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FOLA calls on LSO to update real estate payment rules

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) is calling on the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to update its antiquated rules around the transfer of funds in real estate ... Read more

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Divorce financing levels playing field for litigants: Feldstein

Divorce financing can help tackle family law’s access-to-justice crisis, Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein tells AdvocateDaily.com . In a recent edition of ... Read more

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Ordering condo plans, tax certificates money well spent

Due diligence and about $25 could have saved a world of aggravation surrounding a sizeable townhouse title mix-up, Toronto real estate lawyer Daniel Bernstein tells ... Read more

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Things to consider before taking a PI case

After many years as an expert witness in medical malpractice cases, Toronto facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Ellis says it’s not easy to successfully sue a doctor in ... Read more

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Webb: The value of mentoring young lawyers

As a mentor for junior counsel, Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb believes in the value of giving back to the future of the profession. “We owe it to them. Passing ... Read more

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Insurance oversight bodies addressing standards, technology

Two oversight bodies for Canada’s insurance regulators are seeking public input on new recommendations which will likely bring some regulations under a common set of ... Read more

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Winkler backs Brown’s effort to ‘expose the truth’ in new book

Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler tells the Globe and Mail he supports former provincial Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown’s plan to set the ... Read more

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Webinar will help employers get up to speed on legalized marijuana

Employers will need help coming to grips with the implications of legalized marijuana, Toronto employment lawyer Miriam Anbar tells AdvocateDaily.com . Last year, the ... Read more

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Goals at examinations for discovery

By John McLeish and Joe Gaynor Examination for discovery is one of the most important steps in the litigation process. Examination for discovery allows a party in a civil case to examine, ... Read more


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'Child-focused' language unlikely to mitigate family conflict: Sullivan
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Federal legislation that proposes "child-focused" language will likely do little to mitigate conflict between parties with children, Ottawa family lawyer and civil litigator ... Read more

Liberal government introduces measures to update Canada's family laws
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OTTAWA — The federal government has introduced new legislation that aims to help families settle disputes outside court, emphasize the well-being of impacted children and ... Read more

SCC, family law bar divided on habitual residence test
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The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) split decision on a child’s habitual residence in Hague Convention matters reflects the divide in the bar on the issue, Toronto ... Read more

Exploring a lawyer’s ethical obligations
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Solicitor-client confidentiality is so important that it is rare for that trust to be broken and it is rightly protected by the courts, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer ... Read more

Financial advice pays off: report
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Recent research shows working with a financial advisor is the key to asset accumulation, says Dawn Marchand , vice-president of marketing and direct distribution for ... Read more

Co-mediation makes for cathartic divorce settlements
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Two mediators are often better than one, Toronto family lawyer, mediator and parenting co-ordinator Steven Benmor tells AdvocateDaily.com . Benmor, principal of Benmor ... Read more

Culling the data set for effective eDiscovery
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In the first instalment of a two-part series on effective eDiscovery, Epiq's Jason Bell-Masterson explores objectives, budgetary limitations and how to cull data to create a ... Read more

Employers should rethink no-reference policy: Rudner
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There is no good reason for an employer to have a policy against providing references, and in fact, it will usually be in an organization’s best interests to help a former ... Read more

Lawyers held to a higher legal standard: Shekter
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It’s not surprising that a disbarred lawyer was sentenced to a significant jail term for his role in a $1.5-million small-business-loan fraud, Toronto litigator Richard ... Read more

Sex work remains a legal grey area in Canada: Handlarski
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Sex work has been in a legal grey area since the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) struck this country’s “bizarre, half-measure laws” around prostitution in a 2013 ... Read more

Proposed changes to corporate crime prosecution need study: Smith
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OTTAWA — A federal proposal that would allow prosecutors to suspend criminal charges against companies in certain cases of corporate wrongdoing has been quietly included in ... Read more

B.C. decision links mild TBI to plaintiff's early onset dementia
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In a rare move, the Supreme Court of British Columbia awarded a man almost $1.3 million in damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident where he suffered a mild traumatic brain ... Read more

$75,000 human rights damages award should have been higher
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The owner of a tattoo parlour is lucky he didn’t have to pay more than the $75,000 ordered by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), says Toronto employment and human ... Read more

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No material change: court dismisses motion to reinstate access
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By Andrew Feldstein This motion was brought by a father who sought to reinstate access to his eight-year-old son, who he had not seen in six years. The father also sought to terminate a ... Read more

Common law spouses and claims for constructive trust
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By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal recently grappled with the important question of when a common-law partner’s claim for a constructive trust interest in a home may or may ... Read more

Court sets out four elements to set aside a release
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By Barry B. Fisher In this matter , the judge had a case where a manager sought to set aside a release that she had signed upon being terminated with allegations of just cause. Had cause not ... Read more

Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 passes into law
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By Laura Williams Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the Act), has completed the Ontario legislative process and will receive Royal Assent and become law imminently. The Act establishes ... Read more

Successor employers: your company has changed hands
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By Bram Lecker and Simon Pelsmakher What happens to your employment after your company changes ownership? The new owners are called successor employers and this is a time when employees are ... Read more

Pot talk: coverage for medical cannabis is here
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag Unless there’s an unexpected shift or delay by our government, the Cannabis Act will make the use of cannabis for recreational purposes legal sometime this summer. ... Read more

Should I have a business lawyer litigate my commercial dispute?
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By Anton Katz Small business owners are often balancing competing demands and interests, and trying to be as cost-efficient as possible when doing so. It’s no different when it ... Read more

The latest on the legality of random drug and alcohol testing
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By Doug MacLeod In 2013, the issue of whether an employer can unilaterally implement random drug testing was addressed by the Supreme Court of Canada . Bottom line: there are very few ... Read more

FATCA: U.S citizens living in Canada – financial asset reporting
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By Alexey Manasuev Part III: Asset value threshold for FATCA reporting U.S. citizens who are currently living in Canada or abroad are required to file Form 8938 (FATCA form) if they meet ... Read more

Five traps you should avoid when a patient complains
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By Kate Dewhirst Every health care organization receives complaints. A complaint is any negative feedback received from a patient or family member of a patient about your services. Health ... Read more

Product liability: can having a garage sale make you liable?
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By David Hollingsworth What do product liability and garage sales have in common? Springtime brings new beginnings. When the warm weather finally comes, we are all anxious to open the doors and ... Read more

You lie, you pay: Andriessen
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By Inga Andriessen Have you ever sworn under oath or affirmed to tell the truth before signing a document in front of a notary or commissioner for taking oaths? Did you take it seriously? If you ... Read more

Forcillo appeal decision doesn't alter law around police force
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By Jacob Stilman On July 27, 2013, Const. James Forcillo of the Toronto Police confronted Sammy Yatim, who was armed with a knife, yelling in a threatening manner, while standing alone inside ... Read more

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