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Drake's bid to limit DJ's trademark rights deep-sixed

The Trade-Mark Opposition Board held that a DJ represented by Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson is entitled to the exclusive use of the name "6IX" in ... Read more

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Latest drinking and driving legislation 'unfathomable:' Neuberger

“Troubling” legislation that allows police to demand a breath sample two hours after a driver has parked their car will eventually be contested at the Supreme Court, ... Read more

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Decision offers guidance on arbitration clause enforceability

A recent Court of Appeal decision provides valuable guidance on when arbitration clauses will be enforced, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff tells ... Read more

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Brave new world: navigating privacy breaches

New requirements for businesses to report data breaches to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and alert their clients will not likely result in many fines, says Tyler Hatch ... Read more

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Safety concerns surrounding cannabis need more attention: Daya

Safety concerns risk being lost in the excitement over cannabis legalization, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya tells AdvocateDaily.com . Daya, managing principal ... Read more

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Now’s a good time to think about RRSPs, taxes

Taking the time now to consider personal tax implications and laying down a financial foundation for the coming year can go a long way to setting yourself up for success down the ... Read more

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Three steps to influence organizational culture in health care

By Kate Dewhirst What is culture? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, culture is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or ... Read more

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What is ‘discovery’ and how do I prepare for it? (part II)

By Anton Katz Part I of this blog discussed the discovery process in general as well as the first two steps: creating the discovery plan and exchanging affidavits of documents. Part II of ... Read more


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Many more women seeking legal advice in wake of #MeToo: Grace
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When Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace started developing her “niche” practice 25 years ago, her inspiration was in large part to help women who ... Read more

Estate planning defence possible for targets of fraudulent conveyance claims
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An estate planning defence is a potentially viable option to defend a claim of fraudulent conveyance, Toronto estate litigator David M. Smith tells AdvocateDaily.com . Where ... Read more

Alternatives to family law litigation: arbitration
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In the final instalment of a two-part series on litigation alternatives, Toronto family lawyer and mediator Herschel Fogelman discusses arbitration. Properly conducted ... Read more

Litigation funding avoids long-term impact of other solutions
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While it may be tempting to file for bankruptcy or sell a primary residence when faced with the financial pressures of personal injury litigation, these short-term answers often ... Read more

Drivers using a phone four times more likely to crash: Haté
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The tough new penalties that recently came into effect for distracted driving are a positive development, Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté tells ... Read more

Decisions involving African-Canadians could have major impact: Izadi
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Two cases before the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) — where race was a factor in securing lesser prison terms — will have a significant impact on future sentencing ... Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 2: denials
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In part two of a four-part series on long-term disability insurance, T oronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak explores how to handle denial of claims by ... Read more

Weapons acquittal proves the value of persistence: Fennel
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Thoroughly exploring each avenue of defence, no matter how slim the chance of success seems, can bring significant results, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel , who ... Read more

How to approach plea-bargain negotiations: a guide for new lawyers
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While plea negotiations should be part of every criminal defence case, law schools provide only an academic sense of how they’re conducted, and offer little practical ... Read more

Returning to work after illness or injury
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Employees who have been off work for an extended period of time because of an injury or illness may want to discuss options with their treating physician to increase the ... Read more

Make sure the executor of your will wants the job: Allinotte
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Before you appoint an executor of your will, make sure they understand what the role entails and are willing to take on the responsibilities, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer ... Read more

'Lawyer up' if denied LTD benefits: Goldfinger
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In the second instalment of a three-part series on long-term disability insurance, Toronto personal injury lawyer Brian Goldfinger discusses the steps policyholders must take to ... Read more

Oland retrial swings in favour of defence: Hicks
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The momentum in the second-degree murder retrial of Dennis Oland in the brutal beating death of his multimillionaire father has taken a turn — one which ... Read more

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Balancing the balance
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By Inga Andriessen I love the first couple of weeks after January 1 – it is the time of year you get to see which resolutions are sticking for those who made them. Many lawyers I know were ... Read more

Public transit: bigger responsibility to keep the public safe
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By John McLeish and Courtney Stewart Public transit plays an essential role in our communities. Every day, public transit drivers navigate large vehicles throughout busy streets, carryings thousands of passengers ... Read more

Interpersonal difficulties with colleagues result in complaint, SCERP
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine Workplaces, including those in a health care environment, often include a variety of personalities that are not always complementary. Interpersonal difficulties with ... Read more

How should I deal with my in-laws during divorce?
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By Steven Benmor Most people think that divorce is the end of a relationship between a husband and wife. But the reality is that divorce results in the termination, or change, of a whole host ... Read more

Afraid of dying? Take your mushroom
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By Ian Hull Estate law is centred on asset planning for an end-of-life experience. So not surprisingly, we’ve seen just about every end-of-life situation you can imagine. I can tell ... Read more

What is implied consent?
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By David Hollingsworth Does no consent mean implied consent? What happens if someone uses your vehicle without your consent and causes an accident or injury? Is this implied consent? In this ... Read more

Fraud against seniors – can it happen in your family?
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag By now, many of you have had a phone call from the “Canada Revenue Agency” informing you that you owe money, or that a lawsuit or collection process has begun. ... Read more

Can income be imputed where a payor spouse is in jail?
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By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court recently explored whether interim child support should be ordered when the payor spouse was incarcerated on the basis of imputing income to the jailed ... Read more

Child support for university kids
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By Marcus Sixta For a variety of reasons, many studies have shown that children today require more and more education to become self-sustaining. This means that children even over the age of ... Read more

New employer-friendly legislation on the horizon
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By Laura Williams Since its election this summer, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has been busy reforming Ontario’s labour and employment laws to make them more ... Read more

What are the duties of an executor?
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By Lisa Laredo Being appointed executor of an estate is a big job. While the official definition of the role sounds fairly straight-forward — gather up the estate assets, pay the ... Read more

Six tips to overcome the legal bully in your divorce
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By Angela Princewill Legal bullies come in a variety of forms. The most popular ones take advantage of the legal system, try to control/intimidate you by using the system against you, exhausting ... Read more

Common law v. marriage: legal relationships that sneak up on you
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By Timothy N. Sullivan “Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage…” When’s the last time you’ve seen a horse or been in a carriage? You meet, date, ... Read more

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