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Mental illness and the appointment of a litigation guardian

By Andrew Feldstein This case set out a strict interpretation of the test for the appointment of a litigation guardian. The parties were married for 18 years and had two ... Read more

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Have you looked at your professional staff rules, regulations lately?

By Kate Dewhirst Back in the 1980s and 90s, many hospitals published medical staff “rules and regulations.” And in some cases, that package then went dormant as ... Read more

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

By Avi Dahary The determination and discharging of debts and liabilities In part three of this series, I discussed identifying the assets that become part of the ... Read more

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Five tips for running an effective electronic discovery

By Kim Neeson   Displaying documents on shared screens can be easy, but here are some considerations to take into account prior to commencing your next eDiscovery. ... Read more

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The perversity: access denied means justice denied

By Lawrence Forstner The Supreme Court of Canada’s Chief Justice, Beverley McLachlin, recently told a group of students   that she sees access to justice and ... Read more

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Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad things

By Ian Hull We all know that bad people can do some very bad things. So, if your estate plan includes a continuing power of attorney for property (as it likely should), and ... Read more

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Tips on closing up your cottage for the winter

By Matthias Duensing With the sights and sounds of fall fairs overwhelming our senses and cool frosty mornings bringing a chill to the air, it can only mean that our ... Read more

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Insurance coverage issues after you’ve been sued in Ontario

By Michael Lesage In this article, I will discuss what you need to know about being sued in Ontario and how your insurance policy will come into play, including what to do if ... Read more

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Ontario's top court confirms correct approach to employee severance

By Paul Willetts A recent decision from Ontario's Court of Appeal confirms how the courts in our province will assess an employee's  severance entitlement  where ... Read more

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Sexual harassment at home

By Nicole Simes Trigger warning: this blog contains content about sexual harassment and violence Rental housing and accommodation is a protected social area under ... Read more

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Dishonesty you can’t come back from

By Laura Williams Employees have an implied duty of faithfulness and honesty to their employers. However, as disconcerting as it is for many employers to learn, dishonesty by ... Read more

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Did the employee quit? When a resignation is actually a termination

By Miriam Anbar Consider you have a disgruntled employee working for you and you suspect he wants to quit. However, you are also prepared to terminate him. One day, the ... Read more

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Employee mental health

By Bram Lecker and Ian Hurley An employee of a live chat provider  made the news  recently. She needed a couple of mental health days off and wrote an email to ... Read more

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The rights of unionized employees

By Nicole Simes Are you a unionized employee? Have you been terminated or have you experienced mistreatment in your workplace on the basis of your age, race, religious ... Read more

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FATCA: for U.S citizens in Canada – form details, filing thresholds

By Alexey Manasuev Part II: FATCA for U.S Citizens in Canada - form details and filing thresholds IRS Form 8938 Form 8938,  Statement of Specified Foreign ... Read more

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Damages awarded in sexual assault false complaint case

By Jacob Stilman The criminal offence of sexual assault is under-reported, under-charged and, when prosecuted, results in a disproportionate number of acquittals and ... Read more

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The limited partnership protective shield

By Dennis Nerland In contrast to a general partnership, a limited partnership must by law be composed of at least one general partner, who serves as the managing partner, and ... Read more

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What do we tell the kids? Talking about the breakup

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Many of the clients I see have not yet separated. They are having problems in their relationships and they consult with me to discuss their ... Read more

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Time after time: extending the limitation period for equalization

By Andrew Feldstein This case highlights the test for an extension of the limitation period for equalization, as well as the test to determine valuation date. The parties ... Read more

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What does a privacy officer do in a health care organization?

By Kate Dewhirst I train privacy officers to understand their role. So, what does a privacy officer do for a health care organization? In Ontario, every health care ... Read more

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