Class Action

Class-actions can be effective in workplace harassment cases

More class-action lawsuits relating to workplace harassment could be in the making, especially if the Supreme Court of Canada (SSC) decides to recognize harassment as a stand-alone ...

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Man accused of swimming naked in shark tank expected to plead guilty

TORONTO — A British Columbia man accused of skinny dipping in a shark tank at a Toronto aquarium is expected to plead guilty today. Read more

Corporate

Creative problem-solving core to Dunn’s financial practice

When Toronto financial services lawyer Timothy R. Dunn is handling a corporate restructuring or helping a company on the verge of bankruptcy, he doesn’t just think about the ... Read more

Criminal Law

Allocate funding wisely for gun reduction strategy: Dale

The federal government’s pledge to provide $54 million over three years to support Ontario’s Guns, Gangs and Violence Reduction Strategy (GGVRS) will not amount to much ... Read more

Civil Litigation

Parties usually consent to minor claim amendments: O'Connor

Parties in civil cases can usually amend statements of claim at any stage of litigation, says Toronto civil litigator Sarah O’Connor. Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Change in family situations can trigger need for new will

Families grow and change over time and when life events such as remarriage or the birth of new grandchildren occur, it might be time to revisit your will, says Toronto trusts and ... Read more

Ethanol-fueled devices are dangerous: Brown

Ontario personal injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells CTV News that people should be warned about using “dangerous” table-top ethanol-fueled fireplace after his client was ... Read more

Legal Supplier

Counterfeit-stamped gold entering the market: Oswald

Illegally mined and smuggled gold is making its way into the financial market under cover of gold bars with forged stamps that claim the precious metal is coming from major ... Read more

Legal Supplier

Set goals, protect income when starting solo: Marchand

New lawyers practising on their own should develop a business plan and set goals to be achieved, says Dawn Marchand, vice-president of marketing, product and client experience for ... Read more

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Health

Change in long-term care homes requires holistic response

If adopted, recommendations to address systemic failings identified by a public inquiry into long-term care homes in Ontario could result in new staffing models and improved ... Read more

Defamation

Case demonstrates usefulness of anti-SLAPP legislation

A recent case involving an employee who spoke out against alleged discriminatory practices at a large insurance company demonstrates an appropriate use of Ontario’s ... Read more

Family

Judges don’t want to make parenting decisions: Simpson

Divorce is difficult for everyone in a family, but when parents can’t agree on matters related to their children, it can be beneficial to call on the services of a mediator ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

DIY wills are a recipe for disaster: Kirsh

Do-it-yourself (DIY) will kits can end up costing more than they save in legal fees, says Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh, who is often called upon to litigate ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

‘Complete autonomy’ essential when drafting a will: Horst

A recent Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision upholds the legal principle that people can leave their estate to whomever they want, provided they are fulfilling their support ... Read more

Criminal Law

Stigma of criminal activity lingers: Dunn

A criminal conviction brings an element of social stigma to those involved, but when information can live forever online, even being charged can affect your reputation ... Read more

Health

Questions remain over ‘laudable’ 911 service change proposal

The provincial government’s proposal to amend regulations around how ambulance and the 911 services work has some laudable goals along with potential hotspots, says Toronto ... Read more

Criminal Law

Decision-making time should count towards Jordan deadlines

Judges should be required to deliver their decisions within deadlines set by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) or risk breaching defendants’ Charter rights, says Toronto ... Read more

Real Estate

Judgment could have impact on condo industry: Mackey

A recent court ruling that saw a condominium owner lose her unit due to the actions of her tenant is good news for condo residents but could have a “chilling effect” on ... Read more

Class Action

Understanding class-action lawsuits

Class-action lawsuits provide a “low risk” option for those seeking justice, says Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer, who is leading the Capital One database breach ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

‘Knowledge and approval’ will challenges tough to prove: Smith

Litigants face an uphill battle when challenging a will on the basis of the testator’s lack of knowledge and approval, says Toronto estate litigator David M. Smith. Read more

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