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Short-term rentals causing headaches for condo boards

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

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Procurement team education boosts compliance, lowers risk in healthcare sector

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

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Getting to the heart of the matter in commercial mediations

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

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Balanced decision in case of intentional underemployment: Peticca

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

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Bail monitoring goes high-tech with voice verification

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

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Divorce Act changes may encourage a less-adversarial process

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

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Spousal support/alimony: what is it and how do I get it?

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

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Child custody reform — Bill C-78 federal government divorce reform: Part 2

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


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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

Transition tax places 'further burden' on U.S. taxpayers
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The 2017 U.S. tax reform imposed a one-time transition tax on earnings of certain foreign corporations — and, for affected U.S. individuals who own shares in these entities, ... Read more

Social media evidence may be used to refute personal injury claim
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Personal injury plaintiffs may want to err on the side of caution when it comes to posting to their social media accounts, Easy Legal Finance Inc. president and CEO ... Read more

Conduct due diligence before agreeing to act as an ETDL
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If approached to be an estate trustee during litigation (ETDL), it is important to agree to do so only with an understanding of what the role will entail and the inherent risk of ... Read more

Mine fines show importance of LMIA compliance
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A record penalty for a Nova Scotia mine owner shows the importance of strict compliance with Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs), Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman ... Read more

Wrongful death claims part 3: prevention
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Legislative changes could reduce the need for wrongful death claims, Toronto critical injury lawyer Alison Burrison tells AdvocateDaily.com . Burrison, a partner with ... Read more

Internet tax fair way to regulate embattled broadcast industry
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An internet tax to fund Canadian content could help level the playing field for traditional broadcasters that are suffering from reduced advertising revenue and rampant piracy ... Read more

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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

Sexual assault allegations and the presumption of innocence
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By Joseph Neuberger Any criminal allegation must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt. All persons accused of an offence is innocent until proven guilty. That is the presumption ... Read more

Travel much? Currency exchange is getting easier
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By Ian Hull We’ve seen it first hand in many estates situations: families with property and assets in different countries. In the estate administration process, this can present a ... Read more

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