profile
Costs awards could force mega class actions out of Ontario

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

profile
Disclosing prices in bidding wars may hurt homebuyers: Samaroo

An Ontario government proposal to allow realtors to disclose prices of other offers in bidding wars may cost homebuyers more in the long run, says Toronto real estate lawyer ... Read more

profile
More bad news than good in auto insurance reform plan

The bad outweighs the good in the provincial government’s new set of auto insurance reforms, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall . As part of his first ... Read more

profile
Beer Store faces tough task to win damages from province

The Beer Store faces an uphill battle to win damages from the province following the cancellation of its beer distribution contract, says Toronto civil litigator Sarah ... Read more

profile
Changes needed to combat condo cancellations: Mackey

Legislative changes may be needed to stem the recent tide of cancellations of condo building constructions, says Toronto condominium lawyer Megan Mackey . The Toronto Star ... Read more

profile
No magic age when children make their own health privacy decisions

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

profile
Conflicting statutory obligations do not absolve employer of duties

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


News
Civil tort rejection won’t prevent harassment claims
profile

Harassment claims will continue to flow despite the Ontario Court of Appeal’s rejection of it as a freestanding civil tort, says Toronto employment lawyer Kumail Karimjee . ... Read more

Associate marketing can ensure long-term success
profile

New associates need to develop a marketing strategy to grow their clientele and attract clients suited to their expertise, says Catherine Moffitt , an associate with legal ... Read more

Expertise should not trump skill in mediator selection
profile

When trying to find the right person for the job, mediation skills are much more important than subject-matter expertise, says Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin. ... Read more

See a lawyer before signing termination agreement: MacLeod
profile

It’s important to get legal advice before accepting a termination package to ensure you are getting the best possible deal, says Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod . ... Read more

MKD’s experienced staff keeps watchful eye during strikes
profile

MKD International Inc. can help ensure fair play by all parties during strikes and labour disruption, says founding partner and managing director, Jim Downs . Downs tells ... Read more

Duty to accommodate predicated on disability
profile

It's a growing trend in Ontario for condo residents to try to circumvent pet bans by claiming their dog is an emotional support animal, but there are many misunderstandings around ... Read more

Track data for bias on youths steered clear of court
profile

Police should be required to compile data on youths who are suspected of committing violent crimes but are diverted from the courts, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel . ... Read more

Donovan’s grand opening celebrates client, community relationships
profile

Seven months after Fredericton family lawyer and mediator Jennifer Donovan opened her boutique family law firm, she says there’s much to celebrate, so she’s planning ... Read more

Cyberbullying battle needs unified effort: Burrison
profile

The fight against cyberbullying takes a concerted effort from individuals, internet stakeholders and governments, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Alison Burrison . ... Read more

Be cautious when red flags show up in acquisition process
profile

While profitability and a healthy balance sheet are often top of mind for companies looking at potential acquisition targets, they should also be on the lookout for possible ... Read more

Inconsistent policies lead to inequities in searching accused
profile

Ontario police forces continue to conduct unnecessary strip searches despite constant criticism and admonishment from within the justice system, says Toronto criminal lawyer ... Read more

Cost, time key to deciding whether to settle business lawsuit
profile

There is no such thing as a ‘sure win’ in any dispute — and while it does make sense to litigate to a conclusion in some cases, in other situations, businesses ... Read more

View more articles >
Opinion
Email fraud is common: it even happens at work
profile

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

How long do long-term disability insurance benefits last?
profile

By Nainesh Kotak Once you have been approved for long-term disability benefits you may be wondering how long those disability benefits will continue to be paid by your disability insurer. ... Read more

Donut rhapsody: Strigberger
profile

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

The impact of a Voice of the Child report on parenting time
profile

By Lisa Gelman In a recent case , an Ontario court considered whether it could grant a father’s request to vary parenting time without proceeding to trial. The parties were married in ... Read more

Grow your firm with data-driven decisions
profile

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)
profile

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
profile

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
profile

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

Mutual release set aside due to fraudulent misrepresentation
profile

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the lower courts’ decision to set aside a settlement with its ex-employee to whom they had paid 36 months severance ... Read more

Living apart together relationships require planning and advice
profile

By Michele Allinotte A recent Globe and Mail article reviewed the lives of several couples who chose to live apart in long term relationships. Full disclosure, I was one of the individuals ... Read more

Costly mistakes for startups
profile

By Christopher Achkar Startups are infant businesses and most have doomsday clocks – a deadline by which they must become profitable to survive. Success in the startup sphere depends on ... Read more

Anonymity in family law litigation: sealing orders, publication bans
profile

By Andrew Feldstein The parties in this matter have one change. A final order was in place that provided the father access to the child on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as every other ... Read more

View more articles >
CosmoLexHexigent Consulting (to remain until August 31/19)DivorcemateFeldstein Family Law (post until May 31/20)Davidson Fraese (post until Sept. 30/19)Atlas LawDunn & AssociatesAnton Katz (post until June 30/19)Ellen Low Employment Law Daily DocketsPolice Blotter
Blogroll