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Right to sue for internet defamation comes with time limits

Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir says her firm’s victory in a defamation lawsuit is an important lesson in timeliness. Mahabir, an associate with ... Read more

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Little-known board helps with children's aid society disputes

Ontarians locked in a dispute with a children’s aid society over fostering or adoption issues can expect a quick and fair hearing from a remarkable, but little-known ... Read more

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Criminal appeals true test of lawyer's mettle: Dale

Arguing a criminal appeal is one of the biggest tests a lawyer will face, requiring meticulous preparation and strong advocacy skills, says Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale ... Read more

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Seven ways to make any law firm run better

Humourist and author Marcel Strigberger says his "Seven Simple Ways to Diffuse Problems and Prevent Trouble" approach can help make any law firm run smoother. A retired ... Read more

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Introduction to condominiums: the basics

Prospective homeowners should seek advice before leaping into the unique world of condominium ownership, says Mississauga real estate lawyer Jia Junaid . Junaid, principal of ... Read more

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Case affirms confidentiality – even without specific clause

A recent Superior Court of Justice case reinforces the importance of confidentiality in mediated settlements, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert tells Law Times . ... Read more

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Workplace investigation, mediation roles are apples and oranges

Organizations faced with workplace conflicts may be required to call in an independent investigator to uncover the root cause of the issues and make recommendations but they ... Read more

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Raptors parade chaos causes injury

By Jasmine Daya Twenty-four years later and the Raptors managed to clinch the NBA championship title this year. Once the Raptors hit the playoffs, the excitement in Toronto soared and ... Read more


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It's a different ball game as Raptors face branding challenges
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After winning their first NBA championship, the Toronto Raptors’ court battles continue as the team and one of its star players have different fights to protect their ... Read more

LSO statement of principles likely to fall: Rosen
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Ontario lawyers are already obliged to uphold the law in an unbiased and impartial manner, whether with their colleagues or the public, so it is understandable why many are upset ... Read more

Scales tipped in insurer's favour with LTD claims
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Insurance companies are ramping up their scrutiny of long-term disability claims and employing tactics to deny benefits, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh ... Read more

Simulations give LPP candidates valuable experience: Alexandris
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By embracing innovative approaches and new methods of communications, Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) gives law school graduates the training they need to ... Read more

Divorce Act amendments a long time coming: Siegel
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Long-awaited changes to the Divorce Act that replace outdated language and reflect a modern approach to parenting are a welcome update, Toronto family lawyer Brahm Siegel ... Read more

Summer camp accreditation gives parents peace of mind
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Summer camp accreditation offers parents some comfort in the event their child is injured in an accident while attending, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya . ... Read more

Enforcing child custody orders in non-Hague countries
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If a parent takes a child to a country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, it could be very difficult ... Read more

Tom Petty estate dispute offers lessons for testators
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Celebrities are just like the rest of us when it comes to estate disputes, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Matthew Urback . Billboard magazine recently reported on ... Read more

Seek Canadian legal advice before agreeing to foreign divorce
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Ontario residents should seek local legal advice before going through with a divorce from a foreign jurisdiction, says Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein . Feldstein, ... Read more

Lump-sum spousal support following short marriages
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Lump-sum spousal support settlements can work for both parties to a divorce following a short-term marriage, says Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman . When unions last less ... Read more

Waivers don’t always limit legal action: Edwards
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Just because someone signs a waiver doesn’t mean they can’t take legal action if they’re injured, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards . With ... Read more

Costs awards could force mega class actions out of Ontario
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Ontario’s loser-pays costs regime could endanger the province’s place as the jurisdiction of choice for high-value class actions, says Toronto class-action lawyer ... Read more

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Directors sent to jail for failure to pay employee wages
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By Doug MacLeod If you are a director or a party to a unanimous shareholder agreement did you know that you are personally liable for unpaid wages and you could go to jail for up to one year ... Read more

Trigger alert: life changes mean you need to change your will
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By Lisa Laredo You’ve written a will — great! But when was the last time you reviewed it? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then it’s probably time to do ... Read more

University tribunals are no substitute for courts
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By Joseph Neuberger The growing concern to address sexual assault allegations on university campuses has resulted in a new vigilance to investigate and litigate allegations against students and ... Read more

Are you fully compliant? Five reasons to go to a U.S. tax adviser
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By Alexey Manasuev You work hard for your money. Naturally, you want to keep as much of it as possible when you file your taxes. If you’re an individual filing a simple U.S. tax return , ... Read more

Conflicting statutory obligations do not absolve employer of duties
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By Laura Williams Employers in Canada are subject to a variety of legislation that governs the way they conduct business in areas ranging from environmental compliance to employee relations. ... Read more

No magic age when children make their own health privacy decisions
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By Kate Dewhirst This comes as a surprise to most lay people. In Ontario, and in many jurisdictions around the world, children make their own health privacy decisions when they are ... Read more

Email fraud is common: it even happens at work
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By Dave Oswald Did you know that email isn’t – and was never deigned to be – a secure way to communicate? Fake emails can be quickly created and doctored to look real, ... Read more

Donut rhapsody: Strigberger
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By Marcel Strigberger The iconic roll up the rim to win contest isn’t working. Seems the company's recent reprise of their annual promo is not raking it in. Profits are down and the food ... Read more

Grow your firm with data-driven decisions
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By Erica Birstler Making data-driven decisions is a powerful tactic that can help any business, including law firms. Basing strategy and initiatives off of numbers and trends makes it much ... Read more

Laugh at death (on us)
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By Ian Hull During the past Halloween season, I couldn’t help laughing as I drove by a home in the country that had a very realistic looking, life-sized grim reaper on the front ... Read more

Top five reasons HR professionals should use digital forensics
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By Tyler Hatch HR professionals get involved when employees are disciplined or dismissed for contravening workplace policies . Computers, smartphones, tablets and the internet are ... Read more

Meng extradition political poppycock: Botting
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By Dr. Gary Botting for AdvocateDaily.com The attempted extradition of Chinese corporate executive Meng Wanzhou by the United States is entirely political. The chief financial officer for Huawei was reportedly ... Read more

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