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NEW Bail granted to man accused of swimming naked with sharks

The British Columbia man accused of skinny-dipping in a shark tank at Ripley’s Aquarium has been released on bail and is looking forward to dealing with his legal issues in ... Read more

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Investigator unearths false claims of harassment

A woman’s claim of sexual harassment at the office seemed like a slam-dunk case until Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald discovered information that ... Read more

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Goldlist and Zero-Gun Violence Movement connect to find solutions

Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist is drawing on her experience as trial counsel and firearms owner to work with a group trying to end the city’s gun violence. ... Read more

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Mentoring in Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program ultimately rewarding

Mentoring law-school graduates at Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LLP) has been surprising, exhausting, but ultimately extremely satisfying, for Toronto ... Read more

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Support decision good for parents of adult disabled children

A judge’s decision ordering a father to continue to pay child support for his disabled adult son rights a long-standing wrong, Toronto family lawyer Rachel Healey tells ... Read more

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Use of customs agents for traffic stop interpretation raises concerns

Police should handle their own language interpretation services rather than calling in border officers for assistance, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells ... Read more

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Regulating truck safety: rules and responsibilities

Trucking company owners are responsible for confirming their drivers are properly trained and following mandated safety legislation to ensure public safety and mitigate the ... Read more

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Think before you ‘quip from the lip’

Using humour in serious situations involves some risk but, with the right checks and balances, it can provide much-needed levity to legal and other proceedings, humourist and ... Read more

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Always scroll down: Dewhirst

By Kate Dewhirst The forward email function should be used very carefully. Here’s why … As a lawyer, I get forwarded a lot of emails by my clients. In those emails, there are ... Read more

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A benefit of working past 65: employee benefits must continue

By Doug MacLeod A recent human rights decision may result in Ontario employers paying higher premiums for group employee benefit plans. The employee was a secondary school teacher and ... Read more


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Appeal court adopts sensible scope of auditor liability
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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

Cultivating cannabis: condo rules supersede legislation
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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

Lawyers unfairly held to higher standard over support payments: Benmor
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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

Drug-impaired driving law vulnerable to Charter challenges
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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

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

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

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Five tips on social media and the impact on your divorce
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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

Stiffer penalties for careless drivers in Ontario
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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

Underreported income: the court’s power to impute
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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

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

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

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