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E-wills are coming, till then paper documents crucial: Wahbi

While electronic forms of wills may be common one day, there are a number of hurdles that have to be dealt with to get there, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi tells ... Read more

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AI, machine learning will revolutionize fraud detection: Duquette

Though artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies are still in their infancy, both hold large promise for businesses in the battle against cybercrime and ... Read more

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Lawyers Financial offers a variety of travel insurance

A last-minute getaway after a long, cold winter may be in the plans for some, but don’t forget about travel insurance in your haste to escape, says Dawn Marchand , ... Read more

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Mediation can help couples narrow disputed issues

When breaking up gets too hard to do in court, divorcing couples are increasingly taking a time out from litigation to settle some or all of their issues in mediation, says ... Read more

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Rushing cohabitation agreements a recipe for disaster

Unmarried couples should leave themselves plenty of time to negotiate a cohabitation agreement before moving in together, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin tells ... Read more

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Divorcing business partners urged to hire a valuator

Divorcing couples with a family company should consider hiring a business valuator to accurately determine the value of their enterprise, Calgary and Vancouver family lawyer ... Read more

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Proposed Tarion changes a good start: Samaroo

Creating a separate regulator for builders of new homes is a good idea, Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo tells The Lawyer’s Daily . But Samaroo, principal ... Read more

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Blended families complicate estate planning

By Lisa Laredo You already know that dying without a will is the safest way to ensure that you have absolutely no options whatsoever as to how your estate is to be divided. (And if you ... Read more

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Professionalism matters: Andriessen

By Inga Andriessen The word professional is battered about a lot these days. When I first went to law school, it was said that the difference between a profession and an occupation is that ... Read more


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Korbitec's ACL helps bridge the gap to project management
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The task-management feature in Korbitec Inc.'s flagship Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) product helps bridge the gap to project management for lawyers adapting to 21st-century ... Read more

Tough to lock-down policies on medical marijuana at work: Irwin
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Companies should have policies in place that clearly spell out the expectations and limitations when it comes to an employee's use of medicinal marijuana in the workplace, Toronto ... Read more

Avoid retroactive support orders by providing timely disclosure
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When it comes to child support payments, both parties are well-advised to follow their s. 25 obligations under the Federal Child Support Guidelines , Toronto family lawyer ... Read more

All municipalities 'should embrace' media alert on verdicts
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A recent directive that requires Toronto judges to alert the media when a jury is about to come back with a verdict will benefit the general public, Toronto criminal lawyer ... Read more

Invisible injuries and LTD claims part 1
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In the first installment of a two-part series, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid discusses how those with ailments that can't be seen on medical imaging have ... Read more

Slip-and-fall claims against city are tough to win: Goldfinger
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Suing the city for an injury suffered on an icy sidewalk is a tough proposition, Toronto personal injury lawyer Brian Goldfinger tells CBC News and CityNews. Goldfinger, ... Read more

Criminal voyeurism decision provides guidance for civil privacy actions
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A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision on the crime of voyeurism has important implications for civil privacy actions, Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver tells ... Read more

Healthy legal profession is important to public interests: Rastin
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Law Society bencher candidate Steve Rastin , managing partner with the Barrie, Ont. firm Rastin & Associates , says a strong, effective legal community is vital to society. ... Read more

Trends in civil sexual abuse awards: part 1
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In the first instalment of a two-part series on advancing damages in sexual assault claims, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace discusses how one recent decision ... Read more

Employee status should be addressed in business sales
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Determining the job status of employees should be high on the priority list for both parties to the sale of a business, Toronto employment lawyer Matthew Wise tells ... Read more

Lavalin case underscores need to clarify AG's role: Rosen
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OTTAWA — The criminal law at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin saga dogging the federal Liberals has led to charges in just seven cases in 20 years, leading some to call for a ... Read more

CRA ordered to pay more than $60K to worker sexually harassed by boss
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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been ordered to pay the maximum compensation to an Ontario employee who was sexually harassed by her boss after the federal labour board found ... Read more

Mentoring young and prospective class-action litigators
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Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret Waddell will help introduce law students and young lawyers to the complex and evolving area of litigation, which has been her focus for more ... Read more

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Can your Toronto small business avoid litigation?
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By Anton Katz As a small business owner, you’re probably no stranger to setting goals for your business and mapping out a plan to achieve those goals. But there’s one thing you ... Read more

New harassment damages — be mindful of potential liability
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By Laura Williams Recently, Ontario courts have been faced with an increase of claims for harassment damages by employees claiming they have been mistreated by their employers. Previously, the ... Read more

Health privacy update: complainant does not get two kicks at the can
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By Kate Dewhirst In decision 80 of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, the wife of a deceased patient was concerned that a hospital doctor wrongly shared her husband’s ... Read more

How to recover interest on lawsuit loans
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By Amanda Bafaro In the words of Kenny Rogers, know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Not every case will be suitable to argue every issue. Knowing your case and picking your facts is ... Read more

Car accident injury lawsuit, disability claim dispute tried together
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By Nainesh Kotak It’s not uncommon for persons injured in a car accident to file multiple claims for compensation, depending on the circumstances of the accident and their injuries. ... Read more

Claims involving minors
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By Jasmine Daya One of the most difficult areas within personal injury involves claims involving minors. Injuries arising from daycare or school negligence, playground incidents due to faulty ... Read more

Five things that will disappear in our lifetime
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag It never stops. Another year on the calendar turns, and we receive another jolting reminder of the years passing. It’s not just loved ones that we lose over time – ... Read more

Homemade separation agreement ends up costing time and money
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By Lisa Gelman Hiring an experienced family lawyer is a critical step when going through a separation or divorce . It may be tempting to attempt to cut costs by going through the process ... Read more

Filing a claim with the labour board
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By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) governs the rules organizations must follow when they engage employees and service providers. The ESA also stipulates ... Read more

Estate of Aretha Franklin facing various difficulties
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By Charles Ticker Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. Immediately after her death, it became apparent that she died without a will and an ... Read more

Motion to change: when a child becomes older
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By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the father attempted to have a court order concerning parenting time varied on the basis that the child was all grown up. The father brought a motion to ... Read more

Termination clauses: Achkar
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By Christopher Achkar In Ontario, the enforceability of a contract vis-à-vis a termination clause can be a great benefit or an unfortunate detriment for either employers or employees. ... Read more

$300,000 awarded for aggravated and punitive damages
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By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge awarded a chief building official (CBO) $200K in punitive damages and $100K for aggravated damages. With the full knowledge of his employer, the ... Read more

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