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Enforcing child custody orders in non-Hague countries

If a parent takes a child to a country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, it could be very difficult ... Read more

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Tom Petty estate dispute offers lessons for testators

Celebrities are just like the rest of us when it comes to estate disputes, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Matthew Urback . Billboard magazine recently reported on ... Read more

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Seek Canadian legal advice before agreeing to foreign divorce

Ontario residents should seek local legal advice before going through with a divorce from a foreign jurisdiction, says Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein . Feldstein, ... Read more

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Lump-sum spousal support following short marriages

Lump-sum spousal support settlements can work for both parties to a divorce following a short-term marriage, says Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman . When unions last less ... Read more

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Waivers don’t always limit legal action: Edwards

Just because someone signs a waiver doesn’t mean they can’t take legal action if they’re injured, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Jill Edwards . With ... Read more

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University tribunals are no substitute for courts

By Joseph Neuberger The growing concern to address sexual assault allegations on university campuses has resulted in a new vigilance to investigate and litigate allegations against students and ... Read more

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Are you fully compliant? Five reasons to go to a U.S. tax adviser

By Alexey Manasuev You work hard for your money. Naturally, you want to keep as much of it as possible when you file your taxes. If you’re an individual filing a simple U.S. tax return , ... Read more


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Costs awards could force mega class actions out of Ontario
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Ontario’s loser-pays costs regime could endanger the province’s place as the jurisdiction of choice for high-value class actions, says Toronto class-action lawyer ... Read more

Disclosing prices in bidding wars may hurt homebuyers: Samaroo
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An Ontario government proposal to allow realtors to disclose prices of other offers in bidding wars may cost homebuyers more in the long run, says Toronto real estate lawyer ... Read more

More bad news than good in auto insurance reform plan
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The bad outweighs the good in the provincial government’s new set of auto insurance reforms, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall . As part of his first ... Read more

Beer Store faces tough task to win damages from province
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The Beer Store faces an uphill battle to win damages from the province following the cancellation of its beer distribution contract, says Toronto civil litigator Sarah ... Read more

Changes needed to combat condo cancellations: Mackey
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Legislative changes may be needed to stem the recent tide of cancellations of condo building constructions, says Toronto condominium lawyer Megan Mackey . The Toronto Star ... Read more

Civil tort rejection won’t prevent harassment claims
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Harassment claims will continue to flow despite the Ontario Court of Appeal’s rejection of it as a freestanding civil tort, says Toronto employment lawyer Kumail Karimjee . ... Read more

Associate marketing can ensure long-term success
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New associates need to develop a marketing strategy to grow their clientele and attract clients suited to their expertise, says Catherine Moffitt , an associate with legal ... Read more

Expertise should not trump skill in mediator selection
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When trying to find the right person for the job, mediation skills are much more important than subject-matter expertise, says Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin. ... Read more

See a lawyer before signing termination agreement: MacLeod
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It’s important to get legal advice before accepting a termination package to ensure you are getting the best possible deal, says Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod . ... Read more

MKD’s experienced staff keeps watchful eye during strikes
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MKD International Inc. can help ensure fair play by all parties during strikes and labour disruption, says founding partner and managing director, Jim Downs . Downs tells ... Read more

Duty to accommodate predicated on disability
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It's a growing trend in Ontario for condo residents to try to circumvent pet bans by claiming their dog is an emotional support animal, but there are many misunderstandings around ... Read more

Track data for bias on youths steered clear of court
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Police should be required to compile data on youths who are suspected of committing violent crimes but are diverted from the courts, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel . ... Read more

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Conflicting statutory obligations do not absolve employer of duties
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By Laura Williams Employers in Canada are subject to a variety of legislation that governs the way they conduct business in areas ranging from environmental compliance to employee relations. ... Read more

No magic age when children make their own health privacy decisions
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By Kate Dewhirst This comes as a surprise to most lay people. In Ontario, and in many jurisdictions around the world, children make their own health privacy decisions when they are ... Read more

Email fraud is common: it even happens at work
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By Dave Oswald Did you know that email isn’t – and was never deigned to be – a secure way to communicate? Fake emails can be quickly created and doctored to look real, ... Read more

How long do long-term disability insurance benefits last?
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By Nainesh Kotak Once you have been approved for long-term disability benefits you may be wondering how long those disability benefits will continue to be paid by your disability insurer. ... Read more

Donut rhapsody: Strigberger
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By Marcel Strigberger The iconic roll up the rim to win contest isn’t working. Seems the company's recent reprise of their annual promo is not raking it in. Profits are down and the food ... Read more

The impact of a Voice of the Child report on parenting time
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By Lisa Gelman In a recent case , an Ontario court considered whether it could grant a father’s request to vary parenting time without proceeding to trial. The parties were married in ... Read more

Grow your firm with data-driven decisions
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By Erica Birstler Making data-driven decisions is a powerful tactic that can help any business, including law firms. Basing strategy and initiatives off of numbers and trends makes it much ... Read more

Laugh at death (on us)
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By Ian Hull During the past Halloween season, I couldn’t help laughing as I drove by a home in the country that had a very realistic looking, life-sized grim reaper on the front ... Read more

Top five reasons HR professionals should use digital forensics
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By Tyler Hatch HR professionals get involved when employees are disciplined or dismissed for contravening workplace policies . Computers, smartphones, tablets and the internet are ... Read more

Meng extradition political poppycock: Botting
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By Dr. Gary Botting for AdvocateDaily.com The attempted extradition of Chinese corporate executive Meng Wanzhou by the United States is entirely political. The chief financial officer for Huawei was reportedly ... Read more

Mutual release set aside due to fraudulent misrepresentation
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By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the lower courts’ decision to set aside a settlement with its ex-employee to whom they had paid 36 months severance ... Read more

Living apart together relationships require planning and advice
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By Michele Allinotte A recent Globe and Mail article reviewed the lives of several couples who chose to live apart in long term relationships. Full disclosure, I was one of the individuals ... Read more

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