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NEW Cyclist allegedly distracted by cellphone charged after colliding with transport

SOUTH-WEST OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Ont. — Provincial police say a cyclist, allegedly distracted by his cellphone, is facing a charge after colliding with a transport truck in ... Read more

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Decisions provide guidance on use of reasonable force

Recent jury decisions have given homeowners increased clarity over when and how much force they can use when faced with an intruder in a threatening situation, Calgary criminal ... Read more

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Accident benefit cuts a double-edged sword for insurers

In the second of a two-part series, Bowmanville personal injury lawyer Ron Strike discusses the risks to insurers of reduced accident benefit coverage. Cuts to accident ... Read more

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Charged with a sex crime? Call a lawyer, say nothing to police

A person charged with sexual assault should always speak to their lawyer before saying anything to investigators, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale says. Dale, principal ... Read more

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Wrongful death claims part 2: making a claim

Discovering how much compensation they are entitled to after the death of a loved one can be a confusing and daunting process for surviving family members, Toronto critical injury ... Read more

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OCL costs reversal ruling acts as reminder of governance

A Divisional Court ruling that overturned a costs order issued against the Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL) acts as a reminder of the judicial checks governing the agency's ... Read more

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Let me do the heavy lifting

By Jennifer Samara Shuber On Thursday I embark on a residential move. I am staying in mid-town Toronto – this isn’t a cross-country or cross-continent endeavour. I am moving to a wonderful ... Read more

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Exception permitting termination of benefits ruled unconstitutional

By Laura Williams On May 18, 2018, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the HRTO or Tribunal) released an important interim decision in this case . An interim decision is a decision on a ... Read more


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Hefty fine for auto dealer after door lands on worker's legs
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ESTERHAZY, Sask. — A Saskatchewan auto dealership has been fined $35,000 after a service bay door came down on an employee and fractured both of his legs. The accident at ... Read more

Canada’s secret shame of imprisoned immigrant children
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Canadians may be surprised to learn that their own government detains and imprisons immigrant children, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

Triage your work issues like client cases: Dewhirst
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While lawyers are trained to advocate for their clients, they often fail to do it for themselves, says Toronto legal coach and health care lawyer Kate Dewhirst . That can hurt ... Read more

Sexual harassment policy must promote ‘real change’ in workplace
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Whether a business has five or 500 employees, it must have a sexual harassment policy to educate employees, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya . “A policy ... Read more

Summer camps held to different standard of care in negligence cases
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As parents and children prepare for summer camps, Toronto critical injury lawyer Rikin Morzaria tells AdvocateDaily.com that the law holds operators to a higher standard of ... Read more

Pay-as-you-go legal coaching helps family law self-reps
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A disproportionate percentage of people appearing before a family court judge do so without legal representation, and coaching can help fill the legal void, Calgary and Vancouver ... Read more

Fitness club $7.5M overtime settlement highlights ESA obligations
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If employee overtime hours are not managed properly, it can lead to significant consequences, costs and risks for employers, Toronto employment lawyer Miriam Anbar tells ... Read more

Coroner who didn't probe Wettlaufer victim death testifies at inquiry
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A coroner who failed to find anything suspicious about the deaths of two people killed by an Ontario nurse told a public inquiry Wednesday that he never considered the possibility ... Read more

OCA's long-term disability ruling alters limits
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) ruling raises the possibility of an injured worker claiming long-term disability (LTD) after leaving the job, says Toronto arbitrator and ... Read more

Tread carefully when offering unpaid summer internships
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Employers who plan to use unpaid summer interns should tread carefully, Toronto employment lawyer Bram Lecker tells AdvocateDaily.com . Lecker, principal of Lecker & ... Read more

Court finds title insurer liable for structural deficiencies
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A recent Superior Court decision that found title insurance covered improper and uninspected construction by the previous owners of a house should be comforting to Ontario ... Read more

How mindfulness can help one cope with painful times
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In Part 6 of a seven-part series on mindfulness, Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars discusses three things to remember when we’re in pain . Being ... Read more

Did the PMO overstep by asking Twitter to delete parody account?
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Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler tells Global’s 640 Toronto he’s concerned the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) may have overstepped its authority ... Read more

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Calculating loss of future income for minors
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By Dale Orlando and Hudson Chalmers Nothing is more tragic than having a young child injured due to someone else’s negligence. Calculating the child’s damages for their injuries ... Read more

Read it before you sign it!
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By Inga Andriessen Recently we’ve had quite a few files where one of the parties to the lawsuit claims to not have read a document before they signed it. The document, of course, had major ... Read more

How divorce lawyers and financial advisors can work together
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By Steven Benmor Divorce is one of the greatest threats to our clients’ financial situation, budget and retirement plan. In my 25 years as a divorce lawyer, I have found that every ... Read more

So you’ve received a job offer
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By Nicole Simes Congratulations! However, before accepting your job offer, it is important that you carefully read and understand it. While you may have been offered the job of your dreams, ... Read more

Bill C-51 — evidence in sexual assault cases
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By Joseph Neuberger We have seen a significant shift in the criminal justice system over the past two years that has and will continue to erode the ability of an individual's right to make full ... Read more

Conducting supplier debriefings — is your organization consistent?
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By Michael Gleeson The Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive entitles unsuccessful proponents participating in a procurement valued at $100,000 or more to a supplier debriefing. A ... Read more

Further clarity on meaning of controlled act of psychotherapy
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By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine The controlled act of psychotherapy was proclaimed in force on Dec. 31, 2017. As we discussed in a blog post earlier this year, although the controlled act of psychotherapy ... Read more

Improve client communications at your law firm
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By Tom Ball Communicating effectively with clients and potential clients helps cultivate long-term relationships and trust. Set your law firm apart from the competition by providing ... Read more

Variation of support in the face of a separation agreement
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By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court recently considered a spouse’s request to reduce the child support and spousal support obligations that had been set out in the parties’ ... Read more

Lexop delivers with Certified Email
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By Amir Tajkarimi At Lexop, we believe that a good delivery platform should focus on speed and communication safeguards. It should also protect against legal and regulatory failures while ... Read more

Can you win the lottery and remain anonymous?
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By Ian Hull When it comes to money matters, privacy is a big issue. We see it all the time in the estates area – a great deal of time and planning can go into ensuring that estate ... Read more

Do you need a life insurance trust?
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By Lisa Laredo Answering the question of whether you need a life insurance trust first requires an explanation of what it is. A life insurance trust is a trust established by the settlor to ... Read more

One pageant please; hold the pageantry
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By Marcel Strigberger The Miss America organization announced that its participants will no longer be required to appear in the swimsuit event, nor will the ladies be required to wear evening ... Read more

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