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Higher rates of pedestrian deaths, injuries in poorer areas

Recent studies which show pedestrians in low-income areas face a higher risk of getting killed or injured in collisions is disheartening and further contributes to the cycle of ...

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    Advise clients properly in writing about merits of case

    A recent estates ruling which awarded full recovery costs against the defendants’ counsel highlights the perils of taking an untenable legal position, says Toronto commercial ... Read more

    Insurance

    Proposed auto insurance changes a good start: Vaughan

    Proposed changes to regulations governing Ontario’s auto insurance are welcome, even though it’s not clear if they will be extensive enough, says insurance defence ... Read more

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    Strategic, defined hiring process will net diverse candidates

    Whether you’re looking to hire a hotshot rainmaker or add staff to boost expertise in a particular area, recruiting requires a multifaceted approach, says Catherine Moffitt, ... Read more

    Employment & Labour

    Microaggression is ‘like a virus’ creating toxic workplaces

    When a complaint about racism in the workplace has been lodged, it often stems from a litany of microaggressions, says Toronto employment lawyer John Donkor. Read more

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    CosmoLex helps law firms clear administration hurdles

    CosmoLex marketing director Joshua Goldberg says his company’s cloud-based legal practice management software can help overcome five common challenges law firms face. Read more

    Employment & Labour

    Wright Henry brings experience, quality to employment, labour law

    Senior executives and other professionals can find the legal advice they need at Wright Henry LLP, says founding partner and Toronto lawyer Michael Wright. Read more

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    Corporate

    Trusted legal adviser key team member for smaller businesses

    For small and medium-sized companies without in-house counsel, developing an ongoing relationship with a trusted adviser that you can turn to for assistance and guidance on a ... Read more

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    Clinicians must step up or risk being policed by someone else

    Clinicians should not be scared to opine on their peers’ work in medical malpractice cases, says Toronto orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Ford.  Read more

    Civil Litigation

    Quality nursing home care a public policy concern, says Rashid

    A recent decision awarding $640,000 in a nursing home death that included $25,000 in punitive damages, sends a message that the issue of care is a “public policy ... Read more

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    Take stock today to plan your retirement: Marchand

    Taking stock of how you live today can help you develop a plan for your retirement years, says Dawn Marchand, vice-president of marketing, product and direct distribution for ... Read more

    Criminal Law

    Police need more than just a tip before a warrantless search

    The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has sent a strong message to police that they can’t take anonymous tips at face value but must investigate them further, says Ottawa ... Read more

    Personal Injury

    Choose a PI lawyer whose values match yours: Kotak

    Good communication, mutual honesty and shared values are the secrets of success in any lawyer-client relationship involving personal injury or disability, says Toronto personal ... Read more

    Corporate

    Legal advice beneficial in all stages of business sale

    The process of selling or transferring a company can be complex, lengthy and come with potential pitfalls — for sellers, bringing a business lawyer on board in the early ... Read more

    Employment & Labour

    OCA affirms notice period exceptions granted in rare cases

    Even though the Ontario Court of Appeal recently reduced a senior employee’s termination notice entitlements to 24 months from 30 — despite what seemed like exceptional ... Read more

    Criminal Law

    SCC dissent in rape shield case ‘speaks volumes‘: Zita

    The “stark dissent” in a recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling that involves the right of the accused to explore the sexual history of the complainant could ... Read more

    Family

    Determining date of separation can be complex: Williams

    The date of separation is a frequently contested issue in divorce, and it isn’t always as cut-and-dried as couples expect, says Markham family lawyer Cheryl Suann Williams. Read more

    Real Estate

    Condo boards can ban balcony barbecues: Mackey

    Residents will struggle to challenge condo-imposed bans on balcony barbecuing, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey. Read more

    Civil Litigation

    Weight given to criminal judgments during civil proceedings

    While judgments from criminal cases can be considered in related civil matters, they cannot be relied on by themselves to reach a decision, as a full civil trial may be necessary ... Read more

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