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NEW Lawsuit over solitary confinement in Ontario jails certified as class action

TORONTO — A lawsuit alleging the Ontario government violated the rights of inmates by placing them inappropriately in solitary confinement can proceed as a class ... Read more

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NEW B.C. judge tiptoes through divorce assets of decades long cannabis grow op

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has been placed in the difficult position of dividing assets in a divorce when the couple's "family business" for ... Read more

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NEW GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants 'fairness'

WASHINGTON — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said, breathing new life into the prospect of a ... Read more

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Radnoff: OCA's anti-SLAPP guidance helpful to a limited extent

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decisions in six cases related to the Protection of Public Participation Act highlight that plaintiffs must approach anti-SLAPP motions ... Read more

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Appeal court judgment good news for auditors

A recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal makes it more difficult for auditors and other professionals to be sued by individuals who were not their clients, says ... Read more

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Parents have an obligation to financially support the children

Divorced parents are required to maintain a consistent level of income to support the family and could face financial consequences if a court finds that either party is ... Read more

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How many hats does your health organization wear?

When Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst  advises organizations on how to protect themselves from legal risks, she often finds herself talking about hats — and ... Read more

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Investment in legal advice pays off for landlords, tenants

Landlords and tenants should resist the temptation to go it alone when they encounter legal troubles, Toronto landlord/tenant lawyer  Caryma Sa’d tells  ... Read more

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Family home is an emotional asset in a volatile market

Splitting the matrimonial home upon separation is an emotional task at the best of times but can be downright dreadful in today’s real estate landscape, Toronto family ... Read more

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Why busy law practices need a business lawyer

Incorporation, employment concerns and lease agreements are issues that inevitably come up for lawyers running their own firms — but unless you ... Read more

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Collecting, preserving digital evidence can make or break a case: Plaxton

Experience counts when dealing with crucial video evidence says Crystal Beach, Ont. forensic video analyst Michael Plaxton — a member of an elite crowd of only 57 ... Read more

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Temporary layoff law widely misunderstood

Many businesses and their employees have a poor understanding of Ontario’s temporary layoff laws, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman ... Read more

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SCC clarification hoped for in medical malpractice case

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling provides some guidance for malpractice cases when a number of people are responsible for causing a problem and allows a way for the case ... Read more

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NEW Top court clears way for suing police; men waited until criminal charges over

TORONTO — Canada's top court has paved the way for a pair of separate civil lawsuits to proceed by affirming earlier rulings that two men alleging police assaulted them ... Read more

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Decision: better compensation for public health insurers in class actions

A recent Saskatchewan court decision is significantly improving the way public health insurers are compensated in class-action lawsuits, says Toronto class-action lawyer Margaret ... Read more

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Supreme Court sends strong message to vigilantes

The Supreme Court of Canada has taken a strong stance against vigilante justice, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Fennel, an associate with Hicks Adams LLP .  In ... Read more

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Proving intentional underemployment a tough task

Pursuing an ex-partner for intentional underemployment is not always worth the hassle and expense, Toronto family lawyer  Lisa Gelman tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Shifting to cloud saves time, adds efficiency for family lawyers

Having support calculations available on a cloud computing platform will provide family law practitioners with the flexibility and mobility they need in today’s ... Read more

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Employment law gives Marshall an outlet for advocacy passion

Long before entering the legal profession, Toronto employment lawyer Kathryn Marshall was passionate about advocacy. “I was definitely one of those students ... Read more

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Preparation for LSO audit should happen long before notice given

If law firms take a proactive approach to record-keeping protocols, a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) spot audit will be much less disruptive and stressful, Toronto legal ... Read more

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