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Trademark trolls will be stymied by new legislation

Amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act are bad news for trolls, Toronto intellectual property lawyer  John Simpson tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The changes are ... Read more

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OCA qualifies breach of contractual duty of good faith claims

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

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No new wills after testamentary capacity lost

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  ... Read more

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New guide provides clarity for retail cannabis shops

Ontario’s cannabis retail store regulations are beginning to take shape, Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer  Anar Dewshi tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Criminalizing egg and sperm donation not the answer: Cohen

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

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Estates bar relieved by competing decision on validity of dual wills

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 ... Read more

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What you should know about powers of attorney for personal care

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

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Radnoff: SCC decision not 'all doom and gloom' for journalists

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

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Court awards damages to physician dismissed from hospital

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

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Agreements around insurance premiums, benefits should be in writing

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision highlights the value of conducting periodic “legal checkups,” Ottawa family and estates lawyer  Timothy N. Sullivan ... Read more

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Dostaler’s client acquitted of care and control charges

Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler ‘s successful result in having her client acquitted of drunk driving charges turned on the fact that the woman's only ... Read more

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Beware of extortionists using #MeToo backdrop for financial gain: Webb

Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb  says she  has witnessed an increase in extortion attempts coinciding with the emergence of the #MeToo movement. ... Read more

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Monetary gifts can't become loans just because the marriage is over

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision highlights the importance of detailing on paper any significant financial transactions with family members, Toronto family lawyer ... Read more

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Get familiar with LTD policy before making a claim: Hoffman

It’s very important that employees familiarize themselves with their employer’s long-term disability (LTD) policy in the event they need to make a claim, Toronto ... Read more

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Gun crime mandatory minimums interfere with Gladue principles: Dale

A Nunavut decision shows mandatory sentences for gun crimes inappropriately constrain judges when dealing with Aboriginal offenders, Toronto criminal and civil litigator  ... Read more

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Pension battle a cautionary tale for divorcing couples, lawyers

A pension battle involving one of his clients that has been before the Ontario courts for nine years is a cautionary tale, says Toronto family lawyer, mediator and parenting ... Read more

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Bury gives legal career advice in new #thelawyercoach column

With more than 25 years of legal experience, Toronto lawyer and certified executive coach Michael Bury  has seen it all — career meltdowns, narcissists, ... Read more

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Avoid emotional family disputes by pre-arranging funeral, writing a will

A dispute between siblings over where their deceased mother’s body should be buried brings up issues around the advantages of making your funeral wishes known, ... Read more

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Hicks' client not guilty of first-degree murder — convicted of manslaughter

   A Toronto man was found not guilty of first-degree murder but convicted of the lesser offence of manslaughter in the 2015 beating death of an Ottawa music ... Read more

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Ignore complaints to college at your own peril: Sunshine

Health professionals need to pay close attention to complaints lodged against them with their college because the consequences can be dire, says Toronto health lawyer Elyse ... Read more

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