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Thin-skulled victims protected by tort law principle

The thin-skulled doctrine is a significant part of the everyday work of medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers, says Toronto litigator Richard Shekter . Shekter, a ... Read more

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Intestacy risky for parents of children with disabilities

Parents of children with disabilities have a greater incentive than most to prepare a will before they die, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Kenneth Pope tells ... Read more

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USMCA a missed opportunity to modernize immigration provisions

Canada, the United States and Mexico missed a chance to revamp the list of professions covered in their new free trade agreement, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells ... Read more

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Explaining options and risks key to informed consent

Giving patients options is key to informed consent for medical procedures, Toronto personal injury lawyer David Derfel tells AdvocateDaily.com . In most cases, medical ... Read more

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Proposed tax changes set to remove uncertainty for charities

Draft tax legislation that proposes to remove restrictions on charities’ non-partisan political activities will act to both clarify the rules and give organizations more ... Read more

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A shareholders' agreement at outset can avoid messy litigation later

A recent case underscores why it's crucial to understand what each party’s expectations are and what pre-existing business relationships they bring to the table when ... Read more

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Simplified rules for smaller estates could cut probate costs

Ontario should implement special rules for smaller estates to bypass the need for probate, Toronto trusts and estates lawyer Daniel Bernstein tells AdvocateDaily.com . The ... Read more

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The far-reaching impact of legal cannabis

Just because cannabis is now legal doesn't mean consumption in all circumstances is safe, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya tells The Lawyer’s Daily . ... Read more

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An employee is not entitled to retract an accepted resignation

By Laura Williams For employees who resign from their positions and whose resignation is accepted, the decision is final. In this case , the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered the ... Read more


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Bail granted to man accused of swimming naked with sharks
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The British Columbia man accused of skinny-dipping in a shark tank at Ripley’s Aquarium has been released on bail and is looking forward to dealing with his legal issues in ... Read more

Investigator unearths false claims of harassment
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A woman’s claim of sexual harassment at the office seemed like a slam-dunk case until Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald discovered information that ... Read more

Goldlist and Zero-Gun Violence Movement connect to find solutions
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Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist is drawing on her experience as trial counsel and firearms owner to work with a group trying to end the city’s gun violence. ... Read more

Mentoring in Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program ultimately rewarding
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Mentoring law-school graduates at Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LLP) has been surprising, exhausting, but ultimately extremely satisfying, for Toronto ... Read more

Support decision good for parents of adult disabled children
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A judge’s decision ordering a father to continue to pay child support for his disabled adult son rights a long-standing wrong, Toronto family lawyer Rachel Healey tells ... Read more

Use of customs agents for traffic stop interpretation raises concerns
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Police should handle their own language interpretation services rather than calling in border officers for assistance, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar tells ... Read more

Regulating truck safety: rules and responsibilities
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Trucking company owners are responsible for confirming their drivers are properly trained and following mandated safety legislation to ensure public safety and mitigate the ... Read more

Think before you ‘quip from the lip’
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Using humour in serious situations involves some risk but, with the right checks and balances, it can provide much-needed levity to legal and other proceedings, humourist and ... Read more

Appeal court adopts sensible scope of auditor liability
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A Court of Appeal decision overturning a motion judge’s ruling on auditor liability is logical and consistent with recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, Toronto ... Read more

Cultivating cannabis: condo rules supersede legislation
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Growing weed at home may be legal under the Cannabis Act , but that doesn’t mean everyone can do it, especially those living in condos, Toronto condominium lawyer Deborah ... Read more

Lawyers unfairly held to higher standard over support payments: Benmor
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Lawyers who default on support payments are unfairly held to a higher standard than payors in any other job, Toronto family lawyer and mediator Steven Benmor tells ... Read more

Drug-impaired driving law vulnerable to Charter challenges
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Ordinary drivers will suffer as challenges to the federal government’s drug-impaired driving legislation make their way through the courts, Toronto criminal lawyer Caryma ... Read more

Brown: hit-and-run drivers should face 'harsh criminal penalties'
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Non-criminal charges under the provincial Highway Traffic Act for leaving the scene are never appropriate for hit-and-runs, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells ... Read more

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Always scroll down: Dewhirst
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By Kate Dewhirst The forward email function should be used very carefully. Here’s why … As a lawyer, I get forwarded a lot of emails by my clients. In those emails, there are ... Read more

A benefit of working past 65: employee benefits must continue
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By Doug MacLeod A recent human rights decision may result in Ontario employers paying higher premiums for group employee benefit plans. The employee was a secondary school teacher and ... Read more

Five tips on social media and the impact on your divorce
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By Angela Princewill We are in the day and age where social media is being widely recognized in the court as a form of evidence. Whether it is your Facebook profile, your LinkedIn profile, text ... Read more

Underreported income: the court’s power to impute
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By Andrew Feldstein The parties were married for 20 years and shared four children. The father was an accountant and operated his own business. He held licenses to practice in Manitoba and ... Read more

Cannabis impaired driving – new laws present new challenges
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By Jacob Stilman Unless you have been residing in a cryogenic chamber for the past two years, you know that Oct. 17, 2018 is going to be a red-letter (green-letter?) day for cannabis ... Read more

Is insurance coverage becoming illusory?
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By Michael Lesage Broadly speaking, insurance is a form of risk management, used by people and organizations to distribute and allocate risk. In exchange for payment of a premium, an insurer ... Read more

Abuse of elders becoming more common
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By Charles Ticker I recently came across two articles online from Australia that contain disturbing examples of how the abuse of elders has become more and more common. The first article ... Read more

Always review a current status certificate before buying a condo
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By Lisa Laredo Buying a condo is not the same as buying a house. With a condo, there are a few extra details you should check before signing the deal. A crucial one is the status ... Read more

Protection from phone scams
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By Ryan Duquette A recent report states that by next year almost half of the calls we receive on our mobile devices will be scam calls. These types of phone scams have been around for many ... Read more

A hippie commune for seniors?
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By Ian Hull Is it possible for today’s seniors to return to their hippie past? For some, plans are in the works. Youth of the 1960s were a powerful social force that introduced a ... Read more

Age discrimination: cutting off benefits at 65
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By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag When the new millennium arrived, the Ontario government was put on notice, like many others across the western world. A massive demographic shift was about ... Read more

Parents’ down payment gifts and divorcing children
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By Marcus Sixta The gifting of down payments by parents to their children is on the rise as home ownership becomes increasingly unattainable in many Canadian cities. In fact, parental down ... Read more

Canada Pension Plan vs. long-term disability benefits
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By Nainesh Kotak There are several types of financial aid that may be available to you if you become disabled due to illness or injury and are unable to work. The two most common types of ... Read more

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