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Tough to lock-down policies on medical marijuana at work: Irwin

Companies should have policies in place that clearly spell out the expectations and limitations when it comes to an employee's use of medicinal marijuana in the workplace, Toronto ... Read more

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Korbitec's ACL helps bridge the gap to project management

The task-management feature in Korbitec Inc.'s flagship Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) product helps bridge the gap to project management for lawyers adapting to 21st-century ... Read more

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Avoid retroactive support orders by providing timely disclosure

When it comes to child support payments, both parties are well-advised to follow their s. 25 obligations under the Federal Child Support Guidelines , Toronto family lawyer ... Read more

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All municipalities 'should embrace' media alert on verdicts

A recent directive that requires Toronto judges to alert the media when a jury is about to come back with a verdict will benefit the general public, Toronto criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Invisible injuries and LTD claims part 1

In the first installment of a two-part series, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid discusses how those with ailments that can't be seen on medical imaging have ... Read more

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Slip-and-fall claims against city are tough to win: Goldfinger

Suing the city for an injury suffered on an icy sidewalk is a tough proposition, Toronto personal injury lawyer Brian Goldfinger tells CBC News and CityNews. Goldfinger, ... Read more

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New harassment damages — be mindful of potential liability

By Laura Williams Recently, Ontario courts have been faced with an increase of claims for harassment damages by employees claiming they have been mistreated by their employers. Previously, the ... Read more

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Can your Toronto small business avoid litigation?

By Anton Katz As a small business owner, you’re probably no stranger to setting goals for your business and mapping out a plan to achieve those goals. But there’s one thing you ... Read more


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Criminal voyeurism decision provides guidance for civil privacy actions
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A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision on the crime of voyeurism has important implications for civil privacy actions, Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver tells ... Read more

Healthy legal profession is important to public interests: Rastin
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Law Society bencher candidate Steve Rastin , managing partner with the Barrie, Ont. firm Rastin & Associates , says a strong, effective legal community is vital to society. ... Read more

Trends in civil sexual abuse awards: part 1
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In the first instalment of a two-part series on advancing damages in sexual assault claims, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace discusses how one recent decision ... Read more

Employee status should be addressed in business sales
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Determining the job status of employees should be high on the priority list for both parties to the sale of a business, Toronto employment lawyer Matthew Wise tells ... Read more

Lavalin case underscores need to clarify AG's role: Rosen
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OTTAWA — The criminal law at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin saga dogging the federal Liberals has led to charges in just seven cases in 20 years, leading some to call for a ... Read more

CRA ordered to pay more than $60K to worker sexually harassed by boss
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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been ordered to pay the maximum compensation to an Ontario employee who was sexually harassed by her boss after the federal labour board found ... Read more

Mentoring young and prospective class-action litigators
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Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell will help introduce law students and young lawyers to the complex and evolving area of litigation, which has been her focus for more ... Read more

Sa'd wants to help new lawyers clear hurdles of the profession
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Working to break down barriers to entering the legal profession will be a priority if she's elected as a bencher of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), Toronto criminal and ... Read more

Even in short marriages, equalization payments can apply
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If a marriage only lasts for a short time, a judge may grant an unequal division of assets, but don’t count on it, Toronto family lawyer Ken H. Nathens tells ... Read more

Seek advice before signing employment agreements
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Employees who seek legal advice before signing a contract may be able to enhance their entitlements on termination, says Barrie employment lawyer Scott Hawryliw , who frequently ... Read more

Tech abuse a growing concern in family law
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Use of a smart home device that allows someone to remotely monitor everything from electronics to utilities in the home presents new challenges for people going through ... Read more

How lawyers can effect change in troubled nursing homes
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Families paying out of pocket to protect their loved ones in understaffed long-term care facilities are turning to litigation to recoup those costs if their relatives suffer falls ... Read more

MacLeod Law redesigns website to better serve clients
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MacLeod Law Firm has redesigned its website to better reflect its open and responsive approach to employees and employers, says its principal, Doug MacLeod . The Toronto ... Read more

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Health privacy update: complainant does not get two kicks at the can
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By Kate Dewhirst In decision 80 of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, the wife of a deceased patient was concerned that a hospital doctor wrongly shared her husband’s ... Read more

How to recover interest on lawsuit loans
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By Amanda Bafaro In the words of Kenny Rogers, know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Not every case will be suitable to argue every issue. Knowing your case and picking your facts is ... Read more

Car accident injury lawsuit, disability claim dispute tried together
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By Nainesh Kotak It’s not uncommon for persons injured in a car accident to file multiple claims for compensation, depending on the circumstances of the accident and their injuries. ... Read more

Claims involving minors
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By Jasmine Daya One of the most difficult areas within personal injury involves claims involving minors. Injuries arising from daycare or school negligence, playground incidents due to faulty ... Read more

Five things that will disappear in our lifetime
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag It never stops. Another year on the calendar turns, and we receive another jolting reminder of the years passing. It’s not just loved ones that we lose over time – ... Read more

Homemade separation agreement ends up costing time and money
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By Lisa Gelman Hiring an experienced family lawyer is a critical step when going through a separation or divorce . It may be tempting to attempt to cut costs by going through the process ... Read more

Filing a claim with the labour board
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By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) governs the rules organizations must follow when they engage employees and service providers. The ESA also stipulates ... Read more

Estate of Aretha Franklin facing various difficulties
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By Charles Ticker Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. Immediately after her death, it became apparent that she died without a will and an ... Read more

Motion to change: when a child becomes older
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By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the father attempted to have a court order concerning parenting time varied on the basis that the child was all grown up. The father brought a motion to ... Read more

Termination clauses: Achkar
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By Christopher Achkar In Ontario, the enforceability of a contract vis-à-vis a termination clause can be a great benefit or an unfortunate detriment for either employers or employees. ... Read more

$300,000 awarded for aggravated and punitive damages
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By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge awarded a chief building official (CBO) $200K in punitive damages and $100K for aggravated damages. With the full knowledge of his employer, the ... Read more

SNC-Lavalin, Meng cases take unnecessary course — off the tracks
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By Dr. Gary Botting for AdvocateDaily.com The SNC-Lavalin controversy arose from a simple but fundamental misunderstanding on the part of Jody Wilson-Raybould as to the role of the attorney general/minister of justice ... Read more

Your date of separation and why it matters
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By Robina Khan The term “date of separation” is so often used in family law that legal professionals sometimes forget the weight that it carries outside of the legal process. For ... Read more

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