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Top two reasons wills are challenged: Urback

A claim of lack of capacity is a common reason wills are challenged and it can lead to a lengthy and costly legal process, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Matthew ... Read more

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Open-minded approach to condo mediation pays dividends

Approaching mediation with an open mind can improve the chances of settlement, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator  Megan Mackey . Under the province’s ... Read more

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League agrees to quit Humboldt Broncos trademark bid

It's good news that the faceoff between the Humboldt Broncos and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) in the wake of the fatal bus tragedy is in the process of being ... Read more

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Detailed agreement key when creating partnership structure

A partnership can be a flexible and desirable option for many businesses, but its success can be largely dependent on a strong partnership agreement that addresses a number of ... Read more

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Long-term disability insurance part 1: the basics

With almost two decades of experience advising clients with long-term disability (LTD) claims, Ottawa personal injury lawyer  Najma Rashid has answered just about ... Read more

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Understanding why some domestic complainants recant

The reasons why domestic assault complainants recant their statements is an issue that deserves further exploration to ensure everyone has access to justice, Oshawa criminal ... Read more

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Prepared self-reps make process more efficient: Daudlin

With an increasing number of people representing themselves in court, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin  says litigants need to be prepared when they go before the ... Read more

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Insolvent estates add stress to sad situation

An insolvent estate adds a layer of complexity to an already emotionally fraught situation, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer  Michele Allinotte  tells  ... Read more

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Burrison: electric shock drowning a 'silent killer'

With camp and cottage season around the corner, it’s important for people to be aware of the dangers posed by electric shock drowning (ESD), Toronto critical injury lawyer ... Read more

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OCA decision reinforces link between tort law and public policy

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision reinforces the role of tort law in encouraging behaviour in the public interest, Toronto civil litigator Patricia Virc  tells ... Read more

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Legal guardianship and RDSPs: a primer

In the first installment of a two-part series, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer Ken Pope looks at the critical reasons parents of non-competent children ... Read more

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Toronto lawyer Doug MacLeod seeks seat in University-Rosedale

Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod  has never been a member of any political party — in fact, until he threw his hat into the ring for the June 7 Ontario election, ... Read more

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Eldercare accommodation requests on the rise

Employers should prepare themselves for a spike in accommodation requests from employees with elderly family members due to Canada’s aging population, Windsor employment ... Read more

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Multiple complaints against same physician can assist plaintiff

The recent two-year suspension of an Ontario gynecologist for professional misconduct highlights the importance of coming forward with complaints of mistreatment or malpractice, ... Read more

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Meeting the challenges of small and mid-sized law firms

Small and medium-sized law firms have to be especially nimble and forward thinking   in dealing with the challenges of today’s legal services environment, says Mark ... Read more

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Overcrowded courts a problem here to stay: Gadhia

Despite the construction of a new courthouse in the downtown core of Canada's largest city, the challenges associated with the lack of available space for proceedings will ... Read more

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Jail guards to stand trial for alleged role in death of Ontario inmate

TORONTO — Two guards at a London, Ont., jail will have to stand trial for their alleged role in an inmate's death, Ontario's top court ruled Monday, reversing an earlier ... Read more

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Wright retained to argue appeal for proposed Uber driver class action

The Uber driver who launched a proposed $400-million class action against the global ride-sharing app is appealing an Ontario judge’s decision to stay the lawsuit, says ... Read more

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Email fraud more common than you think: Oswald

Emails were never designed as a secure form of communication and can be manipulated to look legitimate, sometimes by fraudsters who sit right next to you at work, Toronto forensic ... Read more

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Wrongful dismissal ruling a warning for employers

A recent wrongful dismissal lawsuit that imposed stiff moral and punitive damages against a major retailer could have a "significant impact" on future settlements, says ... Read more

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