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NEW Guide to Indigenous legal rights, history and culture 'insulting'

TORONTO — The regulatory body for Ontario's lawyers and paralegals has released a guide to help legal professionals better understand the legal rights, history and culture ... Read more

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Presser appears before SCC on digital information case

Toronto criminal lawyer Jill Presser is asking the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to protect citizens from having their digital information handed over to police by people with ... Read more

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Canadian companies may soon be impacted by the GDPR

The European Union’s new rules for data protection will change the way Canadian companies do business there, says privacy lawyer Peter Dillon . The General Data ... Read more

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SCC adopts hybrid approach to international custody issues

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on resolving international custody disputes didn't clearly settle the issues it intended to clarify, says Toronto family lawyer Ryan McNeil . ... Read more

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Lack of shareholders' agreement may lead to undesirable results

In the absence of a shareholders’ agreement, a corporation and its shareholders face a number of potentially negative consequences, Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz ... Read more

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Extended warranties present opportunities, pitfalls for dealers

Car dealerships must take care when offering extended warranties to customers, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com . “It can ... Read more

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How to start the estate discussion: Larson

Thunder Bay wills and estates lawyer Rene Larson says discussing estate matters with an aging family member isn’t easy, but it’s a vital conversation. Larson, ... Read more

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Look at big picture when establishing fraudulent conveyance

Debtors aren’t permitted to transfer their property to someone else in order to avoid paying a creditor — but in order to establish a fraudulent conveyance, you need ... Read more

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Waddell represents proposed class in lawsuit against insurer

Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell is representing a plaintiff who has launched a proposed class-action lawsuit against an Ontario auto insurer over allegedly using ... Read more

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What are your rights when you are detained or arrested

By Joseph Neuberger Whatever the circumstances, being arrested or detained by the police is stressful. Regardless of what lead to the situation that resulted in the arrest, you have certain ... Read more


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FOLA calls on LSO to update real estate payment rules
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The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) is calling on the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to update its antiquated rules around the transfer of funds in real estate ... Read more

Divorce financing levels playing field for litigants: Feldstein
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Divorce financing can help tackle family law’s access-to-justice crisis, Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein tells AdvocateDaily.com . In a recent edition of ... Read more

Ordering condo plans, tax certificates money well spent
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Due diligence and about $25 could have saved a world of aggravation surrounding a sizeable townhouse title mix-up, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein tells ... Read more

Things to consider before taking a PI case
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After many years as an expert witness in medical malpractice cases, Toronto facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Ellis says it’s not easy to successfully sue a doctor in ... Read more

Webb: The value of mentoring young lawyers
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As a mentor for junior counsel, Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb believes in the value of giving back to the future of the profession. “We owe it to them. Passing ... Read more

Insurance oversight bodies addressing standards, technology
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Two oversight bodies for Canada’s insurance regulators are seeking public input on new recommendations which will likely bring some regulations under a common set of ... Read more

Winkler backs Brown’s effort to ‘expose the truth’ in new book
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Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler tells the Globe and Mail he supports former provincial Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown’s plan to set the ... Read more

Webinar will help employers get up to speed on legalized marijuana
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Employers will need help coming to grips with the implications of legalized marijuana, Toronto employment lawyer Miriam Anbar tells AdvocateDaily.com . Last year, the ... Read more

'Child-focused' language unlikely to mitigate family conflict: Sullivan
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Federal legislation that proposes "child-focused" language will likely do little to mitigate conflict between parties with children, Ottawa family lawyer and civil litigator ... Read more

Liberal government introduces measures to update Canada's family laws
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OTTAWA — The federal government has introduced new legislation that aims to help families settle disputes outside court, emphasize the well-being of impacted children and ... Read more

SCC, family law bar divided on habitual residence test
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The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) split decision on a child’s habitual residence in Hague Convention matters reflects the divide in the bar on the issue, Toronto ... Read more

Exploring a lawyer’s ethical obligations
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Solicitor-client confidentiality is so important that it is rare for that trust to be broken and it is rightly protected by the courts, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer ... Read more

Financial advice pays off: report
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Recent research shows working with a financial advisor is the key to asset accumulation, says Dawn Marchand , vice-president of marketing and direct distribution for ... Read more

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Goals at examinations for discovery
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By John McLeish and Joe Gaynor Examination for discovery is one of the most important steps in the litigation process. Examination for discovery allows a party in a civil case to examine, ... Read more

Common law spouses and claims for constructive trust
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By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal recently grappled with the important question of when a common-law partner’s claim for a constructive trust interest in a home may or may ... Read more

Court sets out four elements to set aside a release
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By Barry B. Fisher In this matter , the judge had a case where a manager sought to set aside a release that she had signed upon being terminated with allegations of just cause. Had cause not ... Read more

Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 passes into law
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By Laura Williams Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the Act), has completed the Ontario legislative process and will receive Royal Assent and become law imminently. The Act establishes ... Read more

Successor employers: your company has changed hands
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By Bram Lecker and Simon Pelsmakher What happens to your employment after your company changes ownership? The new owners are called successor employers and this is a time when employees are ... Read more

Pot talk: coverage for medical cannabis is here
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag Unless there’s an unexpected shift or delay by our government, the Cannabis Act will make the use of cannabis for recreational purposes legal sometime this summer. ... Read more

The latest on the legality of random drug and alcohol testing
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By Doug MacLeod In 2013, the issue of whether an employer can unilaterally implement random drug testing was addressed by the Supreme Court of Canada . Bottom line: there are very few ... Read more

FATCA: U.S citizens living in Canada – financial asset reporting
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By Alexey Manasuev Part III: Asset value threshold for FATCA reporting U.S. citizens who are currently living in Canada or abroad are required to file Form 8938 (FATCA form) if they meet ... Read more

Five traps you should avoid when a patient complains
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By Kate Dewhirst Every health care organization receives complaints. A complaint is any negative feedback received from a patient or family member of a patient about your services. Health ... Read more

Product liability: can having a garage sale make you liable?
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By David Hollingsworth What do product liability and garage sales have in common? Springtime brings new beginnings. When the warm weather finally comes, we are all anxious to open the doors and ... Read more

Forcillo appeal decision doesn't alter law around police force
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By Jacob Stilman On July 27, 2013, Const. James Forcillo of the Toronto Police confronted Sammy Yatim, who was armed with a knife, yelling in a threatening manner, while standing alone inside ... Read more

Equal pay for equal work in Ontario workplaces
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By Mitchell Rose Spring brings further changes to provincially regulated Ontario workplaces. These latest changes arise from last November when the Legislature passed “Bill 148” ... Read more

Videoconferencing for courtrooms
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By Kim Neeson Out-of-town witnesses or counsel can now avail themselves of appearing virtually in Toronto's downtown courthouses. While we may not yet have much technology in Ontario's ... Read more

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