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Having professional support key in shareholders disputes

Having an experienced accounting team in your corner can make a big difference in a shareholder dispute, Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia ... Read more

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When neighbour disputes turn ugly

The idea that a person’s home is their castle, combined with the concept that proximity breeds contempt, can lead people to take extreme positions about what appears to be ... Read more

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Avoid debt for a happy life: Sadiq

Debt problems are at the heart of many divorces, Toronto family lawyer Usman Sadiq tells AdvocateDaily.com . His work handling more than 1,500 divorces has given Sadiq, ... Read more

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Use proper channels when patient information requested: Rosen

Health-care providers should take care when sharing a patient’s medical information with law enforcement, Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Family courts well aware of parental alienation challenges

Family courts are ahead of the game when it comes to recognizing the seriousness of parental alienation, Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Common-law couples deserve equal property rights: Townsend

Having the same property rights for both common-law and married spouses would better reflect modern society, Toronto family lawyer Leanne Townsend tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Six vital steps for health-care professionals facing complaints

Health-care professionals should consult legal counsel after a complaint has been filed against them, and deal with the matter expediently and with integrity, says Toronto health ... Read more

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Condo corporation has right to access every unit

A condo owner’s unit is not his or her castle, Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey tells AdvocateDaily.com . Mackey, partner with Shibley ... Read more

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Be aware of pre-incorporation risks: Bernstein

People who pay a deposit for a property on behalf of a company that is not yet incorporated could lose that money if the deal falls through, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel ... Read more

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HRTO: no authority to award costs to a successful party

By Stuart Rudner What if someone files an entirely frivolous lawsuit against you, refuses to settle, and forces you to go all the way to trial, where you successfully defend the action? One ... Read more

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Help! I don’t want to be an executor

By Lisa Laredo A family member or close friend passes away and amidst your grief, you discover that you have been named executor of their estate. You’re shocked because you ... Read more


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SCC ruling makes child-luring laws 'fairer to accused'
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The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has taken an important step forward in striking down a section of the internet child-luring law that presumed defendants guilty unless proved ... Read more

Foreign nationals unfairly treated by Parole Board of Canada
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Foreign nationals convicted of serious offences are receiving unfair treatment by the Parole Board of Canada, British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting tells ... Read more

Trusted advisor Redlick is clients' first port of call
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When a deal-making opportunity comes into view for clients, Toronto corporate lawyer Sammy Redlick wants his number to be the first they dial. Redlick, partner with Torkin ... Read more

Principle of good faith key in commercial contracts: Cormier
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Companies that make an honest effort to fulfil the terms of a contract cannot be held liable if outside factors prevent the work from being done, Toronto trial and appellate ... Read more

Class action spotlights unreasonable clauses in employment contracts
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In rejecting a ride-sharing company’s demand that a case against it be heard in the Netherlands at the expense of the plaintiffs, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has ... Read more

Expulsions show Trudeau's previously untapped decisiveness
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Expelling Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus is a "defining moment" in the political career of Justin Trudeau, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale ... Read more

Invisible injuries and LTD claims part 2
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I n the final instalment of this mini-series, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid discusses what people with invisible injuries can do to strengthen their LTD claims. ... Read more

Earning credibility with jury key in acquittal: Zita
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Toronto criminal lawyer Jessica Zita has successfully convinced a jury to acquit her client of a serious armed robbery charge and instead find him guilty him of one count of the ... Read more

Children have a right to decide own medical treatment
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There is no age of majority when it comes to health-care decisions in Ontario and most of Canada, Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine tells AdvocateDaily.com . The Canadian ... Read more

Valuation clause important part of shareholder's agreement
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A shareholder’s agreement that doesn’t contain a valuation clause could create uncertainty and even animosity among parties if an evaluation of shares is required ... Read more

Navigating disciplinary proceedings in cases of termination
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When a termination leads to a complaint with the employee’s professional body, the loss of a job can be overshadowed by the potential threat to their career, Vaughan labour ... Read more

Attention management is the key to working effectively: Bury
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Self-help sections of most bookstores are overflowing with time management publications promising anything from four-day work weeks to overnight methods for improving productivity ... Read more

Are BYOD policies a threat to your business?
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Employees can be a business’s most unrecognized threat, and that risk is compounded by company policies that rely on employees to use their own devices for sensitive ... Read more

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Ontario’s 2019 auto insurance reform — a step in the right direction
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By John McLeish and Lindsay Charles The Ontario budget released on Thursday, April 11, 2019, addressed numerous contentious issues in the auto insurance sector. The Ontario government proposed many reforms that ... Read more

No ‘tort of harassment’ in Ontario
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By Laura Williams The Ontario Court of Appeal has found in this case that there is no “tort of harassment” in Ontario. The Court of Appeal reversed the 2017 Ontario Superior Court ... Read more

It makes a difference — why not pay attention?
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By Dawn Simons, for AdvocateDaily.com At some point during your client’s litigation, it is likely they will express to you their lack of resources and financial stress. We all know that claims can take years ... Read more

A cure for ageist thinking? It may not be needed
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag It’s taken decades, but we’re slowly coming to terms with a few of the “isms” in our culture – racism and sexism being two obvious ones. We can ... Read more

Increased court costs impair access to justice
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By Amanda Bafaro Because disbursements aren’t already high enough, the Ontario government has increased the fees associated with the filing of many of the most common civil court ... Read more

Trust accounting safeguards: CosmoLex
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By Erica Birstler Trust accounting is a critical function for law firms, as funds that are not yet earned or disbursed must be handled in compliance with state and federal requirements. Because ... Read more

Imparting wisdom, without sounding like a jerk
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By Inga Andriessen The Law Society of Ontario’s bencher elections are in full swing. There are many candidates, some running for specific causes and some running because they want the Law ... Read more

Legit screen time at Neesons
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By Kim Neeson Over the last several years, there's been lots of talk of electronic discovery and trials. As more judges and litigators go paperless, don't be left behind! This blog will ... Read more

When the tax man calls – estates, family disputes, debts
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By Matthias Duensing for AdvocateDaily.com The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled on a case involving parental estates and disputing brothers. The couple at the centre of the case were happily ... Read more

Frustration of employment contract can be plead by employee, employer
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By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge had a case where the plaintiff had been off on disability for eight years and had no hope of returning to work. This judgment confirmed that the ... Read more

You can stand on the other side of humanity and be right
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By Ryan Handlarski For virtually my entire life, I have been in the minority when it comes to thinking. I can remember examples of this throughout my life from the time I was nine years old and ... Read more

When sole custody is more appropriate than joint custody
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By Lisa Gelman The court recently considered when it might be appropriate to grant sole custody to one party over the other. The parties were married for three years before they separated ... Read more

Lawyer friends — it’s time to get out of your comfort zone
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By Kate Dewhirst I went to the Funnel Hacking Live event in Nashville, TN recently. It’s a marketing event sponsored by Click Funnels. I follow co-founder Russell Brunson on social ... Read more

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