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Exclusion clauses in LTD policies

By Salvatore Shaw and Nicole Fielding , summer student Long-term disability (LTD) coverage is designed to provide individuals suffering from long term disabilities with a ... Read more

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The hidden consequences of driving convictions

By Joanne Griffiths There are a number of different  driving-related offences  in the  Criminal Code  for which you may find yourself before the courts. ... Read more

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Crowded Ontario courts: many charges for violent crimes withdrawn

By John Navarrete In Ontario, nearly half of all criminal charges are withdrawn before trial. This rate outpaces every other part of Canada. A recent report suggests that ... Read more

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Challenging a jury for cause – be careful what you ask for

By Tyler Smith “Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it” is a variation on an old Yiddish curse: May you get what you wish for. It serves as apt ... Read more

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Latest chapter in employment law: probationary period termination

By Stuart Rudner and David Master In this edition of  The Latest Chapter , we discuss termination during the probationary period and the recent decision by the Ontario ... Read more

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Pitfalls of simply registering separation agreements

By Gene C. Colman I don't like separation agreements. Many would surely disagree. In my view, separation agreements are not always that easy to enforce. It is much better to ... Read more

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Prince estate deal with Universal nullified

By Charles Ticker Prince estate deal with Universal Music Group rescinded Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide has rescinded a $31 million dollar deal between ... Read more

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Employment Insurance? Laid off and wondering what to do?

By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner Your boss has just fired you. Shell shocked, you come home not knowing what to do. If your employer provided you with a bunch of papers when ... Read more

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The tricky business of deathbed estate planning

By Ian Hull It’s 8:30 am, you’ve just entered your office, and you get a call from the common-law spouse of one of your long-term clients. It’s bad news ... Read more

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Nurse fails to accept full responsibility for past misconduct

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine A nurse applied to the College of Nurses of Ontario (the College) for his revoked registration to be reinstated. Unfortunately, his ... Read more

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Independent legal advice – what is it and why have it?

By Inga Andriessen Ah, independent legal advice (ILA). That throwaway line in many agreements where people sign saying they have had an opportunity to have it, but have ... Read more

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Employer obligations: pregnancy and parental leaves

By Doug MacLeod We often get calls from employers asking about their rights and obligations toward employees seeking pregnancy and parental leaves. Applicable legislation ... Read more

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Supreme Court 'Equusteks' it to online trademark infringers

By John Simpson This post concerns one of the two recent landmark decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada concerning territorial commercial interests on the borderless ... Read more

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Elder abuse under the guise of a POA is all too common

By Lisa Laredo While awareness of elder abuse is on the rise, sadly, its prevalence is not falling. Spotting this kind of abuse is not all that easy though, because neglect ... Read more

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Defensive tactics to defend against an unsolicited take-over bid

By Cameron MacCarthy and Joe Rattan Recent changes  to Canadian securities laws (as of May 2016) have created longer time frames and higher tender bid thresholds, ... Read more

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Sunstroke prevention and treatment

By Joseph Cescon  and Monica Khosravi, summer student You’re soaking up the sun and playing your favourite outdoor sport on a hot afternoon in July. You start to ... Read more

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New evidence presented in Toronto police sexual assault trial

By Joseph Neuberger Sexual assault trials are high-stakes affairs for those on both sides of the allegation. These cases are notoriously complex, especially when substance ... Read more

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Latest Chapter in Employment Law: Bill 148, tort of harassment

By Natalie MacDonald and Geoffrey Lowe Bill 148 brings big and not so big changes to the  Employment Standards Act, 2000 In May, the Changing Workplaces ... Read more

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Workplace accommodation: miscarriage, pregnancy related illnesses

By Bram Lecker and Maria Esmatyar The Ontario Human Rights Code protects the disabled from discrimination and harassment at the work. If you become temporarily disabled due ... Read more

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Unjust dismissal under CLC covers dependent contractors

By Barry B. Fisher In an adjudication under Part III of the Canada Labour Code (CLC) (unreported decision dated April 9, 2017), Adjudicator Daniel Cameron had to determine ... Read more

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