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Proposed changes to corporate crime prosecution need study: Smith

OTTAWA — A federal proposal that would allow prosecutors to suspend criminal charges against companies in certain cases of corporate wrongdoing has been quietly ... Read more

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B.C. decision links mild TBI to plaintiff's early onset dementia

In a rare move, the Supreme Court of British Columbia awarded a man almost $1.3 million in damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident where he suffered a mild traumatic brain ... Read more

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$75,000 human rights damages award should have been higher

The owner of a tattoo parlour is lucky he didn’t have to pay more than the $75,000 ordered by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), says Toronto employment ... Read more

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SCC decision raises questions about Crime Stoppers survival

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision threatens the survival of Crime Stoppers because it undermines the program’s foundation of anonymity, Toronto criminal and civil ... Read more

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OCA ruling extends LTD coverage years after job ended

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling makes it possible for a person who was injured at work to claim long-term disability (LTD) even after leaving the job, says Toronto ... Read more

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Government amends 'unfair' medical inadmissibility policy

Toronto immigration lawyer  Matthew Jeffery  says the federal government took a step in the right direction when it decided to drop rules that prevented disabled ... Read more

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Alert Communications lets criminal lawyers focus on their clients

Criminal lawyers can rest easy knowing their clients will be taken care of by extensively trained agents when they outsource intake to Alert Communications , says Laura ... Read more

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Follow these tips to bulletproof your will

With careful consideration during the drafting process, there are ways to make a will bulletproof, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Ian Hull  tells  ... Read more

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New research helps prove future economic loss claims for plaintiffs with TBIs

A new landmark study on the risk of dementia for individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries is a help to plaintiffs with potential future economic loss claims, Toronto ... Read more

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New TLA president calls for separate downtown Toronto youth court

Mixing youths and adults accused of crimes at a new downtown courthouse could expose minors to exploitation,  Toronto Lawyers Association  (TLA) president Dirk Derstine ... Read more

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Pedestrian collisions and the need for awareness

With the number of pedestrian deaths on the rise, it’s critical that people are “situationally aware” at all times, says Toronto orthopaedic spine and trauma ... Read more

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DUI changes unfairly target immigrants

A proposal to increase the maximum penalty for impaired driving could make permanent residents inadmissible to Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells ... Read more

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Province's holiday pay reversal good news for employers

Toronto employment lawyer  Deborah Howden says her clients are pleasantly surprised by the provincial government’s reversal on the calculation of public holiday pay. ... Read more

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Ontario drivers paying too much for insurance: report

A recent report that examines the profitability of the auto insurance industry in Ontario shows that companies continue to exceed financial expectations, while the province has ... Read more

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Rejection of probate applications confounds lawyers

A long-established practice to use primary and secondary wills is running up against some turbulence in the courts, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Mary Wahbi tells ... Read more

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Selective application of prepay policies a risky business

Restaurants with prepay policies should apply them to everyone or risk exposing themselves to a human rights complaint, Toronto human rights lawyer  Andrew Carvajal ... Read more

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Fennel: 'Culture of complacency' not addressed in Bill C-75

A move by the federal government to reform Canada’s criminal court system and improve efficiency does not address the “culture of complacency” encountered by ... Read more

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Resources for family law cases subject to Hague Convention

Family law litigants serving documents abroad must make sure they do so in compliance with an international convention on the subject, Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne ... Read more

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Ruling highlights 'absurd mess' of threshold test

An Ontario Superior Court decision overruling a jury’s award to a woman injured in a motor vehicle accident will only drive up the cost of personal injury court battles, ... Read more

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Marriage, cohabitation contracts offer couples protection

Marriage and cohabitation agreements offer couples the best protection for their assets should the relationship come to an end, Toronto family lawyer Rick Peticca  tells ... Read more

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