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Moreau files class action against TV production company

A $45-million lawsuit has been launched against the production company that makes a number of popular TV programs — including Property Brothers — alleging wages and ... Read more

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Kotak files notice of action on behalf of woman struck by falling concrete

Toronto personal injury lawyer Nainesh Kotak tells NEWSTALK 1010 he plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of a 24-year old woman who was recently struck in the head by a falling ... Read more

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Access to justice: Criminal Injuries Compensation Board claims

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board is a valuable avenue for victims of violent crime to pursue compensation in certain circumstances, says Toronto personal injury lawyer ... Read more

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Ontario law schools abdicating training responsibility: Rosen

Graduates are being left to seek out advocacy training on their own, Toronto criminal lawyer John Rosen tells Law Times , and he wishes Ontario law schools would put a ... Read more

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Jeffery: Immigration Department's use of AI to make decisions 'unfair'

The federal government’s interest in using artificial intelligence (AI) for automated decision-making involving immigration applications, brings up issues of fairness and ... Read more

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Empower workplace to report bullies: Koster

Long-term care facilities that want to reduce workplace bullying must empower bystanders to report bad behaviour, says Toronto workplace violence and elder abuse consultant ... Read more

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A delicate dance: marketing in the legal profession

Jaye Hooper, chair of The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) tells Law Times she worries about the impact on the public’s perception when litigators ... Read more

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How can social media aid your life during a divorce?

By Angela Princewill Not everything about social media is negative. During a divorce, you can use it as a tool to help build yourself to get through this time. Read our post about “ Social ... Read more

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Why you shouldn't listen to your elders

By Ryan Handlarski I don’t mean you shouldn’t listen to your elders ever, but when it comes to entrepreneurship, you should be very skeptical about the advice you get from elders, ... Read more


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Intestacy risky for parents of children with disabilities
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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

USMCA a missed opportunity to modernize immigration provisions
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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

Thin-skulled victims protected by tort law principle
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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

Explaining options and risks key to informed consent
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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

Proposed tax changes set to remove uncertainty for charities
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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

A shareholders' agreement at outset can avoid messy litigation later
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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

Simplified rules for smaller estates could cut probate costs
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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

The far-reaching impact of legal cannabis
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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

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

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An employee is not entitled to retract an accepted resignation
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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

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

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

Providing eldercare? Have an estate discussion
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By Suzana Popovic-Montag We’ve seen it too many times in our estate litigation practice. An adult child moves in with an elderly parent and looks after them in the years leading up to the ... Read more

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