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CRTC rejects call to block content pirates, cites lack of jurisdiction

TORONTO — A coalition of media organizations suffered a setback in their fight against so-called content pirates on Tuesday when the Canadian Radio-television and ... Read more

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Feds' new laws will undermine rights of an accused: Smith

In a "misguided" attempt to fix the criminal justice system, the federal government is on the verge of undermining the fair trial rights of defendants, says Toronto criminal ... Read more

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A world of unknowns in franchising cannabis retail outlets

Interest in franchising cannabis retail outlets is growing ahead of proposed legalization of recreational use this fall, but both prospective franchisors and franchisees need to ... Read more

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Ministry sends strong message with jail time for unpaid wages

The owner of a now-defunct restaurant chain who was jailed for 90 days and fined $900,000 for failing to pay former employees wages and other money they were owed is an extreme ... Read more

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Enforcement key to reducing careless driving

Tougher penalties for careless driving are a step in the right direction but are only effective as a deterrent if enforced by police, Windsor personal injury lawyer Gino ... Read more

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Litigation bar ‘slow to understand’ the nature of mediation

It is more important for a mediator to be skilled in the resolution process — where the attributes of patience, understanding, critical thinking and emotional intelligence ... Read more

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Do I need a securities lawyer?

Small business owners who bring on new partners or investors without consulting a securities lawyer are putting themselves at risk, says Edmonton corporate commercial lawyer  ... Read more

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KitKat loses latest battle in the chocolate trademark wars

Nestlé’s failure to trademark the shape of a KitKat bar in the European Union (EU) is the latest in a mixed bag of decisions for the confectionary giant, Toronto ... Read more

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Australian courts lead the way in fighting online defamation: Winkler

Australian courts continue to lead the way when it comes to online defamation and the liability of secondary publishers, Toronto lawyer and mediator  Howard Winkler ... Read more

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Twenty-minute assault of a man on city property a ‘perfect storm’

A recent ruling that found the city of Calgary liable for the injuries a man suffered during a brutal beating at a rapid transit walkway may not hold much sway over future cases ... Read more

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Lawyers' lack of experience, civility a disservice to the profession

When a client has a case that is most certainly going to be lost, counsel has an obligation to persuade them to settle and minimize their damages, Toronto civil and commercial ... Read more

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Tracing missing beneficiaries a headache for executors

Frequently checking your will improves the chance your estate trustee will be able to find all your beneficiaries after your death, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice ... Read more

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Costs, requirements of new real estate transparency law concerning

Although the idea of transparency sounds “laudable,” there are risks if new legislation aimed at ending hidden ownership of real estate in British Columbia make it too ... Read more

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CAO looking for feedback to continue to improve

Since it’s official launch, the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) has been busy providing support to the condo community, Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand ... Read more

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Without a will, rules of intestacy apply

While statistics show that more than half of Canadians don't have a will, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo says it’s important to understand what happens when ... Read more

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Dad furious, PM rapped over transfer of girl's killer to healing lodge

The father of a raped and murdered eight-year-old girl said on Wednesday the transfer of one of her killers to a prison ``healing lodge'' has sparked widespread anger ... Read more

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NHL, former players enter mediation over concussion claims

Circumstances will likely have to change before former professional hockey players can hope to come to a mediated settlement with the National Hockey League (NHL) over their ... Read more

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Lack of a will could be 'troubled water' for Franklin's beneficiaries

Reports that singer Aretha Franklin died without an estate plan are “shocking” and highlight the need for all people — not just the rich and famous — to ... Read more

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Pot smokers should proceed with caution post Oct. 17: Izadi

Canadian cannabis consumers should be cautious after marijuana laws change Oct. 17 because new police powers and the validity of impairment testing equipment both have yet to be ... Read more

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Legal gap closing between temporary and full-time workers

Recent legislation closes the legal gap between temporary and full-time employees, Toronto employment lawyer  Bram Lecker tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Following the ... Read more

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