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Case law protecting digital privacy rights intact: Presser

A solid body of case law protecting digital privacy rights remains unshaken following a Supreme Court decision that undercover police officers do not need to obtain a judicial ... Read more

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Manage expectations when making charitable donations: Kulish

A court battle filed by a man unhappy with how his $1-million charitable donation was being administered is a lesson for those who give, and those who receive, Toronto charity ... Read more

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Ethics, integrity key components of court reporting at Neesons

An ethical and integrous record of proceedings is much more than putting some words on a piece of paper, says Neesons Court Reporting founder and president Kim Neeson . ... Read more

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Common sense should prevail in get-rich-quick schemes

Investors should perform their due diligence before making a financial commitment, because a company's claims that sound too good to be true, usually are, Toronto forensic ... Read more

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Loose group lottery play leads to lawsuits

Players may find themselves in court fighting over winnings if they fail to follow suggested guidelines for groups purchasing lottery tickets, Toronto civil litigator Sarah ... Read more

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Video forensics requires same respect as other evidence

The justice system needs to take video evidence more seriously, Crystal Beach, Ont., forensic video expert Michael Plaxton tells AdvocateDaily.com . “In my experience, ... Read more

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Legislated 'exit ramps' needed to rectify inequality: Fennel

A recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal calling for the federal and Ontario sex-offender registries to provide “exit ramps” to those found to be not ... Read more

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When families, doctors disagree on end-of-life care

Oakville personal injury lawyer Meghan Walker and other lawyers are glued to a civil case underway in Ontario that they hope will clarify whether doctors can override the ... Read more

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Top five estate planning mistakes

With almost a decade of experience behind him, Toronto litigator Matthew Urback has seen it all when it comes to estate plans. Urback, partner with Shibley Righton LLP , ... Read more

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Current legal practices, procedures must be streamlined: Lesage

It is time to acknowledge that many current legal practices and procedures are out of line with the value of the interests at stake and the profession must take steps to address ... Read more

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Conant supports fixing new home warranty program

Creating a separate regulator for builders of new homes is a “step in the right direction on many fronts,” Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant tells The ... Read more

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Family members awarded substantial damages in car accident lawsuit

By Nainesh Kotak A mother was driving her car through an intersection when another driver entered against the red light and violently crashed into the family vehicle. The car accident resulted ... Read more


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Having professional support key in shareholders disputes
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Having an experienced accounting team in your corner can make a big difference in a shareholder dispute, Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia ... Read more

When neighbour disputes turn ugly
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The idea that a person’s home is their castle, combined with the concept that proximity breeds contempt, can lead people to take extreme positions about what appears to be ... Read more

Avoid debt for a happy life: Sadiq
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Debt problems are at the heart of many divorces, Toronto family lawyer Usman Sadiq tells AdvocateDaily.com . His work handling more than 1,500 divorces has given Sadiq, ... Read more

Use proper channels when patient information requested: Rosen
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Health-care providers should take care when sharing a patient’s medical information with law enforcement, Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

Family courts well aware of parental alienation challenges
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Family courts are ahead of the game when it comes to recognizing the seriousness of parental alienation, Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

Common-law couples deserve equal property rights: Townsend
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Having the same property rights for both common-law and married spouses would better reflect modern society, Toronto family lawyer Leanne Townsend tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

Six vital steps for health-care professionals facing complaints
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Health-care professionals should consult legal counsel after a complaint has been filed against them, and deal with the matter expediently and with integrity, says Toronto health ... Read more

Be aware of pre-incorporation risks: Bernstein
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People who pay a deposit for a property on behalf of a company that is not yet incorporated could lose that money if the deal falls through, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel ... Read more

SCC ruling makes child-luring laws 'fairer to accused'
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The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has taken an important step forward in striking down a section of the internet child-luring law that presumed defendants guilty unless proved ... Read more

Foreign nationals unfairly treated by Parole Board of Canada
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Foreign nationals convicted of serious offences are receiving unfair treatment by the Parole Board of Canada, British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting tells ... Read more

Trusted advisor Redlick is clients' first port of call
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When a deal-making opportunity comes into view for clients, Toronto corporate lawyer Sammy Redlick wants his number to be the first they dial. Redlick, partner with Torkin ... Read more

Principle of good faith key in commercial contracts: Cormier
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Companies that make an honest effort to fulfil the terms of a contract cannot be held liable if outside factors prevent the work from being done, Toronto trial and appellate ... Read more

Class action spotlights unreasonable clauses in employment contracts
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In rejecting a ride-sharing company’s demand that a case against it be heard in the Netherlands at the expense of the plaintiffs, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has ... Read more

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HRTO: no authority to award costs to a successful party
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By Stuart Rudner What if someone files an entirely frivolous lawsuit against you, refuses to settle, and forces you to go all the way to trial, where you successfully defend the action? One ... Read more

Help! I don’t want to be an executor
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By Lisa Laredo A family member or close friend passes away and amidst your grief, you discover that you have been named executor of their estate. You’re shocked because you ... Read more

Ontario’s 2019 auto insurance reform — a step in the right direction
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By John McLeish and Lindsay Charles The Ontario budget released on Thursday, April 11, 2019, addressed numerous contentious issues in the auto insurance sector. The Ontario government proposed many reforms that ... Read more

No ‘tort of harassment’ in Ontario
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By Laura Williams The Ontario Court of Appeal has found in this case that there is no “tort of harassment” in Ontario. The Court of Appeal reversed the 2017 Ontario Superior Court ... Read more

It makes a difference — why not pay attention?
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By Dawn Simons, for AdvocateDaily.com At some point during your client’s litigation, it is likely they will express to you their lack of resources and financial stress. We all know that claims can take years ... Read more

A cure for ageist thinking? It may not be needed
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag It’s taken decades, but we’re slowly coming to terms with a few of the “isms” in our culture – racism and sexism being two obvious ones. We can ... Read more

Increased court costs impair access to justice
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By Amanda Bafaro Because disbursements aren’t already high enough, the Ontario government has increased the fees associated with the filing of many of the most common civil court ... Read more

Trust accounting safeguards: CosmoLex
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By Erica Birstler Trust accounting is a critical function for law firms, as funds that are not yet earned or disbursed must be handled in compliance with state and federal requirements. Because ... Read more

Imparting wisdom, without sounding like a jerk
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By Inga Andriessen The Law Society of Ontario’s bencher elections are in full swing. There are many candidates, some running for specific causes and some running because they want the Law ... Read more

When the tax man calls – estates, family disputes, debts
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By Matthias Duensing for AdvocateDaily.com The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled on a case involving parental estates and disputing brothers. The couple at the centre of the case were happily ... Read more

Frustration of employment contract can be plead by employee, employer
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By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge had a case where the plaintiff had been off on disability for eight years and had no hope of returning to work. This judgment confirmed that the ... Read more

You can stand on the other side of humanity and be right
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By Ryan Handlarski For virtually my entire life, I have been in the minority when it comes to thinking. I can remember examples of this throughout my life from the time I was nine years old and ... Read more

When sole custody is more appropriate than joint custody
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By Lisa Gelman The court recently considered when it might be appropriate to grant sole custody to one party over the other. The parties were married for three years before they separated ... Read more

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