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OCA's long-term disability ruling alters limits

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) ruling raises the possibility of an injured worker claiming long-term disability (LTD) after leaving the job, says Toronto arbitrator ... Read more

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Did the PMO overstep by asking Twitter to delete parody account?

Toronto lawyer and mediator  Howard Winkler  tells  Global’s 640 Toronto   he’s concerned the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) may have ... Read more

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Indigenous women overrepresented in Vancouver police checks: rights advocates

VANCOUVER — Indigenous and civil rights activists seeking an investigation of the Vancouver Police Department's use of random street checks want to amend their ... Read more

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SullivanLaw seeking litigation lawyer to join Ottawa office

SullivanLaw is currently looking for an entrepreneurial litigation lawyer to join its diverse and interesting practice, Ottawa family lawyer and civil litigator Timothy N. ... Read more

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Judicial council offers courses for judges on handling sex assault cases

OTTAWA — The Canadian Judicial Council has launched a new website showcasing the training courses it is offering to federally appointed judges — including ... Read more

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Ontario ruling clarifies line between free speech and hate

The often nebulous line between free speech and defamation became clearer when a Superior Court of Ontario judge quashed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit, Toronto lawyer Sarita ... Read more

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Supreme Court should resolve controversy over piercing the corporate veil

The Supreme Court of Canada should intervene to clarify the law around piercing the corporate veil after Ontario’s top court refused to hold a Canadian subsidiary liable for ... Read more

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Hawryliw brings business background to commercial litigation

Barrie commercial litigation and employment lawyer Scott Hawryliw wants to do law differently. Hawryliw founded SRH Litigation in 2018 after a number of years practising ... Read more

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Collection could be a problem for sabotaged clarinetist

A clarinetist sabotaged by his ex-girlfriend could struggle to collect on the $350,000 judgment granted to him by an Ontario court, Toronto civil litigator  Sarah ... Read more

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'Good old days' bring nostalgia, but practice of law better in 2018

While some may refer to the legal profession of the 1960s and 70s as the “good old days,” the changes that have taken place since that time have led to an ... Read more

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Relationships key to civil litigation for Paterson

Law is all about people for Toronto civil litigator Heather Paterson . While disputes in court can sometimes get ugly, Paterson, a partner with Shibley Righton LLP , ... Read more

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Darryl Singer's media roundup

Toronto-area civil litigator and personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer is frequently called upon by the media to be a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his ... Read more

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LSO's battle against Groia a poor use of resources

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision following an 11-year battle against a “rude” lawyer illustrates how the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has some of its ... Read more

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Grow-op case highlights dangers of loose contract drafting

An Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision in favour of a seller whose house was once used as a marijuana grow-op is a cautionary tale about the dangers of a loosely drafted ... Read more

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SCC's civility decision good news for all lawyers

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to toss the professional misconduct case against Joseph Groia is good news for him personally and for the profession generally, ... Read more

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SCC decision a victory for ‘zealous advocates’

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling clarifies the boundary between what constitutes incivility in a courtroom and strong legal advocacy, Toronto employment lawyer  ... Read more

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Despite case, system not ‘intrinsically corrupt’

A case involving a justice of the peace fired for interfering in an assault matter in which his partner was the alleged victim is a rarity but “scary” ... Read more

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Adult son's high-profile eviction would have been easier in Ontario

Kicking family members out of your house is typically easier than getting rid of tenants, Toronto civil litigator  Sarah O’Connor  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Mandin optimistic Bill 139 can offer balance

Toronto civil litigator  Stephany Mandin tells Law Times she’s optimistic that last month’s enactment of Bill 139 will help balance a municipality’s ... Read more

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Vindication for 'Scud Stud' comes at a cost: Winkler

While a former war correspondent achieved vindication in his defamation suit against one of Canada’s biggest media companies, it came at a great expense, Toronto lawyer and ... Read more

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