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Terminated employees have a duty to mitigate

To secure an enhanced severance package, a terminated employee has to demonstrate they have taken adequate steps to find another job, says Toronto employment lawyer  Matthew ... Read more

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Matrimonial home the focal point of divorce disputes

The matrimonial home often takes centre stage in the fight between divorcing couples, Toronto family lawyer  Carolina Paterson tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Before ... Read more

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Ruling on dangerous driving death speaks to a wider problem

A recent ruling that found an Ottawa man not guilty of dangerous driving causing death and leaving the scene of a fatal collision speaks to a much wider problem, Toronto critical ... Read more

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Events at private school 'an alarm bell' for teachers: Benmor

Faculty at a Toronto private school abdicated their responsibility to students and parents by not immediately repo rting suspected sexual abuse, Toronto family lawyer, ... Read more

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Marcel Strigberger's media roundup

Humour writer, speaker and author Marcel Strigberger is a frequent contributor to a variety of legal and non-legal publications in Canada and the United States. ... Read more

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Court to decide on priority of payment in ATE policy

An Ontario court is deciding who has priority of payment in an After-The-Event (ATE) insurance policy where there may not be any previous agreement for disbursements, says  ... Read more

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E-learning solution for EDI hours, tackling sexual harassment in law firms

News that the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) saw a sharp increase in complaints in the wake of the #MeToo movement highlights that lawyers are also grappling ... Read more

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Creating business plans readies LPP candidates for practice

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program  (LPP) aims to better bridge the gap between law school and the practice of law by having candidates create a solid business ... Read more

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Using excessive intoxication as a defence for sexual assault

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision means that the defence of extreme self-induced intoxication is now available for defendants to use in sexual assault cases, says ... Read more

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Advice for health-care institutions on how to manage patient complaints

When patients complain, health-care facilities must avoid three common mistakes in how they respond, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Arbitration underutilized in employment law: Rudner

Arbitration gives the parties to an employment dispute the chance to create their own specialized court, employment lawyer, mediator and arbitrator  Stuart Rudner ... Read more

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Settlement-oriented Tremain gets results

Whether she’s in court or not, Toronto family lawyer Julia Tremain brings a settlement focus to her work at all times. Tremain, partner with  Waddell Phillips ... Read more

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Internal auditors no match for fraud experts

Companies should have a crisis plan they can quickly put into action when internal fraud is suspected, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald ... Read more

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How divorce impacts permanent resident claims

Separation and divorce for residents who aren’t Canadian citizens doesn’t necessarily mean they will lose their status or be forced to leave the country, St. ... Read more

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Dating following a divorce: what to expect

In the final instalment of a four-part series, Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend  offers tips on how to successfully navigate the ... Read more

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Due diligence a sound strategy against fraud

A defrauded corporate lender who unsuccessfully tried to sue the government to cover $1.8 million in losses was always facing an uphill struggle, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin ... Read more

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Right to disconnect could benefit employers, employees

A legislated “right to disconnect” could yield benefits for employers, Toronto employment lawyer  Sean O’Donnell  tells AdvocateDaily.com . The CBC ... Read more

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Snowbirds: take heed before taking flight

Taking steps to ensure your travel, home and auto insurance coverage is sufficient can contribute greatly to worry-free extended stays in the United States, says Dawn Marchand , ... Read more

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Bankruptcy muddies the waters for employees seeking severance

Employees could be substantially out of pocket if their employer goes bankrupt, says Toronto employment lawyer  Bram Lecker . Under the Employment Standards Act , there ... Read more

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Low helps clients navigate changing employment law waters

Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low  brings calm to clients amid the storm of legislative changes impacting her practice area. “For better or worse, the law tends ... Read more

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