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Licensing

Buyer beware: consumer tips for purchasing new, used cars

Before stepping into a new or used car showroom, consumers need to brush up on the rules and regulations that govern vehicle sales, says Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer ...

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Corporate

Shareholders’ agreement should account for divorce

When it comes to protecting a business from a triggering event such as a marital breakdown, it’s worth reviewing the different approaches when drafting a shareholders’ ... Read more

Civil Litigation, Class Action

Lawsuit seeks justice for residential day school victims

A class action could bring some measure of justice to victims of a residential day school, says Alberta Indigenous rights litigator Leighton Grey . Read more

Family

Legislate property rights for common-law spouses: Nathens

Many Ontarians will be surprised to learn that common-law spouses do not have a legal right to share in the increase in value of property assets that accumulate in their ... Read more

Legal Supplier

Saving the evidence is key in suspected fraud cases

By Dave Oswald If your organization has a strategy in place to deal with suspected fraud, you’re ahead of the game over those that suddenly come face to face with it. Preserving evidence ... Read more

Legal Supplier

Witches, duelers and viagra, oh my!

By Marcel Strigberger Let’s talk about zombies, to wit, the zombie laws the federal government has erased from the criminal code via Bill C-51. Read more

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Real Estate

Condo boards struggle to deal with delinquent pet owners

Condominium boards have options to regulate pets, but requiring animal owners to pay an extra fee is not one of them, says Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb. Read more

Criminal Law

Fight extradition orders until all appeals exhausted: Botting

It’s always wise to fight an extradition order because you never know what legal hornet’s nest you may be flying into in a foreign country, says British Columbia ... Read more

Personal Injury

‘Unwanted pregnancy’ case raises interesting med-mal issues

Winning a medical malpractice claim can be a challenge even if it’s clear that a doctor has made a mistake, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir. Read more

The Profession

Miller lauds B.C.'s plan to improve technology in courtrooms

Toronto litigator Jonathan Miller tells The Lawyer’s Daily that it’s commendable for British Columbia to look at ways to improve technology in its court system. Read more

Family

Parties in mobility applications need comprehensive plans

Recent amendments to the Divorce Act have to be taken into consideration when parents seek the court’s approval to relocate children, says Toronto family lawyer ... Read more

Legal Supplier

TLA courthouse libraries the ‘great equalizer’ for lawyers

Lawyers looking to do research can find the information and professional support they need at the Toronto Lawyers Association’s Courthouse Library, says TLA executive ... Read more

Immigration

Changes to OINP promising but still room for improvement

Changes to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will boost the province’s competitiveness, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . Read more

Criminal Law

Time to re-examine changes to provocation defence: Zita

Changes to the Criminal Code stipulating when provocation can be mounted as a defence are very restrictive and could deter people from legitimately using it, says Toronto criminal ... Read more

Corporate

Courts would benefit from efficiency of e-scheduling

As provinces such as British Columbia look at ways to introduce more technology into courtrooms, e-scheduling of court dates is one issue that needs to be tackled, as it will lead ... Read more

Family

Matrimonial home often hotly contested in divorce

The unique status of the matrimonial home makes it one of the most hotly disputed elements of a divorce, says Toronto family lawyer Glen Schwartz . Read more

Criminal Law

Lawyers must not be punished for representing any client: Rosen

The decision by the dean of Harvard College to not renew the appointments of two faculty deans because one of them is representing a reviled criminal defendant is "outrageous and ... Read more

Estates & Wills & Trusts

Discuss settlement range with client prior to mediation

Counsel must prepare their clients for mediation to get the most out of the process, says Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator Felice Kirsh. “You ... Read more

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