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Dabbling in narcotics prescribing, treating family member dangerous for physicians

A family doctor’s four-month suspension shows the danger of dabbling in narcotics prescribing and treating family members, Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen tells ... Read more

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Outsource estates financials, advises accountant

Unbiased estate and trust accounting for large estates, or those being disputed, should be handled by independent accountants rather than within law firms that don’t have an ... Read more

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Human rights decision leaves LMIA screening in limbo

Employers seeking Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) could fall afoul of human rights legislation after a tribunal ruled businesses cannot discriminate against job ... Read more

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Preparation key to successful self-defence argument: Daviau

Self-defence homicide is developing in Canada, as two recent cases show — but it's not a simple tactic for a criminal defence team to apply, says Toronto criminal lawyer ... Read more

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Person's past history not disclosed under new criminal records check law

Individuals are less likely to be unfairly disadvantaged by incidents in their past when a new law limiting what can be turned over in police background checks finally comes into ... Read more

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Law schools need to step up eDiscovery education: Chan-Glasgow

With the digital universe expected to double in size every two years going forward, the demand for lawyers versed in the technical aspects of electronic discovery (eDiscovery) is ... Read more

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TheJudge expands litigation insurance funding options

TheJudge Global ’s arrival in Canada has transformed the local capacity for commercial litigation insurance, says Katie Armstrong , the firm’s director of ... Read more

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The dos and don'ts of employee termination

The termination of an employee is fraught with dangers for employers, Toronto labour, employment, and human rights lawyer Christopher Achkar tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Taking client privacy seriously

By Inga Andriessen Another day, another data breach by hackers targeting a large company – that’s how it feels anyway, am I right? No one wants the hassle of dealing with canceling ... Read more


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Short-term rentals causing headaches for condo boards
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The increasing number of units being used as short-term rentals is causing headaches for condominium boards, says Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb . And she predicts ... Read more

Procurement team education boosts compliance, lowers risk in healthcare sector
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A little bit of education can go a long way for procurement teams in the healthcare sector, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells AdvocateDaily.com . Gleeson, a ... Read more

Getting to the heart of the matter in commercial mediations
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There’s much more to a commercial dispute than the legal issues, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells AdvocateDaily.com . Gossin, managing partner with ... Read more

Balanced decision in case of intentional underemployment: Peticca
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The state of employment for separating spouses can factor into how the court will determine support payments, Toronto family lawyer Rick Peticca tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

Bail monitoring goes high-tech with voice verification
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Voice verification, used in conjunction with GPS monitoring, is proving to be an effective way to monitor compliance of people with bail conditions prohibiting them from leaving ... Read more

Divorce Act changes may encourage a less-adversarial process
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Pending changes to the Divorce Act , including a move away from the use of such words as “custody” and “access” to more precise language such as ... Read more

Tech firms must follow Canadian anti-spam laws
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Tech firms should review their business practices with a lawyer to ensure they're following Canadian laws after two companies were recently fined a total of $250,000 for the ... Read more

Transcript donation preserves landmark trial record for future generations
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The transcript of a landmark trial centred around a 19 th -century treaty will soon be available publicly following a donation by Neesons Court Reporting to the Laurentian ... Read more

Employers must probe any claims of work harassment
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Every employer in Ontario has the legal obligation to probe all claims of workplace harassment, says Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod . And it requires someone who is ... Read more

Divorce Act revamp ignores value of equal shared parenting: Ludmer
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Proposed changes to Canada’s Divorce Act fall short by failing to make equal shared parenting (ESP) the starting position in custody disputes, Toronto family lawyer Brian ... Read more

Grey spreads the word about 'Indian hospital' class action
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Alberta Indigenous rights litigator Leighton Grey is spreading the word across Alberta about new residential school and “Indian Hospital” claims against the Canadian ... Read more

MacDonald: updating Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law
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Toronto employment lawyer Natalie MacDonald is working on an update to her influential book, Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law . MacDonald, principal of ... Read more

Health club class-action settlement demonstrates value of mediation
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The class-action settlement between a large fitness chain and a number of its employees shows the potential value of mediation for all parties involved in a dispute, Toronto ... Read more

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Spousal support/alimony: what is it and how do I get it?
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By Marcus Sixta There is a lot of misinformation out there about spousal support , or alimony, as we have come to know it due to the influence of American TV. Spousal support is an amount of ... Read more

Child custody reform — Bill C-78 federal government divorce reform: Part 2
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By Gene C. Colman In Part 1 , I applauded the positive measures in this new government initiative - Bill C-78. Unfortunately, there are a number of serious deficits in this proposed reform of ... Read more

The danger of household fire products
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By John McLeish Household fire products are used in homes and backyards across Ontario for cooking or and for lighting, both indoors and out. This summer, many Ontarians will gather around a ... Read more

Let’s play ball – assume the position
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By Marcel Strigberger The greatest job in the world is to be a police officer. Specifically, I am referring to the cops who serve at sporting events and enjoy the game while getting paid for this ... Read more

A lesson from Dr. Seuss for burgeoning lawyers
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By Ryan Handlarski One of my favourite books of all time is the children’s book ‘ Oh the Places You’ll Go ’ by Dr. Seuss. I read this book to my son almost every week and ... Read more

Fired? What to know before you sign
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By Nicole Simes At face value, anything under official letterhead seems legal and final. However, the conditions of your termination may well be negotiable. So, while being fired can be a ... Read more

Interim spousal support and child support
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By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court recently considered a case where the mother sought interim child support and spousal support from the father. In granting the mother’s motion, the ... Read more

What happens if departing employees have health records at home?
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By Kate Dewhirst Decision 69 of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario was recently released. A former hospital employee (registered health professional who was employed as a ... Read more

Employees do not have absolute right to use medical marijuana at work
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By Laura Williams As many employers are aware, the use of medical marijuana in the workplace must be treated as an accommodation issue in the same manner that employers treat the use of any ... Read more

Drinking and driving may not be cause for dismissal
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By Stuart Rudner Previous court decisions have confirmed that an employee’s conduct outside of work may form the basis for the termination of their employment. However, not all ... Read more

Parents v. grandparents: who should have custody?
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By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the court was tasked with making an interim custody order and access arrangement for a six-year-old and four-year-old. This is a case where the maternal ... Read more

Some thoughts on bail in Toronto
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By John Fennel Anyone who knows anything about bail in Toronto knows that delays are the rule. Nevertheless, Mayor John Tory recently blamed fictional speedy releases on bail for some of the ... Read more

Five bad things that could happen if you die without a will
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By Lisa Laredo Do you know what happens if you die without a will? Here’s the story of one family who learned the hard way. In this family, the grandmother (who had a will) died. While ... Read more

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