... Read more

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How NOT to work with your employment lawyer

By Stuart Rudner  and Nadia Zaman Our goal is to provide our clients with sound advice and zealously advocate on their behalf. Presumably, that is why they retain us. Yet ... Read more

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Make it your year for ‘best picture’ critical thinking

By Ian Hull Do you ever wonder how your emotions impact your decision-making? Or more specifically, how many sub-optimal decisions you make based on emotion? We get caught ... Read more

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IPC issued new guidelines for disposing of electronic information

By Kate Dewhirst The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released new guidelines recently for  disposing of electronic media . These guidelines explain ... Read more

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Pregnancy, parental and maternity leave 102 (federal)

By Nicole Simes We often receive calls from expecting parents asking about their rights to benefits and time off work once their child arrives. This article reviews ... Read more

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Brothers fighting over their mother’s estate

By Charles Ticker A  recent story  from England outlines some of the difficulties siblings may encounter with respect to their parents’ estates. The story is ... Read more

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Disruption’s early warning signs

By Alan Bass  and Michael Sauber  Alternative legal services are here. The only question is how quickly they will become the new norm. Lawyers should be aware of ... Read more

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Using psychology to turn leads into clients

By Tom Ball Understanding the way people think is the key to persuasion. There are many mental triggers that can be influential when trying to get someone to think like you ... Read more

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Terminating an indefinite spousal support order

By Andrew Feldstein This case involves an appeal of a motion to change, whereby the judge ordered the termination of a prior indefinite spousal support order. As per the ... Read more

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The two parts of R. v. Gladue

By Kristin Bailey We all know that Aboriginal offenders are grossly over-represented in the Canadian criminal justice system. R. v. Gladue was released by the Supreme Court ... Read more

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CPSO publishes new draft policy on closing a medical practice

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is currently reviewing and updating its policy,  Practice ... Read more

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What constitutes a material change in circumstances?

By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court  recently considered a case  where one party sought to terminate spousal support upon retiring. This decision looks at the various ... Read more

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Can I amend my own will?

By Michele Allinotte I often have clients call me and either ask me if they can change their wills themselves, or if they can change their will by crossing out and ... Read more

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Once more on the enforceability of termination clauses

By Laura Williams In early 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal once again ruled on the enforceability of termination clauses. In  this case , an employer terminated an ... Read more

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Such a law office: Shuber

By Jennifer Samara Shuber A friend stopped by my office this morning between meetings. I gave her a quick tour of the larger firm and also brought her to see my office. Her ... Read more

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The ultimate 'selfie': video record your health care wishes

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In an ideal situation, if you suffer a health crisis, you’ll be able to communicate your health care preferences directly to your doctors or ... Read more

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A fixture, a trade fixture and why it matters in commercial leasing

By Inga Andriessen I am a commercial leasing nerd. Seriously. A case management master once referred to me by that description during a pre-trial. So, unless ... Read more

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Pay equity: addressing the gender wage gap

By Bram Lecker April 10, 2018, is Equal Pay Day in Ontario. It symbolizes the extra days women have to work into the new year to earn what men made the previous year. This ... Read more

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