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NEW Personal injury lawyer to pitch WNBA franchise for Toronto

Toronto personal injury lawyer, entrepreneur, and basketball fan Jasmine Daya intends to make a pitch to the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) to bring a ... Read more

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SCC ruling notes problem people of colour have with police

The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision to set aside a man’s gun- and drug-related convictions because he was arbitrarily detained and searched is another ... Read more

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New measures help most vulnerable immigrants

Three new measures recently announced by the federal government will help vulnerable newcomers establish themselves in Canada, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . ... Read more

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Municipalities need to make secondary roads safer for cyclists

Ontario municipalities are taking steps to improve and maintain road conditions for cyclists but more needs to be done as biking increases in popularity, says Oakville personal ... Read more

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Flat-fee pricing comes to family law: Princewill

Flat-fee packages can help family law litigants take control of their legal costs, says Pickering family lawyer Angela Princewill . Princewill, principal of AP Lawyers , ... Read more

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Abhorrent conditions continue to result in reduced sentences

As long as those awaiting trial are subjected to harsh conditions, judges will continue to compensate them by reducing their sentences upon conviction, says Toronto criminal ... Read more

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Restrictive covenants in employment contracts must be reasonable

Companies that want employees to sign non-competition or non-solicitation agreements have to ensure these documents are appropriately structured or else they will not be ... Read more

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Ford not hitting on all cylinders but on the right road: Rastin

Ontario’s Conservative government deserves praise for many initiatives announced in its first year in power, though it's at the risk of making serious missteps in some ... Read more

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Cannabis legalization doesn’t mean you can be high at work

By Stuart Rudner On Oct. 17, 2018, the recreational use of cannabis was decriminalized. For several years before that, I spoke at conferences to address extensive fears that decriminalization ... Read more

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Washington is the first state to allow human remains to be composted

By Suzana Popovic-Montag You’re likely familiar with the Christian burial phrase “ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” While that phrase has been recited over graves for centuries, it may ... Read more


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Pilot’s victory classic application of anti-SLAPP law: Winkler
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The dismissal of an airline’s $10-million defamation claim against a former pilot is a textbook case of anti-SLAPP legislation in action, says Toronto litigator and mediator ... Read more

Legal legend Campion has done it all during five decades in law
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Toronto civil litigator John Campion calls himself the Forrest Gump of 1968. That was the year before he enrolled in the University of Toronto’s law school, and ... Read more

Lawyers Financial developing retirement plan for legal community
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The legal community may soon be able to get in on the ground floor of an “innovative” retirement plan designed specifically for lawyers and their staff, says Dawn ... Read more

Electronic monitoring can tip the scales in difficult cases
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Electronic monitoring is an important factor that courts consider when deciding whether to grant bail to a person who might otherwise be detained, says Steve Tan, partner with ... Read more

Concerns over police using facial recognition tools 'very real'
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Canadians should urge their governments to follow the lead of San Francisco and ban the use of facial recognition tools by police services, Toronto criminal lawyer Jill ... Read more

When to choose a jury in a medical malpractice case: Cahill
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In complicated medical malpractice cases, the plaintiff’s lawyer often struggles with the decision of whether to take the case to a jury, Toronto personal injury lawyer ... Read more

How to legally get out of a lease: Murray
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Fixed-term leases aren’t as iron-clad as they might appear to a landlord or tenant who wants to get out of their contract, says Ottawa paralegal Amri Murray . Murray, ... Read more

Hexigent principals join RSM Canada
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Clients will reap the benefits of Ryan Duquette and Jason Green’s move from Hexigent Consulting to RSM Canada , including access to a global network and wider service ... Read more

Right to sue for internet defamation comes with time limits
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Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir says her firm’s victory in a defamation lawsuit is an important lesson in timeliness. Mahabir, an associate with ... Read more

Little-known board helps with children's aid society disputes
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Ontarians locked in a dispute with a children’s aid society over fostering or adoption issues can expect a quick and fair hearing from a remarkable, but little-known ... Read more

Criminal appeals true test of lawyer's mettle: Dale
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Arguing a criminal appeal is one of the biggest tests a lawyer will face, requiring meticulous preparation and strong advocacy skills, says Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale ... Read more

Seven ways to make any law firm run better
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Humourist and author Marcel Strigberger says his "Seven Simple Ways to Diffuse Problems and Prevent Trouble" approach can help make any law firm run smoother. A retired ... Read more

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Petty estate dispute intensifying
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By Charles Ticker A recent story online outlines the current dispute involving the estate of the deceased musician Tom Petty. He died on Oct. 2, 2017 at the age of 66. The Petty estate ... Read more

Head-to-toe summer safety for kids and parents
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By Alison Burrison Enjoying lots of healthy outdoor activities and sports is one of my favourite things about summer – but it’s important not to forget about safety in your ... Read more

Raptors parade chaos causes injury
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By Jasmine Daya Twenty-four years later and the Raptors managed to clinch the NBA championship title this year. Once the Raptors hit the playoffs, the excitement in Toronto soared and ... Read more

Directors sent to jail for failure to pay employee wages
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By Doug MacLeod If you are a director or a party to a unanimous shareholder agreement did you know that you are personally liable for unpaid wages and you could go to jail for up to one year ... Read more

Trigger alert: life changes mean you need to change your will
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By Lisa Laredo You’ve written a will — great! But when was the last time you reviewed it? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then it’s probably time to do ... Read more

University tribunals are no substitute for courts
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By Joseph Neuberger The growing concern to address sexual assault allegations on university campuses has resulted in a new vigilance to investigate and litigate allegations against students and ... Read more

Are you fully compliant? Five reasons to go to a U.S. tax adviser
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By Alexey Manasuev You work hard for your money. Naturally, you want to keep as much of it as possible when you file your taxes. If you’re an individual filing a simple U.S. tax return , ... Read more

Conflicting statutory obligations do not absolve employer of duties
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By Laura Williams Employers in Canada are subject to a variety of legislation that governs the way they conduct business in areas ranging from environmental compliance to employee relations. ... Read more

No magic age when children make their own health privacy decisions
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By Kate Dewhirst This comes as a surprise to most lay people. In Ontario, and in many jurisdictions around the world, children make their own health privacy decisions when they are ... Read more

Email fraud is common: it even happens at work
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By Dave Oswald Did you know that email isn’t – and was never deigned to be – a secure way to communicate? Fake emails can be quickly created and doctored to look real, ... Read more

Grow your firm with data-driven decisions
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By Erica Birstler Making data-driven decisions is a powerful tactic that can help any business, including law firms. Basing strategy and initiatives off of numbers and trends makes it much ... Read more

Laugh at death (on us)
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By Ian Hull During the past Halloween season, I couldn’t help laughing as I drove by a home in the country that had a very realistic looking, life-sized grim reaper on the front ... Read more

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