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So, why should I settle?

By Mitchell Rose So, why should I settle my legal dispute? Here are six reasons: Before you (or, if you are a lawyer or paralegal, your clients) say ... Read more

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Trusts and family property – when can you trust a trust?

By Ian Hull The laws relating to trusts are complex enough before issues relating to family law are introduced. Even at the best of times, individuals establishing trusts ... Read more

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New obligations on custodians in event of privacy breach

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Since the implementation of the  Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004  (PHIPA) in 2004, Health Information ... Read more

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Holograph will at centre of $30 million estate dispute

By Charles Ticker Holograph will handwritten by Dallas Cade deals with $30 million estate A  recent story  serves as an interesting example of an estate ... Read more

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New developments regarding the TTC ‘Fitness for Duty’ policy

By Laura Williams In an early application of its “Fitness for Duty” policy (the policy), the Toronto Transit Commission (the TTC) has suspended a driver who ... Read more

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Plaintiff wins summary judgment, gets $24K for claim, $35K costs

By Barry B. Fisher In this case, the judge found that a 72-year-old security guard with 12 years’ service was entitled to 8.6 months notice and $7,500 for mental ... Read more

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Racial divide in criminal charges for marijuana use in Toronto

By John Navarrete Toronto, Ont. is often seen as a multicultural city where multiple races enjoy opportunity and equality. However, a Toronto Star analysis recently showed ... Read more

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Ontario’s minimum wage increase puts strain on HR professionals

By Laura Williams It’s fair to say that employers across Ontario were prepared for the provincial government to introduce at least some labour reforms as part of the ... Read more

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So you want to get paid?

By Inga Andriessen One of the things our firm is great at is helping businesses get paid. By the time we’re involved, it’s usually a litigation matter, however, ... Read more

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Canada Labour Code vs. the courts: the devil is in the details

By Richard Johnson In Canada, most non-unionized employees have one primary means of recourse (absent a human rights claim) for challenging a dismissal: litigation through ... Read more

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Getting paid by two employers at the same time

By Nicole Simes Wrongful dismissal damages are normally subject to mitigation, which means that income from a new job after termination is deducted from the damages a ... Read more

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As crime rate decreases, charges for illegal substances rise

By Joseph Neuberger As the Canadian government seeks to change laws surrounding marijuana usage, statistics show that police officers are increasingly cracking down on pot ... Read more

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Facebook is used by police

By Lawrence Forstner It may not seem like the most unbelievable news to learn that the police are on Facebook, but yes that's right, the police use social media too! And ... Read more

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Proposed tax changes a ‘renewed attack’ on job creators

By Dennis Nerland The Department of Finance released new proposed tax legislation and policy on July 17, 2017. The new policies target income splitting in private ... Read more

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Ten things that happen if you die without a will in Ontario

By Timothy N. Sullivan If ‘making a will’ has been one of those things on your long-term to-do list but doesn’t seem to ever become a top priority, ... Read more

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Why is everybody dangerous now?: a case comment

  By Karri-Lynn Hennebury In May 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada heard the appeal based on this case , the constitutional challenge to the current dangerous ... Read more

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Legal innovation – unlocking your creativity

By Kate Dewhirst The pressure to “innovate” is everywhere. Even though the practice of law is not exactly renowned for being cutting edge, as lawyers ... Read more

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Affair may allow wife to seek larger share of net family property

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal  recently ruled  that a wife whose husband had been having an affair may seek a larger share of net family property to ... Read more

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Earnings in ‘inferior positions’ and employee severance

By Paul Willetts  The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released this ruling . This is an important decision for employees and employers alike as it may potentially ... Read more

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Investigating an employee’s digital activity

By Ryan Duquette You’ve been asked to review the digital activity of an employee. Your company has some concerns and wants you to investigate. With the amount of ... Read more

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