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Appeal court adopts sensible scope of auditor liability

A Court of Appeal decision overturning a motion judge’s ruling on auditor liability is logical and consistent with recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, Toronto ... Read more

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Cultivating cannabis: condo rules supersede legislation

Growing weed at home may be legal under the Cannabis Act , but that doesn’t mean everyone can do it, especially those living in condos, Toronto condominium lawyer Deborah ... Read more

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Lawyers unfairly held to higher standard over support payments: Benmor

Lawyers who default on support payments are unfairly held to a higher standard than payors in any other job, Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor tells ... Read more

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Drug-impaired driving law vulnerable to Charter challenges

Ordinary drivers will suffer as challenges to the federal government’s drug-impaired driving legislation make their way through the courts, Toronto criminal lawyer Caryma ... Read more

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Brown: hit-and-run drivers should face 'harsh criminal penalties'

Non-criminal charges under the provincial Highway Traffic Act for leaving the scene are never appropriate for hit-and-runs, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells ... Read more

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Five tips on social media and the impact on your divorce

By Angela Princewill We are in the day and age where social media is being widely recognized in the court as a form of evidence. Whether it is your Facebook profile, your LinkedIn profile, text ... Read more

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Stiffer penalties for careless drivers in Ontario

By Jasmine Daya Careless driving is a serious problem on Ontario roadways. Unfortunately, not all motorists drive with caution. Some drive recklessly and this may lead to motor vehicle ... Read more

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Underreported income: the court’s power to impute

By Andrew Feldstein The parties were married for 20 years and shared four children. The father was an accountant and operated his own business. He held licenses to practice in Manitoba and ... Read more


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Discrimination policy prudent for all employers
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While a workplace discrimination policy is not mandatory in Ontario, Toronto employment and human rights lawyer Nicole Simes says it’s in an employer’s best interest ... Read more

No shark zone: defusing high-conflict family law cases
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Multi-team and collaborative approaches are often the best way to resolve family law disputes, even high-conflict divorces, Markham family lawyer Cheryl Suann Williams tells ... Read more

Legal review of severance may result in better package
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Terminated employees may be leaving money on the table if they accept a severance package without having it reviewed by counsel, Toronto employment lawyer Matthew Wise tells ... Read more

Strategies for social networking after a marital split
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In part three of a four-part series, Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend discusses steps newly single people can take to rebuild their social ... Read more

Making the business case for AI in law firms
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The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal profession is expanding, and lawyers should be thinking about the opportunity it presents, says Carla Swansburg , ... Read more

Commission-free real estate company set to expand in Canada
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With a global real estate giant hoping to disrupt the Canadian market, consumers may not be so quick to sign up for the company's commission-free sales approach, Toronto real ... Read more

Strong business case for promoting diversity in law firms: Bentley
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It makes good business sense for law firms to embrace equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), says Chris Bentley , director of Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone ... Read more

The consequences of dying without a will
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With surveys showing more than half of Canadians don't have a will, Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin tells AdvocateDaily.com he suspects a fair amount people aren’t ... Read more

Crucial for federal corporations to stay on top of filing
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Although news that a number of federal corporations have not been keeping up with their mandatory reporting requirements is unsurprising, failing to inform the government about ... Read more

Samaroo among elite women of real estate: REP
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Real estate may still be a male-dominated profession, but there’s a demographic shift in the works, Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo tells Real Estate ... Read more

Five key steps to take if you are a pedestrian injured by a car
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If you are a pedestrian who has been hit by a car, there are important steps to take to get the treatment you need, receive accident benefits you deserve and build a strong case, ... Read more

Stay serves setback to cops who delay right to counsel: Neuberger
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Police who delay an arrested person's right to counsel have suffered another setback in Ontario Superior Court after Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger recently won a ... Read more

Advantages of body cameras don't outweigh costs, concerns
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Although body-worn cameras are often touted as a way to increase accountability and safety as well as reduce incidents of use of force by police officers, the technology is not ... Read more

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Cannabis impaired driving – new laws present new challenges
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By Jacob Stilman Unless you have been residing in a cryogenic chamber for the past two years, you know that Oct. 17, 2018 is going to be a red-letter (green-letter?) day for cannabis ... Read more

Is insurance coverage becoming illusory?
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By Michael Lesage Broadly speaking, insurance is a form of risk management, used by people and organizations to distribute and allocate risk. In exchange for payment of a premium, an insurer ... Read more

Abuse of elders becoming more common
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By Charles Ticker I recently came across two articles online from Australia that contain disturbing examples of how the abuse of elders has become more and more common. The first article ... Read more

Always review a current status certificate before buying a condo
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By Lisa Laredo Buying a condo is not the same as buying a house. With a condo, there are a few extra details you should check before signing the deal. A crucial one is the status ... Read more

Court of Appeal clarifies the law surrounding mass terminations
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By Laura Williams In a recent case , the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified an employer’s obligations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ESA) when engaging in mass ... Read more

Protection from phone scams
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By Ryan Duquette A recent report states that by next year almost half of the calls we receive on our mobile devices will be scam calls. These types of phone scams have been around for many ... Read more

What is a minute book?
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By Anton Katz If you have incorporated or are preparing to do so, you have probably heard that you will need to maintain and keep all your corporate documents, but what does that actually ... Read more

A hippie commune for seniors?
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By Ian Hull Is it possible for today’s seniors to return to their hippie past? For some, plans are in the works. Youth of the 1960s were a powerful social force that introduced a ... Read more

If you’re happy and you know it, don’t clap your hands
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By Marcel Strigberger Here is the latest on what some of the scholars of higher learning on campus are up to. No this isn’t Berkley; it’s England. Firstly, the students’ union ... Read more

Age discrimination: cutting off benefits at 65
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By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag When the new millennium arrived, the Ontario government was put on notice, like many others across the western world. A massive demographic shift was about ... Read more

Parents’ down payment gifts and divorcing children
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By Marcus Sixta The gifting of down payments by parents to their children is on the rise as home ownership becomes increasingly unattainable in many Canadian cities. In fact, parental down ... Read more

Canada Pension Plan vs. long-term disability benefits
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By Nainesh Kotak There are several types of financial aid that may be available to you if you become disabled due to illness or injury and are unable to work. The two most common types of ... Read more

Providing eldercare? Have an estate discussion
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag We’ve seen it too many times in our estate litigation practice. An adult child moves in with an elderly parent and looks after them in the years leading up to the ... Read more

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