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Decision: better compensation for public health insurers in class actions

A recent Saskatchewan court decision is significantly improving the way public health insurers are compensated in class-action lawsuits, says Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret ... Read more

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Supreme Court sends strong message to vigilantes

The Supreme Court of Canada has taken a strong stance against vigilante justice, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel, an associate with Hicks Adams LLP . In reviewing ... Read more

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Proving intentional underemployment a tough task

Pursuing an ex-partner for intentional underemployment is not always worth the hassle and expense, Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman tells AdvocateDaily.com . Gelman, ... Read more

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Shifting to cloud saves time, adds efficiency for family lawyers

Having support calculations available on a cloud computing platform will provide family law practitioners with the flexibility and mobility they need in today’s fast-paced ... Read more

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Employment law gives Marshall an outlet for advocacy passion

Long before entering the legal profession, Toronto employment lawyer Kathryn Marshall was passionate about advocacy. “I was definitely one of those students who were ... Read more

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Preparation for LSO audit should happen long before notice given

If law firms take a proactive approach to record-keeping protocols, a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) spot audit will be much less disruptive and stressful, Toronto legal ... Read more

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Lawyers Financial dispels myths about insurance

The best way to dispel myths and inaccuracies about insurance and financial planning is to speak to an advisor, says Dawn Marchand , interim CEO and president of Toronto-based ... Read more

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Embracing financial empowerment after divorce

In part two of a four-part series, Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend explores strategies to help newly single people get a handle on their ... Read more

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Best timing for mediation varies by case: Rudner

The best time for mediation in an employment dispute depends on the circumstances of the case, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner tells AdvocateDaily.com , ... 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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If the shoe doesn't fit ... you must acquit
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A man has been acquitted of three robberies after Toronto criminal defence lawyer Tyler Smith argued that the similarity between his client’s shoes and the ... Read more

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

Time, money, privacy concerns common coaching roadblocks
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When it comes to professional development, taking that first step can often be the hardest part, Toronto lawyer and certified executive coach Michael Bury tells ... Read more

Dealing with self-reps tricky for family lawyers
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Extra costs are hard to avoid when the opposing party has no legal representation, Pickering family lawyer Angela Princewill tells AdvocateDaily.com . According to Justice ... Read more

When can an employer terminate for cause?
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Just-cause terminations are a potential money saver for employers, but only if they’re done properly, says Toronto labour, employment, and human rights lawyer Christopher ... Read more

School zone safety should always be in session
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With the school year back in full swing, drivers and pedestrians should be aware of safety issues, Toronto critical injury lawyer Salvatore Shaw tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

Overtime claims could prove costly for employers
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While it may be common for employees to check their work emails before or after office hours, employers should clearly set out when workers should be logged on, or risk costly ... Read more

SCC decision allows Toronto realtors to publish home sales data
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The Supreme Court of Canada’s refusal to hear an appeal from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) comes as no surprise to many in the business, Toronto real estate lawyer ... Read more

Son returned in child abduction case
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A Pennsylvania father is relieved after an Ontario court ordered his abducted son returned to the U.S. state, Toronto family lawyer Michael Stangarone tells AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

SCC reaffirms confidential informant privilege in cops’ trial
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When four British Columbia police officers facing trial in the notorious Surrey Six case tried to get permission to reveal information about confidential informants to their ... Read more

Take child abuse allegations to cops, not PIs, says former detective
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Clients sometimes ask private investigators to look into child abuse allegations, but that is a matter best handled by police, says Jim Downs , MKD International Inc.’s ... Read more

Appeals more complex than clients realize: Daviau
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Preparation and care are more important than speed in filing appeals — something clients don’t often understand, says Toronto criminal lawyer Lindsay Daviau . ... Read more

Seminars to review significant human rights, labour law issues
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Employers will have an opportunity to learn more about the impact of changes to the legal landscape on workplaces this October during two seminars, Toronto employment lawyer Doug ... Read more

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‘Courtesy calls’ and enforceability of non-solicitation clauses
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By Laura Williams Employers regularly include restrictive covenants, such as non-solicitation clauses and non-competition clauses, in employment agreements. Non-solicitation clauses enable ... Read more

The perils of do-it-yourself wills
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By Lisa Laredo Have you ever thought about using an online service to write a will instead of hiring a lawyer to draft one for you? After all, dozens of websites offer to make will-writing ... Read more

A different approach to work-life balance
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By Ian Hull A recent Globe and Mail article on vacation time caught my eye. In it, Elizabeth Renzetti notes an ADP Canada study that found that: only one in three employees take ... Read more

How to increase your law firm’s billable hours
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By Amir Tajkarimi Over the course of this article, we’ll show you how to increase your law firm’s monthly billables by at least 10 hours in only 30 days, while reducing overhead. ... Read more

Five things your disability insurance lawyer wants you to know
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By Nainesh Kotak Being denied short or long-term disability benefits or having your insurance benefits terminated can plunge you into a financial crisis and increase your stress burden. ... Read more

‘How do you represent the people you represent?’
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By Ryan Handlarski I have represented everyone from accused drug traffickers, to accused sexual assaulters, to accused murderers. The stock answer to this question from most criminal lawyers ... Read more

Choice of mediator critical to dispute resolution
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By Peter Israel Whether as a result of Ontario’s mandatory mediation program or — as I’d like to believe — the growing appreciation of the benefits of alternative ... Read more

Recruiting non-licensed MDs to non-medical positions
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By Kate Dewhirst Not everyone who trains as a physician practices medicine or continues to practice medicine. Some choose to work in a hospital environment but not as a physician such as in ... Read more

Nursing home negligence
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By Patrick Brown and Taraneh Etemadi With our aging population, we may all know someone who has been in a nursing home or another form of assisted living facility. According to Statistics ... Read more

Child support for estranged adult children
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By Andrew Feldstein The parties were married for 15 years and had two children. This motion concerned the younger child, an 18-year-old university student. At the age of 13, she made it known ... Read more

What to expect if police suspect you are driving on drugs
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By Joseph Neuberger It is no mystery why Ontario law enforcement and safety advocates urge drivers to stay off the road after they have been using any substances that may result in impairment. ... Read more

Should mediators work on contingency?
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By Mitchell Rose Recently, someone asked me if mediators ever work on contingency. The question took me by surprise. To me, the answer seemed obvious, and so I replied: “No, of course ... Read more

Who’s your daddy? DNA paternity tests in Alberta
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By Marcus Sixta Jerry Springer made a career of the paternity test and they are fought over every day in family court. When it comes to child support there can be strong financial interests ... Read more

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