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NEW Proposed changes to corporate crime prosecution need study: Smith

OTTAWA — A federal proposal that would allow prosecutors to suspend criminal charges against companies in certain cases of corporate wrongdoing has been quietly included in ... Read more

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B.C. decision links mild TBI to plaintiff's early onset dementia

In a rare move, the Supreme Court of British Columbia awarded a man almost $1.3 million in damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident where he suffered a mild traumatic brain ... Read more

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$75,000 human rights damages award should have been higher

The owner of a tattoo parlour is lucky he didn’t have to pay more than the $75,000 ordered by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), says Toronto employment and human ... Read more

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SCC decision raises questions about Crime Stoppers survival

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision threatens the survival of Crime Stoppers because it undermines the program’s foundation of anonymity, Toronto criminal and civil ... Read more

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OCA ruling extends LTD coverage years after job ended

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling makes it possible for a person who was injured at work to claim long-term disability (LTD) even after leaving the job, says Toronto ... Read more

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Government amends 'unfair' medical inadmissibility policy

Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery says the federal government took a step in the right direction when it decided to drop rules that prevented disabled would-be ... Read more

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Alert Communications lets criminal lawyers focus on their clients

Criminal lawyers can rest easy knowing their clients will be taken care of by extensively trained agents when they outsource intake to Alert Communications , says Laura Juarez, ... Read more

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Follow these tips to bulletproof your will

With careful consideration during the drafting process, there are ways to make a will bulletproof, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Ian Hull tells AdvocateDaily.com . Key ... Read more

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Common law spouses and claims for constructive trust

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal recently grappled with the important question of when a common-law partner’s claim for a constructive trust interest in a home may or may ... Read more


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New research helps prove future economic loss claims for plaintiffs with TBIs
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A new landmark study on the risk of dementia for individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries is a help to plaintiffs with potential future economic loss claims, Toronto ... Read more

New TLA president calls for separate downtown Toronto youth court
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Mixing youths and adults accused of crimes at a new downtown courthouse could expose minors to exploitation, Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) president Dirk Derstine tells ... Read more

Pedestrian collisions and the need for awareness
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With the number of pedestrian deaths on the rise, it’s critical that people are “situationally aware” at all times, says Toronto orthopaedic spine and trauma ... Read more

DUI changes unfairly target immigrants
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A proposal to increase the maximum penalty for impaired driving could make permanent residents inadmissible to Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells ... Read more

Province's holiday pay reversal good news for employers
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Toronto employment lawyer Deborah Howden says her clients are pleasantly surprised by the provincial government’s reversal on the calculation of public holiday pay. ... Read more

Ontario drivers paying too much for insurance: report
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A recent report that examines the profitability of the auto insurance industry in Ontario shows that companies continue to exceed financial expectations, while the province has ... Read more

Rejection of probate applications confounds lawyers
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A long-established practice to use primary and secondary wills is running up against some turbulence in the courts, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi tells ... Read more

Selective application of prepay policies a risky business
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Restaurants with prepay policies should apply them to everyone or risk exposing themselves to a human rights complaint, Toronto human rights lawyer Andrew Carvajal tells ... Read more

Fennel: 'Culture of complacency' not addressed in Bill C-75
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A move by the federal government to reform Canada’s criminal court system and improve efficiency does not address the “culture of complacency” encountered by ... Read more

Resources for family law cases subject to Hague Convention
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Family law litigants serving documents abroad must make sure they do so in compliance with an international convention on the subject, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar ... Read more

Ruling highlights 'absurd mess' of threshold test
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An Ontario Superior Court decision overruling a jury’s award to a woman injured in a motor vehicle accident will only drive up the cost of personal injury court battles, ... Read more

Marriage, cohabitation contracts offer couples protection
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Marriage and cohabitation agreements offer couples the best protection for their assets should the relationship come to an end, Toronto family lawyer Rick Peticca tells ... Read more

Condo owners could face liability from short-term rentals
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Some condominium corporations are struggling to address the growing popularity of short-term rentals, Toronto condominium lawyers Armand Conant and John De Vellis write in ... Read more

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Court sets out four elements to set aside a release
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By Barry B. Fisher In this matter , the judge had a case where a manager sought to set aside a release that she had signed upon being terminated with allegations of just cause. Had cause not ... Read more

No material change: court dismisses motion to reinstate access
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By Andrew Feldstein This motion was brought by a father who sought to reinstate access to his eight-year-old son, who he had not seen in six years. The father also sought to terminate a ... Read more

Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 passes into law
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By Laura Williams Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 (the Act), has completed the Ontario legislative process and will receive Royal Assent and become law imminently. The Act establishes ... Read more

Looking to revoke an employee’s work from home agreement?
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By Stuart Rudner As technology advances, many companies are open to giving their employees the flexibility to work from home. But what happens when you want to start bringing employees ... Read more

Successor employers: your company has changed hands
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By Bram Lecker and Simon Pelsmakher What happens to your employment after your company changes ownership? The new owners are called successor employers and this is a time when employees are ... Read more

Pot talk: coverage for medical cannabis is here
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag Unless there’s an unexpected shift or delay by our government, the Cannabis Act will make the use of cannabis for recreational purposes legal sometime this summer. ... Read more

Should I have a business lawyer litigate my commercial dispute?
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By Anton Katz Small business owners are often balancing competing demands and interests, and trying to be as cost-efficient as possible when doing so. It’s no different when it ... Read more

The latest on the legality of random drug and alcohol testing
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By Doug MacLeod In 2013, the issue of whether an employer can unilaterally implement random drug testing was addressed by the Supreme Court of Canada . Bottom line: there are very few ... Read more

FATCA: U.S citizens living in Canada – financial asset reporting
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By Alexey Manasuev Part III: Asset value threshold for FATCA reporting U.S. citizens who are currently living in Canada or abroad are required to file Form 8938 (FATCA form) if they meet ... Read more

Five traps you should avoid when a patient complains
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By Kate Dewhirst Every health care organization receives complaints. A complaint is any negative feedback received from a patient or family member of a patient about your services. Health ... Read more

Product liability: can having a garage sale make you liable?
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By David Hollingsworth What do product liability and garage sales have in common? Springtime brings new beginnings. When the warm weather finally comes, we are all anxious to open the doors and ... Read more

You lie, you pay: Andriessen
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By Inga Andriessen Have you ever sworn under oath or affirmed to tell the truth before signing a document in front of a notary or commissioner for taking oaths? Did you take it seriously? If you ... Read more

Forcillo appeal decision doesn't alter law around police force
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By Jacob Stilman On July 27, 2013, Const. James Forcillo of the Toronto Police confronted Sammy Yatim, who was armed with a knife, yelling in a threatening manner, while standing alone inside ... Read more

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