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SCC ruling makes child-luring laws 'fairer to accused'

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

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Foreign nationals unfairly treated by Parole Board of Canada

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

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Trusted advisor Redlick is clients' first port of call

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

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Principle of good faith key in commercial contracts: Cormier

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

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Class action spotlights unreasonable clauses in employment contracts

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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Expulsions show Trudeau's previously untapped decisiveness

Expelling Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus is a "defining moment" in the political career of Justin Trudeau, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale ... Read more

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Invisible injuries and LTD claims part 2

I n the final instalment of this mini-series, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid discusses what people with invisible injuries can do to strengthen their LTD claims. ... Read more

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Ontario’s 2019 auto insurance reform — a step in the right direction

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

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No ‘tort of harassment’ in Ontario

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


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Earning credibility with jury key in acquittal: Zita
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Toronto criminal lawyer Jessica Zita has successfully convinced a jury to acquit her client of a serious armed robbery charge and instead find him guilty him of one count of the ... Read more

Children have a right to decide own medical treatment
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There is no age of majority when it comes to health-care decisions in Ontario and most of Canada, Toronto health lawyer Elyse Sunshine tells AdvocateDaily.com . The Canadian ... Read more

Valuation clause important part of shareholder's agreement
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A shareholder’s agreement that doesn’t contain a valuation clause could create uncertainty and even animosity among parties if an evaluation of shares is required ... Read more

Navigating disciplinary proceedings in cases of termination
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When a termination leads to a complaint with the employee’s professional body, the loss of a job can be overshadowed by the potential threat to their career, Vaughan labour ... Read more

Attention management is the key to working effectively: Bury
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Self-help sections of most bookstores are overflowing with time management publications promising anything from four-day work weeks to overnight methods for improving productivity ... Read more

Are BYOD policies a threat to your business?
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Employees can be a business’s most unrecognized threat, and that risk is compounded by company policies that rely on employees to use their own devices for sensitive ... Read more

Spousal support options – lump sum or periodic payments?
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Paying spousal support by lump sum instead of monthly payments comes down to a choice between finality and flexibility, Toronto family lawyer Ken H. Nathens tells ... Read more

Ban NDAs in workplace discrimination, harassment claims: MacDonald
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Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that are used to cover up discrimination, retaliation or harassment should be banned, Toronto employment lawyer Natalie MacDonald tells Global ... Read more

Strigberger's travel guide takes reader down lighthearted path
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Few travel books take a lighthearted approach when exploring the world, which is why his should appeal to many people, says humorist and author Marcel Strigberger . “I ... Read more

TREB secures permanent injunction against Mongohouse using its data
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TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board says it has secured a permanent injunction to stop the now-defunct property listing site Mongohouse from sharing its real estate ... Read more

Cannabis arrest exposes flaws in new impaired driving laws
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The arrest of a Nova Scotia motorist whose saliva tested positive for cannabis demonstrates an inherent flaw in Canada’s new impaired driving legislation, Toronto criminal ... Read more

Legislative action needed on arbitration clauses: Waddell
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Ontario’s legislature must act after the Supreme Court of Canada barred businesses from joining a consumer class action over alleged cellphone overbilling, Toronto ... Read more

Traffic accident a case of the 'unusual and usual:' Paciocco
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A “rare” case where a passenger suddenly grabbed the steering wheel of a car causing an accident presents different problems and challenges, Windsor personal injury ... Read more

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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

Urgent motion for partition and sale
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By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the wife brought a motion for relief prior to a case conference. She sought leave to bring the motion on an urgent basis prior to that case conference, and an ... 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

Legit screen time at Neesons
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By Kim Neeson Over the last several years, there's been lots of talk of electronic discovery and trials. As more judges and litigators go paperless, don't be left behind! This blog will ... 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

It’s spring cleaning time! Add ‘write my will’ to your list
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By Lisa Laredo For most of us, spring cleaning means a chance to declutter, downsize and simplify. It’s about new beginnings and fresh starts and there’s definitely a certain ... 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

Stop the clock: mediation and limitation periods
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By Stuart Rudner This case is another reminder of the many benefits of mediation . As I have written in the past (see this post, among others,) mediation can save both parties time, money, ... 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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