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Grace to discuss sexual assault, #MeToo at OBA-RODA conference

The Ontario Bar Association and the Roundtable of Diversity Association’s Annual Diversity Conference returns later this month to provide thought-provoking, practical ... Read more

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Law Help Centres too valuable to lose: O'Connor

Toronto civil litigator  Sarah O’Connor  fears a valuable cost-saving program for self-represented litigants may never return if allowed to fail due to a lack of ... Read more

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Golf course ruling highlights Heritage Act protections for owners

A recent ruling that will allow the owner of a renowned Oakville golf course to move forward with an application to redevelop the site confirms that the Ontario Heritage Act ... Read more

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New law could take courts out of construction lien disputes

Construction lien litigation could be dramatically reduced once new legislation fully kicks into gear, Toronto litigator  Jessica Vickerman  tells  ... Read more

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Sohani's straightforward style confounds lawyerly stereotypes

Before she became a lawyer, Toronto civil litigator Nida Sohani wasn't so sure about the profession. “When I was younger, I didn’t really imagine myself ... Read more

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Failed U.K. privacy breach action would fare better in Canada

Canadian consumers have a better set of legal tools to hold companies responsible for privacy breaches than their U.K. counterparts, judging by a recent ruling involving an ... Read more

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Get it in writing to reduce the risk of litigation

Written contracts can help avoid litigation in trades where verbal agreements are common, Toronto senior litigation lawyer  Jeffrey Silver tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Grace predicts uptick in defamation suits in wake of #MeToo

As more people come forward and share their allegations of sexual assault and harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement, there will also be an increase in defamation suits, ... Read more

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Tough to build a case for homeowners suing contractors

Homeowners face an uphill battle when it comes to winning disputes with contractors, Toronto civil litigator  Sarah O’Connor tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Appeal court adopts sensible scope of auditor liability

A Court of Appeal decision overturning a motion judge’s ruling on auditor liability is logical and consistent with recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, Toronto ... Read more

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Is insurance coverage becoming illusory?

By Michael Lesage Broadly speaking, insurance is a form of risk management, used by people and organizations to distribute and allocate risk. In exchange for payment of a ... Read more

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U.S. partner dispute a cautionary tale for entrepreneurs

A recent U.S. case involving a small startup that grew beyond all expectation and resulted in a legal dispute between the original business partners holds a number of lessons for ... Read more

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FOI requests useful in early stages of litigation

In this first instalment of a two-part series on freedom of information requests, Fredericton litigator Matthew Pearn discusses how they can be a strategic tool in ... Read more

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Cherniak to share insights on Groia case at Lerners CPD seminar

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Earl Cherniak will discuss key points and lessons from the landmark case Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada  as part of an upcoming ... Read more

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Uproar over drunkenness defence a distraction to the main issue: Mandin

Critics attacking the judge and justice system over a decision to allow the accused to present a drunkenness defence in a sexual assault trial are missing the point both ... Read more

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Mandated discovery plans will only add delay to litigation

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision that demands parties sit down and identify relevant documents and make a discovery plan is an invitation for more delay in the litigation ... Read more

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Australian courts lead the way in fighting online defamation: Winkler

Australian courts continue to lead the way when it comes to online defamation and the liability of secondary publishers, Toronto lawyer and mediator  Howard Winkler ... Read more

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Twenty-minute assault of a man on city property a ‘perfect storm’

A recent ruling that found the city of Calgary liable for the injuries a man suffered during a brutal beating at a rapid transit walkway may not hold much sway over future cases ... Read more

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Lawyers' lack of experience, civility a disservice to the profession

When a client has a case that is most certainly going to be lost, counsel has an obligation to persuade them to settle and minimize their damages, Toronto civil and commercial ... Read more

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Gaertner Baron adds new associate

Corporate and commercial litigation boutique Gaertner Baron Professional Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of civil litigation associate Nida Sohani to its team. ... Read more

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