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SCC decision 'classic example' of overlap between estates, family law

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision provides counsel with a roadmap for unjust enrichment claims, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph tells AdvocateDaily.com . The 7-2 ... Read more

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Trump's willingness to intervene in Meng detention roils Canada's justification

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reaffirmed Canada's commitment to the rule of law following Donald Trump's declaration that he might intervene in charges against ... Read more

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Plan ahead to ensure office holiday party is festive — and safe

Office holiday parties are meant to be fun events to foster a collegial environment, but they can turn into disasters for employers who fail to plan adequately, Markham, ... Read more

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Addressing root causes of intimate partner abuse

Ontario has come a long way in addressing domestic abuse, but with dozens of women still dying at the hands of their partners in this country every year, there is more work to be ... Read more

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Tailor ADR clauses to match needs of parties to commercial contracts

In the final instalment of a two-part series on ADR trends, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin offers guidance on how to craft effective ADR clauses in commercial ... Read more

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Alberta’s Family Property Act: new protection for common-law couples

An update of Alberta legislation will create a more equitable way of dividing assets when common-law couples split, says Calgary and Vancouver family lawyer Marcus Sixta . ... Read more

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Smith brings cool head to estate litigation

Problem-solving is the name of the game for Toronto estate litigator David M. Smith . After more than two decades at the bar, Smith, partner with Hull & Hull LLP , ... Read more

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Theft of intellectual property in the workplace

By Tyler Hatch Recent surveys suggest that half of employees admit to stealing intellectual property (IP) from their company when they are fired. Their reasons appeared to range anywhere ... Read more

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Employment law – changing of the seasons

By Mitchell Rose Change is in the air. The leaves have turned bright colours, and many, if not most, have fallen to the ground. Seemingly endless summer heat waves have turned to cold days, ... Read more


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NEW Dennis Oland murder trial focuses on his father's missing iPhone
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SAINT JOHN, N.B. — One of the most baffling aspects of the Richard Oland murder case was the focus of attention at his son's trial on Wednesday: What happened to the ... Read more

Bill increases penalties for drivers who kill, injure vulnerable road users
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Re-tabled legislation aimed at improving safety for Ontario’s most vulnerable road users is significant, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells ... Read more

Trademark trolls will be stymied by new legislation
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Amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act are bad news for trolls, Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson tells AdvocateDaily.com . The changes are contained ... Read more

Joint accounts between parents and children spur estate litigation
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Parents should resist the temptation to set up joint accounts with their children, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com . Kirsh, a partner ... Read more

OCA qualifies breach of contractual duty of good faith claims
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision is "interesting" because it galvanizes the very high threshold required to succeed with a breach of contractual duty of good ... Read more

No new wills after testamentary capacity lost
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Family members create problems for themselves when they encourage a person to sign a new will after they’ve lost testamentary capacity, Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne ... Read more

New guide provides clarity for retail cannabis shops
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Ontario’s cannabis retail store regulations are beginning to take shape, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi tells AdvocateDaily.com . Following the ... Read more

Criminalizing egg and sperm donation not the answer: Cohen
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Canada’s fertility laws need to be changed in order to protect donors and the children they help create, Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen tells CBC Radio . ... Read more

Estates bar relieved by competing decision on validity of dual wills
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The estates bar can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that a Superior Court judge has declined to follow the example of a colleague on the bench whose decision called the ... Read more

Radnoff: SCC decision not 'all doom and gloom' for journalists
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Media outlets should be pleased in principle with a Supreme Court of Canada decision even though it forced the journalist at the centre of the case to hand over his materials to ... Read more

What you should know about powers of attorney for personal care
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In the final instalment of a two-part series on powers of attorney, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft discusses POAs for personal care. Laypeople can ... Read more

Court awards damages to physician dismissed from hospital
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The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that a physician who was terminated without cause is entitled to damages despite any difficulties he may have had in the workplace, Toronto ... Read more

Agreements around insurance premiums, benefits should be in writing
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A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision highlights the value of conducting periodic “legal checkups,” Ottawa family and estates lawyer Timothy N. Sullivan tells ... Read more

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Choose the right executor for your estate
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By Lisa Laredo One of the many important decisions you need to make when making a will is choosing an executor for your estate. This is the person who will wind up your affairs. Choosing ... Read more

Backing out of an Ontario Agreement of Purchase and Sale
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By Michael Lesage Two recent Superior Court decisions should serve as a reminder that backing out of a signed (and enforceable, which is not always the case) Agreement of Purchase and Sale ... Read more

Once resignation accepted by employer, employee cannot resile
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By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge had a situation where an employee gave her employer four months’ notice of her resignation because she did not want to be involved in an ... Read more

Brain injury among the most catastrophic car accident injuries
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By Nainesh Kotak Acquired brain injury refers to a brain injury sustained after birth. More than 1.5 million Canadians currently live with acquired brain injury. Motor vehicle accidents are ... Read more

Does your elderly parent need help?
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By Ian Hull It’s a situation shared by many – you have a single elderly parent living alone. They’ve always been able to handle their day-to-day needs, with the ... Read more

Send in the Martians: Strigberger
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By Marcel Strigberger So the Insight spacecraft has landed on Mars. Is this huge? I’m not sure. This is the eighth spacecraft to land on the red planet but I am actually totally disappointed ... Read more

The technology ghosts of law firms past — and present
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By Amir Tajkarimi Many businesses have come to rely on the office trifecta: Word , Outlook and the fax . Law firms are no different, but there some pretty convincing reasons to question ... Read more

Valuing employee pensions in wrongful dismissal cases
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By Doug MacLeod A long service, older worker is terminated. Under the terms of the individual’s pension plan, the employer is not permitted to continue his participation in the pension ... Read more

Cross-examination by video conferencing: still the exception
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By Amelia Phillips Under what circumstances can a witness be compelled to attend cross-examination outside of the jurisdiction in which he/she lives versus, say, by video conferencing? While the ... Read more

Access to justice – watering down lawyer relationship not the answer
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By Inga Andriessen Warning – rant ahead. Worse, it’s a rant that only lawyers probably care about. Read on at your own peril. There are many days, well frankly all of them, that ... Read more

Happy Holi-daze – an update on social host liability
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By Mackenzie Irwin As we head into the holiday season, many employers will be hosting holiday parties for their employees. With the recent legalization of cannabis and a new decision out of the ... Read more

Child access in same-sex relationships
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By Andrew Feldstein Notions of the “traditional” family unit have evolved over time. Accordingly, the judicial system needs to adapt to be better equipped to adjudicate new issues ... Read more

Like it or not: forcing the sale of the matrimonial home
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By Lisa Gelman The court recently examined the interesting question of whether, and under what circumstances, a party can obtain an order to sell their matrimonial home even when their ... Read more

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