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Make family court great again

By Lisa Gelman and Jeffrey Mammon Has the Donald Trump presidency, with his rallying cry to “Make America Great Again,” ushered in a new era of political ... Read more

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Four business lessons I learned from Elton John’s Oscar party

By Kate Dewhirst Oh, you read that right. I went to Elton John’s Oscar party in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. Want to know how I got there? You can read the back ... Read more

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Failed breath test won't guarantee impaired driving conviction

By Joseph Neuberger Failing a roadside breath test is a frightening prospect. A conviction for  impaired driving  may mean a fine, a lost licence, and perhaps other ... Read more

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Attorneys for property and the right to claim compensation

By Suzana Popovic-Montag The Ontario Court of Appeal recently considered the issue of the applicable limitation period for claims for compensation on a passing of accounts. ... Read more

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Conflicting decisions regarding costs

By Andrew Feldstein Anderson v. Anderson  2016 ONSC 7774: This recent decision from the Superior Court of Justice clarifies the confusion for family law counsel in ... Read more

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Pro se — penny wise and pound foolish

By Michael Lesage The legal system can be a dangerous place to go it alone, as the recent  Lippa v. Colletta , 2017 ONSC 1122 (CanLII) case illustrates. The facts in ... Read more

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Forty-day trial nets $141,000 ‘win’

By Barry B. Fisher In Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General) 2017 ONSC 1333, Justice Vallee heard a case involving serious allegations of harassment against an RCMP ... Read more

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Captioning for post-production

By Kim Neeson   Captioning for the hearing loss community is delivered in many formats, including streaming via the Internet (remote captioning), onsite captioning ... Read more

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Paediatric traumatic brain injuries: early diagnosis and rehab

By Alison Burrison  and Bryan Sansom, articling student A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain, such as bleeding or concussion, which results from the ... Read more

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The lawyer’s role in the collaborative process

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently had the opportunity to review a lawyer’s role in the collaborative process when the husband in a ... Read more

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Two drivers walk free after a violation of rights

By John Navarrete Drivers in Ontario who are accused of driving while intoxicated may find two recent court rulings interesting. These cases show how important it is for ... Read more

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The common law slayer rule

By Ian Hull The common law slayer rule makes the law in Canada clear that committing murder will prevent a person from inheriting the estate of the victim. For clarity, the ... Read more

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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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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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