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Thinking about a marriage contract or cohab?

By Jennifer Samara Shuber There are many issues to consider when deciding whether to marry or move in with a partner. One of them is whether or not you want or need a ... Read more

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Emancipation and financial obligation

By Andrew Feldstein This case raises the question; in what circumstances do parents have an obligation to support children who have completely withdrawn from their care? The ... Read more

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What you need to know about buying a pre-construction condo

By Lisa Laredo Buying a pre-construction condo is more complicated than it first seems. The easy part is what feels like the hardest — finding a condo that you love at ... Read more

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The controlled act of psychotherapy

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine The controlled act The  Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991   (the RHPA) sets out 14 “controlled ... Read more

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Dear future mentees in the LPP

By Inga Andriessen I’ve had the privilege of being a mentor lawyer to over 24 of the law society’s Law Practice Program (LPP) candidates over the past three ... Read more

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Severance offers not accepted cannot be plead

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge found that it was inappropriate for the defendant to plead in their defence that they had “offered the plaintiff a ... Read more

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Lawsuit tackles denial of WSIB benefits for chronic mental stress

By Laura Williams A new lawsuit could bring Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits to hundreds of Ontario workers suffering from chronic work-related mental ... Read more

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Child safety in the home: the importance of proper child proofing

By Alison Burrison and William Harding , student-at-law The welcoming of a new child is an exciting time for any family. However, before the baby arrives home, it is important ... Read more

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Common drafting mistakes in shareholder agreements

By Cameron MacCarthy and Chris Johnston This is the first article in a two part series discussing common issues arising from or related to shareholder agreements. If you ... Read more

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Liability and home construction

By David Hollingsworth Liability and worker’s injury Planning to hire a contractor to do some work on your house this year? You better make sure that they are well ... Read more

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Health privacy update – August 2017

By Kate Dewhirst The  Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario  has just released two new correction request decisions – 46 and 47 (dated June 2017 but ... Read more

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When a resignation is actually a termination

By Miriam Anbar and Sam Spodek, summer student  Consider you have a disgruntled employee working for you and you suspect he wants to quit.  However, you are also ... Read more

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‘The way we’ve always done it’ is not a reason to do something

By Inga Andriessen There is a lot written these days about failure to innovate in business being an invitation to the end of that business. There is a lot of truth in that, ... Read more

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I quit; can I sue my employer for constructive dismissal?

By Nicole Simes We are often asked the question: “can I sue my former employer for constructive dismissal?” The answer is maybe. A new Court of Appeal decision ... Read more

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Emotionally driven litigation can cost detached children

By Kristine Anderson Well-meaning children can find themselves embroiled in costly litigation if they jump to uninformed and emotional conclusions about how their parents' ... Read more

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Employee or contractor?

By Christopher Achkar Your employment has recently been terminated, and you are unsure what to do. Can you sue for wrongful dismissal? Are you entitled to reasonable notice? ... Read more

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Push hard – get clients talking to family about their estate

By Suzana Popovic-Montag You’re planning a client’s estate. You’ve identified the assets and tax issues and planned accordingly. Most importantly, your ... Read more

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Non-disclosure and contempt of court

By Andrew Feldstein This recent decision serves as a cautionary tale to those who disobey disclosure orders. In his decision, Price J. ordered that the respondent father ... Read more

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The case for national short-term disability insurance

By Bram Lecker Most working people wear their attendance record on their sleeves like a badge of honour. Unless they are suffering from a severe illness or injury, most ... Read more

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Speculation tax more political than practical

By Lisa Laredo   The Ontario government's recently announced policy changes won’t have a significant impact on the real estate market. Non-resident speculation ... Read more

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