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Judge 'properly applied' test in sex assault acquittal

The recent acquittal of a Newfoundland man accused of sexual assault is a stellar example of trial fairness rather than a "bold" legal decision, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly ... Read more

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County law libraries are essential: Spurgeon

If re-elected as a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher, Hamilton personal injury lawyer Andrew Spurgeon says he will work to maintain a healthy county law library system. ... Read more

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You’ve picked an arbitrator, now what?

After an arbitrator has been selected to lead an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, both sides have to be ready to work with that person to get the issue settled ... Read more

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Just-cause terminations can backfire without proper evidence

Firms that terminate someone for “just cause” must be able to support that action with solid evidence, or else the court may award the ex-employee substantial ... Read more

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Explore legal options when renovations go wrong

If a home contractor fails to finish a job or leaves behind shoddy workmanship, grab a camera and start recording the evidence, Ottawa paralegal Amri Murray tells ... Read more

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Separated from one, common-law with another – who gets what?

People who live common-law with a new partner after the breakdown of a marriage are advised to get their affairs in order — and get a will, Toronto litigator Matthew Urback ... Read more

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Options for condo boards looking to ban cannabis

Condo boards have two options if they want to prohibit smoking, growing or processing cannabis within their buildings — they can either amend their declaration or pass a ... Read more

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Be very careful when speaking with the media about patients

By Kate Dewhirst We know this intuitively – but it bears repeating. Health care organizations should be very careful when speaking with the media about specific patient cases. There is a ... Read more

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Are managers entitled to overtime pay?

By Doug MacLeod Many employees and employers believe that overtime pay is included in a person’s salary. This is incorrect for the vast majority of salaried employees. If you are paid a ... Read more


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Decoding automated decision-making in the justice system
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A day-long conference on the use of automated decision-making (ADM) in the Canadian criminal justice system helped build on the critical work of developing a legislative and ... Read more

Issue of access to justice a major flaw in courthouse scheme
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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

OCA decision finds judge altered class-settlement provision
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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

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

Take action to protect yourself after an accident: Ford
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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

Conduct security audits every few years: Downs
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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

Parallel criminal cases add complexity to civil lawsuits
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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

Suing municipalities – exceptions to the 10-day notice period
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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

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

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Bill 74 – what does it really mean?
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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

Champerty, maintenance and litigation lending
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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

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

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

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