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Appeal court judgment good news for auditors

A recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal makes it more difficult for auditors and other professionals to be sued by individuals who were not their clients, says ... Read more

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SullivanLaw adds new associate

SullivanLaw is pleased to announce that Emily Murray has joined the firm as an associate, Ottawa family lawyer and civil litigator Timothy N. Sullivan tells ... Read more

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Legal disputes over lottery wins are becoming more common: O'Connor

It was a good move for a Nova Scotia woman to settle a lawsuit she launched against her nephew to recover half of a $1.2-million lottery-ticket win that was awarded to him ... Read more

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Chief justice's remarks about Aboriginal incarceration rates welcomed

Intervention by the nation's top judge in the debate over rates of Aborginal incarceration is welcome news to Alberta Indigenous rights litigator  Leighton Grey .   ... Read more

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Suing your lawyer not a do-it-yourself affair

By Michael Lesage In 2006, a woman was injured in a car accident. Subsequently, she retained a lawyer to pursue damages against the driver of the vehicle. The lawyer handled ... Read more

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More allegations of racism linked to Manitoba Hydro site

WINNIPEG — A report into working conditions at a Manitoba Hydro site details allegations of racism, sexual harassment and prison-like living conditions. ``I ... Read more

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Ontario judge restores defence of extreme drunkenness in sexual assaults

TORONTO — People accused of sexual assault in Ontario are once again allowed to use excessive intoxication as a defence against criminal charges, a judge has ... Read more

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Municipal interests trump corporate welfare in safety matters

When public and corporate interests collide, the former will often override the latter —particularly when an element of safety is involved, Toronto civil litigator  ... Read more

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Privacy commissioner misses mark on de-indexing

Canada’s privacy commissioner oversimplifies the situation to suggest that “de-indexing” online links to potentially defamatory or erroneous information  is ... Read more

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Infringe celebrity image rights at your peril

Businesses that trade on a celebrity’s image without consent risk legal action — even if the person is dead, Toronto civil litigator  Sarah O’Connor ... Read more

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Ford government finding new ways to elicit change

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's new government has dug deep to find the rarely used parliamentary tools to quickly push through legislative change without having to draw up ... 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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The danger of pre-buying condos in red-hot market

Toronto's hot real estate market is leaving some condo buyers in a catch-22 situation that should be a cautionary tale about buying homes before they are ... Read more

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Courts steer clear of religious matters

A Supreme Court of Canada decision shows that courts are reluctant to get involved in religious matters, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer  Jeffrey Silver .  In ... Read more

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Issue over doctor's notes among 'worst' trial experiences: Cherniak

The confusion that arose over the handwritten notes of a family doctor during a trial in the late 1970s remains one of the “worst” experiences Toronto lawyer and ... Read more

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Storyteller Sa'd brings the law to the people

Inside and outside the courtroom, Toronto criminal and landlord/tenant lawyer  Caryma Sa’d is a storyteller. “As an advocate, your job is essentially to ... Read more

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Residents retaliate against gifted cow sculpture

Public consultation might have helped to diffuse a conflict between the City of Markham and an area resident who hoped to donate the sculpture of a cow on stilts, Toronto civil ... Read more

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Soccer league, coach not liable for unexpected violent act of player

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision serves as a reminder that people who assume a supervisory role with a sports league owe a duty of care to players but will not be held ... Read more

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Med-mal delays exacerbated by shortage of judges

Lengthy delays in medical malpractice cases are unlikely to improve before more judges are appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto litigator  Richard ... Read more

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Title insurance covers building defects

By Michael Lesage This recent case is illustrative of the breadth of coverage afforded to Ontario homeowners through title insurance. In that case, an individual purchased ... Read more

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