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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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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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The ‘he said, she said’ case: R. v. W.(D.) principles

By Sarah Malik The “he said, she said” types of cases are argued in courts across Canada every single day. It is quite common in criminal law to come across a ... Read more

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How much is too much?

By Lisa Gelman How much money is too much money to spend battling your ex?  How much time is too much time to spend battling your ex? How much ... Read more

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Drug trafficking charges laid following dispensary raid

By Stacey Nichols The buying and selling of medical marijuana continues to be a source of legal headaches in Ontario. There does exist a certain degree of confusion ... Read more

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Advertising for creditors: does standard practice need updating?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag An estate trustee must ensure that the deceased’s debts have been discharged prior to making any distributions. This is usually done by ... Read more

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S. 11(b) and the implications of R. v. Jordan

By Gina Igbokwe What does the right to a speedy trial mean? This is a question that surely crosses the minds of those who find themselves moving slowly through the criminal ... Read more

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In July you could be sued for that email you’re about to send!

By Inga Andriessen Remember a few years ago there was a lot of noise in the media about the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, a.k.a. CASL. If you’re a small to medium ... Read more

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What are my rights regarding ad hoc extra child support payments?

By Timothy N. Sullivan Special and extraordinary expenses for children “My ex-wife said our daughter had been accepted to a prestigious, but expensive, dance ... Read more

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Dozens of criminal charges laid after seizure of guns and drugs

By Joseph Neuberger When it comes to guns and drugs, the law seldom treads lightly. Any men or women facing  criminal charges  for committing crimes in this arena ... Read more

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False accusations of domestic assault are a growing trend

By John Navarrete There is no question that spousal abuse is a heinous crime in Ontario. Its victims are often vulnerable and emotionally damaged by long-term mistreatment. ... Read more

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What to do if you receive a Not Clear Certificate

By Ian Hull What happens if an individual dies  intestate , and upon application for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee Without a Will, a Not Clear ... Read more

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Clearing up misconceptions about termination and severance pay

By Stuart Rudner and Geoffrey Lowe There continues to be a plethora of myths and misconceptions when it comes to the termination of the employment relationship. We are asked ... Read more

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