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Harassed employee awarded $200,000 from former employer

A $200,000 damage award in favour of a fired employee should serve as a warning to all employers to take the problem of harassment seriously, says Toronto employment lawyer Bram ... Read more

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‘Coercive caring’ crosses the gender divide: Wong

While it may be more common for women to feel financially dependent in relationships, making it difficult to leave situations of physical or emotional abuse, the same can be true ... Read more

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Delays could come at a cost in Licence Appeal Tribunal hearings

Unsuccessful parties may still be entitled to costs at Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) hearings if the other side acts unreasonably or unnecessarily delays the proceedings, says ... Read more

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Mandatory minimums weaken the justice system: Forstner

Mandatory minimum sentences “suck the air” out of a courtroom, weakening the chances of arriving at a just result, says Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner . ... Read more

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Protect your rights with allegations of corporate fraud

Employees accused of workplace fraud should contact a criminal lawyer as soon as possible to protect their rights in any future legal proceedings, says Ottawa criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Should that doggy be in the window?

By Inga Andriessen Lately, it seems that pets are everywhere. As both a business lawyer and an individual with a severe animal allergy, I notice it more than the average person as if a pet is in ... Read more

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Four things I don’t understand — and four shocking answers

By Ian Hull Answers to every question are now online. But often, a question pops into our head only to vanish quickly from our thoughts when the triggering moment disappears. And we ... Read more


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Personal injury lawyer to pitch WNBA franchise for Toronto
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Toronto personal injury lawyer, entrepreneur, and basketball fan Jasmine Daya intends to make a pitch to the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) to bring a ... Read more

SCC ruling notes problem people of colour have with police
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The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision to set aside a man’s gun- and drug-related convictions because he was arbitrarily detained and searched is another ... Read more

New measures help most vulnerable immigrants
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Three new measures recently announced by the federal government will help vulnerable newcomers establish themselves in Canada, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . ... Read more

Municipalities need to make secondary roads safer for cyclists
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Ontario municipalities are taking steps to improve and maintain road conditions for cyclists but more needs to be done as biking increases in popularity, says Oakville personal ... Read more

Flat-fee pricing comes to family law: Princewill
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Flat-fee packages can help family law litigants take control of their legal costs, says Pickering family lawyer Angela Princewill . Princewill, principal of AP Lawyers , ... Read more

Abhorrent conditions continue to result in reduced sentences
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As long as those awaiting trial are subjected to harsh conditions, judges will continue to compensate them by reducing their sentences upon conviction, says Toronto criminal ... Read more

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts must be reasonable
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Companies that want employees to sign non-competition or non-solicitation agreements have to ensure these documents are appropriately structured or else they will not be ... Read more

Ford not hitting on all cylinders but on the right road: Rastin
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Ontario’s Conservative government deserves praise for many initiatives announced in its first year in power, though it's at the risk of making serious missteps in some ... Read more

Pilot’s victory classic application of anti-SLAPP law: Winkler
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The dismissal of an airline’s $10-million defamation claim against a former pilot is a textbook case of anti-SLAPP legislation in action, says Toronto litigator and mediator ... Read more

Legal legend Campion has done it all during five decades in law
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Toronto civil litigator John Campion calls himself the Forrest Gump of 1968. That was the year before he enrolled in the University of Toronto’s law school, and ... Read more

Lawyers Financial developing retirement plan for legal community
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The legal community may soon be able to get in on the ground floor of an “innovative” retirement plan designed specifically for lawyers and their staff, says Dawn ... Read more

Electronic monitoring can tip the scales in difficult cases
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Electronic monitoring is an important factor that courts consider when deciding whether to grant bail to a person who might otherwise be detained, says Steve Tan, partner with ... Read more

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Washington is the first state to allow human remains to be composted
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag You’re likely familiar with the Christian burial phrase “ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” While that phrase has been recited over graves for centuries, it may ... Read more

Cannabis legalization doesn’t mean you can be high at work
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By Stuart Rudner On Oct. 17, 2018, the recreational use of cannabis was decriminalized. For several years before that, I spoke at conferences to address extensive fears that decriminalization ... Read more

Petty estate dispute intensifying
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By Charles Ticker A recent story online outlines the current dispute involving the estate of the deceased musician Tom Petty. He died on Oct. 2, 2017 at the age of 66. The Petty estate ... Read more

Head-to-toe summer safety for kids and parents
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By Alison Burrison Enjoying lots of healthy outdoor activities and sports is one of my favourite things about summer – but it’s important not to forget about safety in your ... Read more

Raptors parade chaos causes injury
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By Jasmine Daya Twenty-four years later and the Raptors managed to clinch the NBA championship title this year. Once the Raptors hit the playoffs, the excitement in Toronto soared and ... Read more

Directors sent to jail for failure to pay employee wages
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By Doug MacLeod If you are a director or a party to a unanimous shareholder agreement did you know that you are personally liable for unpaid wages and you could go to jail for up to one year ... Read more

Trigger alert: life changes mean you need to change your will
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By Lisa Laredo You’ve written a will — great! But when was the last time you reviewed it? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then it’s probably time to do ... Read more

University tribunals are no substitute for courts
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By Joseph Neuberger The growing concern to address sexual assault allegations on university campuses has resulted in a new vigilance to investigate and litigate allegations against students and ... Read more

Are you fully compliant? Five reasons to go to a U.S. tax adviser
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By Alexey Manasuev You work hard for your money. Naturally, you want to keep as much of it as possible when you file your taxes. If you’re an individual filing a simple U.S. tax return , ... Read more

Conflicting statutory obligations do not absolve employer of duties
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By Laura Williams Employers in Canada are subject to a variety of legislation that governs the way they conduct business in areas ranging from environmental compliance to employee relations. ... Read more

No magic age when children make their own health privacy decisions
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By Kate Dewhirst This comes as a surprise to most lay people. In Ontario, and in many jurisdictions around the world, children make their own health privacy decisions when they are ... Read more

Email fraud is common: it even happens at work
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By Dave Oswald Did you know that email isn’t – and was never deigned to be – a secure way to communicate? Fake emails can be quickly created and doctored to look real, ... Read more

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