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What not to do: legal PR lessons from the trenches

By Jana Schilder  Do you think that public relations practitioners working for police departments are as upfront as police officers? This question arises on the ... Read more

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Home insurance payouts for victims of domestic violence

By Lisa Gelman A recently introduced private members bill from Toronto MPP Mike Colle seeks to direct insurers to pay out claims for cases involving domestic violence. ... Read more

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Characterization of stay orders for the purposes of appeal

By Andrew Feldstein This recent decision from the Court of Appeal causes some confusion with respect to the characterization of stay orders for the purposes of appeal, and ... Read more

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Where is a trust resident?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In this recent decision , the Ontario Superior Court considered the residence of two trusts, for the purpose of taxation. The court held that ... Read more

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The deal before the deal

By Inga Andriessen Recently we have had some questions from clients about the value and enforceability of documents prepared in anticipation of doing a deal. In one case, the ... Read more

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Legal agreements are a must in shared home ownership arrangements

By Lisa Laredo Earlier this month, about two dozen Torontonians came together in a speed-dating type of event in search of a home ownership partner. These are people who may ... Read more

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The use of compelled documentary productions from a civil lawsuit

By Elizabeth Grace Because sexual assault is a recognized wrong in many areas of our substantive law, it is quite common for a civil lawsuit to run in parallel with a ... Read more

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Financial abuse of the elderly

By Ian Hull The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority was established in 2010 by the Ontario government under the  Retirement Homes Act, 2010 , S.O. 2010 Chapter 11 ... Read more

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Best examination for discovery tips for my clients

By Michael Lesage Examinations for discovery (also sometimes referred to as depositions) are arguably the most important step in many lawsuits. It is the one opportunity (in ... Read more

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Is it a good idea to bring a friend to a lawyer’s appointment?

By Timothy N. Sullivan Sometimes, a client going through a separation or divorce will ask me – usually with some trepidation – if they can bring a friend or ... Read more

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Managing everyday complaints in health care

By Kate Dewhirst I recently surveyed administrative and clinical team members at a family health team and discovered the top five issues that lead patients or families ... Read more

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A trajectory of dangerous offender provisions in Canada

By Karri-Lynn Hennebury Once upon a time, the dangerous offender population was reserved for a limited, extremely violent subset of the offending population. Nowadays, ... Read more

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Four things to consider when working with digital investigators

By Ryan Duquette Here at Hexigent, we’re driven by our passion for digital forensics and investigations. We love providing services that allow our clients to make truly ... Read more

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Road safety: crosswalks and pedestrian crossovers

By Patrick Brown and Courtney Stewart , summer student The primary cause for pedestrians getting hit or killed on our roads is driver misconduct, vehicle speed, and ... Read more

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Prince siblings named estate heirs

By Charles Ticker Prince’s six siblings will share in $200 million estate Prince passed away on April 21, 2016, due to an overdose from the powerful drug Fentanyl. ... Read more

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Canada Day weekend: fireworks safety

By Dale Orlando and Nicole Fielding , summer student The Canada Day weekend is fast approaching, and with this year being Canada’s 150 th  birthday, it is a special ... Read more

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: friends and families for safe streets

By Patrick Brown and Taraneh Etemadi , summer student Pedestrians and cyclists make up an increasingly large number of the travelling population in the busy city of Toronto. ... Read more

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Step parent’s obligation to pay child support

By Usman Sadiq If you are a step parent and are going through a divorce in Ontario or are separating you should know the law regarding a step parent’s obligation to pay ... Read more

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Lack of resources does not equal lack of evidence

By Ryan Duquette We were recently called to assist a local law enforcement (LE) agency with recovering a video that had been deleted from a DVR system. Officers had ... Read more

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: concussions and return to play

By Alison Burrison and Monica Khosravi , summer student Summer temperatures have finally hit Ontario, which means the season for soccer, football, and other outdoor ... Read more

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