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Pilot’s victory classic application of anti-SLAPP law: Winkler

The dismissal of an airline’s $10-million defamation claim against a former pilot is a textbook case of anti-SLAPP legislation in action, says Toronto litigator and mediator ... Read more

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Legal legend Campion has done it all during five decades in law

Toronto civil litigator John Campion calls himself the Forrest Gump of 1968. That was the year before he enrolled in the University of Toronto’s law school, and ... Read more

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Lawyers Financial developing retirement plan for legal community

The legal community may soon be able to get in on the ground floor of an “innovative” retirement plan designed specifically for lawyers and their staff, says Dawn ... Read more

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Electronic monitoring can tip the scales in difficult cases

Electronic monitoring is an important factor when courts consider whether to grant bail to a person who might otherwise be detained, says Steve Tan, partner with Recovery Science ... Read more

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Concerns over police using facial recognition tools 'very real'

Canadians should urge their governments to follow the lead of San Francisco and ban the use of facial recognition tools by police services, Toronto criminal lawyer Jill ... Read more

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When to choose a jury in a medical malpractice case: Cahill

In complicated medical malpractice cases, the plaintiff’s lawyer often struggles with the decision of whether to take the case to a jury, Toronto personal injury lawyer ... Read more

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How to legally get out of a lease: Murray

Fixed-term leases aren’t as iron-clad as they might appear to a landlord or tenant who wants to get out of their contract, says Ottawa paralegal Amri Murray . Murray, ... Read more

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Hexigent principals join RSM Canada

Clients will reap the benefits of Ryan Duquette and Jason Green’s move from Hexigent Consulting to RSM Canada , including access to a global network and wider service ... Read more

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Head-to-toe summer safety for kids and parents

By Alison Burrison Enjoying lots of healthy outdoor activities and sports is one of my favourite things about summer – but it’s important not to forget about safety in your ... Read more

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Petty estate dispute intensifying

By Charles Ticker A recent story online outlines the current dispute involving the estate of the deceased musician Tom Petty. He died on Oct. 2, 2017 at the age of 66. The Petty estate ... Read more


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Right to sue for internet defamation comes with time limits
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Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir says her firm’s victory in a defamation lawsuit is an important lesson in timeliness. Mahabir, an associate with ... Read more

Little-known board helps with children's aid society disputes
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Ontarians locked in a dispute with a children’s aid society over fostering or adoption issues can expect a quick and fair hearing from a remarkable, but little-known ... Read more

Criminal appeals true test of lawyer's mettle: Dale
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Arguing a criminal appeal is one of the biggest tests a lawyer will face, requiring meticulous preparation and strong advocacy skills, says Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale ... Read more

Seven ways to make any law firm run better
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Humourist and author Marcel Strigberger says his "Seven Simple Ways to Diffuse Problems and Prevent Trouble" approach can help make any law firm run smoother. A retired ... Read more

Introduction to condominiums: the basics
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Prospective homeowners should seek advice before leaping into the unique world of condominium ownership, says Mississauga real estate lawyer Jia Junaid . Junaid, principal of ... Read more

Case affirms confidentiality – even without specific clause
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A recent Superior Court of Justice case reinforces the importance of confidentiality in mediated settlements, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert tells Law Times . ... Read more

Workplace investigation, mediation roles are apples and oranges
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Organizations faced with workplace conflicts may be required to call in an independent investigator to uncover the root cause of the issues and make recommendations but they ... Read more

It's a different ball game as Raptors face branding challenges
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After winning their first NBA championship, the Toronto Raptors’ court battles continue as the team and one of its star players have different fights to protect their ... Read more

LSO statement of principles likely to fall: Rosen
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Ontario lawyers are already obliged to uphold the law in an unbiased and impartial manner, whether with their colleagues or the public, so it is understandable why many are upset ... Read more

Scales tipped in insurer's favour with LTD claims
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Insurance companies are ramping up their scrutiny of long-term disability claims and employing tactics to deny benefits, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh ... Read more

Simulations give LPP candidates valuable experience: Alexandris
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By embracing innovative approaches and new methods of communications, Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) gives law school graduates the training they need to ... Read more

Divorce Act amendments a long time coming: Siegel
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Long-awaited changes to the Divorce Act that replace outdated language and reflect a modern approach to parenting are a welcome update, Toronto family lawyer Brahm Siegel ... Read more

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Raptors parade chaos causes injury
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By Jasmine Daya Twenty-four years later and the Raptors managed to clinch the NBA championship title this year. Once the Raptors hit the playoffs, the excitement in Toronto soared and ... Read more

Directors sent to jail for failure to pay employee wages
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By Doug MacLeod If you are a director or a party to a unanimous shareholder agreement did you know that you are personally liable for unpaid wages and you could go to jail for up to one year ... Read more

Trigger alert: life changes mean you need to change your will
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By Lisa Laredo You’ve written a will — great! But when was the last time you reviewed it? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then it’s probably time to do ... Read more

University tribunals are no substitute for courts
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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

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

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

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

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

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