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Issue of access to justice a major flaw in courthouse scheme

Planned courthouse assignments for the Toronto area could prevent those charged with offences from getting a timely release on bail, restricting access to justice and clogging ... Read more

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OCA decision finds judge altered class-settlement provision

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision that found a motion judge erred by ordering plaintiffs’ counsel to donate $1.5 million of their fees to charity highlights the perils of ... Read more

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Bill C-76 a poor solution to election tampering: Winkler

Recently enacted federal laws aimed at curbing the misuse of online platforms during elections do not address the real problem, Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler ... Read more

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Take action to protect yourself after an accident: Ford

The simple act of taking photos after a car accident can help avoid insurance squabbles down the road, Kamloops personal injury lawyer Matthew Ford tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Conduct security audits every few years: Downs

Larger companies can sometimes be the most vulnerable when it comes to security, Toronto-area private detective Jim Downs tells AdvocateDaily.com . “The bigger the ... Read more

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Parallel criminal cases add complexity to civil lawsuits

The existence of a criminal investigation should not stop injury victims from filing civil claims arising out of the same incidents, Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya ... Read more

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Suing municipalities – exceptions to the 10-day notice period

People who suffer injuries on municipal property in Ontario have only 10 days to file a claim, but it’s important to know there are exceptions to that rule, Toronto trial ... Read more

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Bill 74 – what does it really mean?

By Kathy O'Brien This blog delves into what Bill 74 will really mean for the Ontario health care system – what exactly is changing? What powers will the minister have, what powers will ... Read more

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Champerty, maintenance and litigation lending

By Amanda Bafaro Concerns over litigation lending have long be rooted in fears of champerty and maintenance; maintenance of an action in exchange for a promise to share in the proceeds of an ... Read more


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Ruling on ATE proceeds important for access to justice
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A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision that found it is up to the insured plaintiff to decide how his After-the-Event (ATE) insurance proceeds are to be paid is a win ... Read more

Vehicle ‘black boxes’ need tighter rules: Dillon
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While you have the right to remain silent, your vehicle’s so-called black box could give up valuable evidence to determine if you were at fault in a collision, says London, ... Read more

How to handle an in-custody appeal
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Managing client expectations is a key part of handling in-custody appeals, Toronto criminal lawyer Lindsay Daviau tells AdvocateDaily.com . “Appeals are quite ... Read more

TLA honours justice and lawyer during awards gala
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A Supreme Court justice and a lawyer renowned for her commitment to youth in the criminal justice system have been honoured at the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) Awards Gala, ... Read more

Lawyers flex creative muscle to commemorate Law Day
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As Law Day approaches, mock trials have become a favourite community activity among Ontario’s Law Associations, says Katie Robinette, executive director of the Federation ... Read more

Properly worded shareholders agreement is a must: Horst
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When someone dies with a life insurance policy listing a clear beneficiary, anyone with a dispute should have solid evidence to support their argument, Toronto corporate lawyer ... Read more

Know your rights in an airline accident: Lee
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Depending on where you travel, it can be complicated to seek a remedy through the courts for an airline injury, Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew M. Lee tells ... Read more

E-wills are coming, till then paper documents crucial: Wahbi
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While electronic forms of wills may be common one day, there are a number of hurdles that have to be dealt with to get there, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi tells ... Read more

AI, machine learning will revolutionize fraud detection: Duquette
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Though artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies are still in their infancy, both hold large promise for businesses in the battle against cybercrime and ... Read more

Lawyers Financial offers a variety of travel insurance
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A last-minute getaway after a long, cold winter may be in the plans for some, but don’t forget about travel insurance in your haste to escape, says Dawn Marchand , ... Read more

Mediation can help couples narrow disputed issues
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When breaking up gets too hard to do in court, divorcing couples are increasingly taking a time out from litigation to settle some or all of their issues in mediation, says ... Read more

Rushing cohabitation agreements a recipe for disaster
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Unmarried couples should leave themselves plenty of time to negotiate a cohabitation agreement before moving in together, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin tells ... Read more

Divorcing business partners urged to hire a valuator
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Divorcing couples with a family company should consider hiring a business valuator to accurately determine the value of their enterprise, Calgary and Vancouver family lawyer ... Read more

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Summary judgment for parenting time
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By Andrew Feldstein The parties were married for ten years and have four children. In 2013, a final consent order determined that the parents would have joint custody and that the children ... Read more

Know your rights: Neuberger
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By Joseph Neuberger Being arrested, detained or charged with a crime can leave you feeling scared and vulnerable. It’s important to remember that in a situation like this, you still have ... Read more

Blended families complicate estate planning
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By Lisa Laredo You already know that dying without a will is the safest way to ensure that you have absolutely no options whatsoever as to how your estate is to be divided. (And if you ... Read more

Professionalism matters: Andriessen
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By Inga Andriessen The word professional is battered about a lot these days. When I first went to law school, it was said that the difference between a profession and an occupation is that ... Read more

Can your Toronto small business avoid litigation?
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By Anton Katz As a small business owner, you’re probably no stranger to setting goals for your business and mapping out a plan to achieve those goals. But there’s one thing you ... Read more

New harassment damages — be mindful of potential liability
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By Laura Williams Recently, Ontario courts have been faced with an increase of claims for harassment damages by employees claiming they have been mistreated by their employers. Previously, the ... Read more

Health privacy update: complainant does not get two kicks at the can
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By Kate Dewhirst In decision 80 of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, the wife of a deceased patient was concerned that a hospital doctor wrongly shared her husband’s ... Read more

How to recover interest on lawsuit loans
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By Amanda Bafaro In the words of Kenny Rogers, know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Not every case will be suitable to argue every issue. Knowing your case and picking your facts is ... Read more

Car accident injury lawsuit, disability claim dispute tried together
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By Nainesh Kotak It’s not uncommon for persons injured in a car accident to file multiple claims for compensation, depending on the circumstances of the accident and their injuries. ... Read more

Claims involving minors
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By Jasmine Daya One of the most difficult areas within personal injury involves claims involving minors. Injuries arising from daycare or school negligence, playground incidents due to faulty ... Read more

Five things that will disappear in our lifetime
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag It never stops. Another year on the calendar turns, and we receive another jolting reminder of the years passing. It’s not just loved ones that we lose over time – ... Read more

Homemade separation agreement ends up costing time and money
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By Lisa Gelman Hiring an experienced family lawyer is a critical step when going through a separation or divorce . It may be tempting to attempt to cut costs by going through the process ... Read more

Filing a claim with the labour board
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By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) governs the rules organizations must follow when they engage employees and service providers. The ESA also stipulates ... Read more

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