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Many more women seeking legal advice in wake of #MeToo: Grace

When Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer  Elizabeth Grace  started developing her “niche” practice 25 years ago, her inspiration was in large ... Read more

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Class action opt-outs a growing trend

Opting out of a class action is sometimes the best strategy for potential claimants, Toronto civil and commercial litigator  Darryl Singer  tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Vice Media makes last ditch attempt to keep reporter's materials from RCMP

TORONTO — A high-profile RCMP demand for a journalist's background materials related to interviews with a suspected terrorist should be set aside even though Canada's top ... Read more

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Responsibility for clearing snow, ice a complex legal issue

Winter’s grip brings more than just snow and ice — it also brings potential legal liability from slip and fall claims, says Toronto litigator  Stefan ... Read more

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‘Tis the season to be aware of social host liability

People planning to host a holiday party have legal responsibilities to ensure their guests stay safe, says Toronto civil litigator  Stephany Mandin . Mandin, principal ... Read more

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Ruling finds by-laws relating to golf course ultra vires, vague

A recent Ontario Superior Court ruling has found that five by-laws and a town council resolution approving a Cultural Heritage Landscape (CHL) Conservation Plan for a ... Read more

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Supreme Court decision not such a dark day for journalists: Winkler

Free press advocates are overreacting to a Supreme Court of Canada decision that forced a journalist to hand over materials to police, Toronto lawyer and mediator  Howard ... Read more

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Lawyers, judges owe duties to self-reps

In part one of a two-part series on self-represented litigants,  Toronto senior litigation lawyer  Jeffrey Silver looks at what's expected of judges and lawyers . ... Read more

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Truth-telling critical when meeting with lawyer

Clients may be tempted to hold back embarrassing details about their case, but it’s important to tell lawyers the whole truth, says Brampton civil litigator Edwin Upenieks ... Read more

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Hockey player should hold his ground in abortion lawsuit: O'Connor

A professional hockey player sued for allegedly failing to pay for an ex-girlfriend’s abortion should aggressively resist the lawsuit, Toronto civil litigator  ... Read more

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Howard Winkler's media roundup

Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler is frequently called upon by the media as a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on defamation and ... Read more

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Lawyers should confer to plan for efficient, proportionate discovery

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision is a helpful reminder to lawyers that they should be engaging in effective discovery planning, Toronto insurance defence lawyer ... Read more

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OCA qualifies breach of contractual duty of good faith claims

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision is "interesting" because it galvanizes the very high threshold required to succeed with a breach of contractual duty of good ... Read more

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Backing out of an Ontario Agreement of Purchase and Sale

By Michael Lesage Two recent Superior Court decisions should serve as a reminder that backing out of a signed (and enforceable, which is not always the case) Agreement ... Read more

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Radnoff: SCC decision not 'all doom and gloom' for journalists

Media outlets should be pleased in principle with a Supreme Court of Canada decision even though it forced the journalist at the centre of the case to hand over his materials to ... Read more

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Lawyers' lawyer Upenieks serves local and legal communities

Brampton civil litigator Edwin Upenieks is every inch the lawyer’s lawyer. During more than three decades at the bar, Upenieks, partner with Lawrence, Lawrence, ... Read more

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Focus your FOI request for maximum effect: Pearn

In part two of a two-part series on freedom of information requests, Fredericton litigator Matthew Pearn discusses the need to be unambiguous when it comes to ... Read more

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Defamation cases part of the #MeToo backlash

Defamation claims offer a possible route to reduce the stigma attached to those falsely accused of sexual misconduct, Kamloops criminal litigation lawyer  Matthew Ford ... Read more

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Homeowners can protect themselves by researching contractor

A Hamilton family that paid a contractor $15,000 for work that isn’t even close to being finished could take the matter to small claims court, Toronto litigator Michael ... Read more

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Mandin Law: finding ways to resolve legal disputes quickly, cost-effectively

After spending almost a decade at a Bay St. law  firm , Toronto civil litigator  Stephany Mandin  has hung out her own shingle to continue her work assisting ... Read more

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