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How does solicitor/client privilege apply on testator’s death?

By Ian Hull What happens to communications between a solicitor and a testator once the testator passes away? Can privilege be waived in order to determine the intentions of a ... Read more

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I was at fault, but injured — do I have any remedies?

By Salvatore Shaw  and Bryan Sansom, articling student If you have suffered injuries or losses in a motor vehicle accident for which you may be at fault, you may still be ... Read more

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‘Unplanned parenthood’ claim dismissed, woman awarded costs

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal  recently upheld the dismissal  of a claim filed by a man who sued his former sexual partner after she became pregnant ... Read more

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The pitfalls of pre-death transfers to estate beneficiaries

By Alexander Turner   In estate administrations, it is not uncommon for beneficiaries to receive   substantial amounts of money, or property, from the deceased ... Read more

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Stopping cellphone videoing in custody cases

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Cellphone videos and photos have become an epidemic in family law cases. Almost every client who comes in the door wants to show me a video of ... Read more

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Adjudicator denies reinstatement and costs to winning employee

By Barry B. Fisher In Weed v. Royal Bank of Canada (2017 CarswellNat 343) Adjudicator Michelle Somers heard an unjust dismissal case for 14 days, with nine witnesses and ... Read more

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Can an employer force you to take a drug test?

By Nicole Simes Some employers attempt to make alcohol and drug testing mandatory for their employees.  Recently , the TTC gave the go-ahead to implement random drug and ... Read more

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How media relations is like online dating

By Jana Schilder We frequently talk to lawyers and law firms who want to be quoted in newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed on radio and television. Media relations ... Read more

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New regulations coming for driving under the influence of pot?

By Stacey Nichols As the federal government moves closer to legalizing marijuana, the scramble continues to try and effectively deal with pot and how it affects drivers. The ... Read more

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Binding arbitration and Ontario's physicians: words matter

By Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd I read with interest responses   from the lawyers representing the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) to my article on the arbitration ... Read more

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Blended family feud over large estate

By Charles Ticker A recent  story  about a matter before the London High Court illustrates some of the estate planning difficulties a blended family may ... Read more

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Ask a lawyer: what happens when two executors can’t agree?

By Timothy N. Sullivan What are the rights and responsibilities of executors? “My cousin wants a car from the estate of our recently-deceased, not-wealthy uncle. ... Read more

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Number of damage claims awarded by trial judges going up

By Doug MacLeod Once upon a time, employees did not sign employment contracts with termination clauses and employment lawyers fought over the appropriate ... Read more

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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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