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Condo owners could face liability from short-term rentals

Some condominium corporations are struggling to address the growing popularity of short-term rentals, Toronto condominium lawyers  Armand Conant  and John De Vellis ... Read more

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OCA reserves decision on court transcript dispute

The Court of Appeal (OCA) has reserved its decision regarding a dispute about how court transcript copies are paid after a new Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) policy was implemented, says ... Read more

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Insurers' excessive profits symptom of broken regime

A report showing Ontarians are still overpaying for insurance is evidence of the province’s broken no-fault insurance system, Barrie-area personal injury lawyer  Steve ... Read more

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Condos should use rules not bylaws for pot

Condominium corporations should adopt rules that prohibit growing marijuana in their complexes ahead of legalization later this year, says Toronto condominium lawyer Joel ... Read more

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How to run a smooth AGM

Small governance changes can translate into big improvements when it comes to the running of annual general meetings, Toronto health lawyer Michael Gleeson tells ... Read more

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Cohabitation agreement can save thousands in future legal fees

Having a conversation with your common-law partner about how assets will be divided in the event of a breakup might be uncomfortable but it’s important, Toronto family ... Read more

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Judge acquits Botting's client of sex attack charges

British Columbia criminal lawyer Gary Botting ’s client was acquitted of charges laid in connection with a sexual attack on three women in Vancouver, the Vancouver Sun ... Read more

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Private schools more proactive in approach to sex abuse allegations

Private schools facing historical allegations of sexual misconduct by former teachers have begun taking a noticeably more proactive approach to potential scandals, Toronto civil ... Read more

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Hicks: OCA decision 'right one' for police officer who shot teenager

The Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has made the right decision in upholding the attempted murder conviction of a police officer who shot a teenager on a streetcar, says Toronto ... Read more

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Abused men’s shelter challenges myths, stereotypes

The Canadian Shelter for Abused Men and Children will be the first of its kind in Canada, providing  services  to men only, but it needs $150,000 more in donations ... Read more

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ATE insurance a risk mitigation strategy for plaintiffs

Personal injury plaintiffs facing opponents who would rather play hardball than settle can level the playing field with after-the-event (ATE) insurance, says  Nick Robson , ... Read more

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The importance of the defence, no matter the crime

While lawyers are challenged about the people they represent “all the time,” Toronto criminal lawyer Tyler Smith tells the Durham Region News that he’s ... Read more

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Supreme Court says garage not liable for teen crash in stolen car

OTTAWA — A garage owner should not be held responsible for the terrible injuries a teen suffered when he and a friend stole a car from his lot and crashed it in a ... Read more

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Decision raises issues about legal tactics in residential school claims

TORONTO — Survivors of the notorious St. Anne's residential school have no right to documents they argued were crucial to compensating them for the horrific abuses they ... Read more

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Married vs. common-law rights in estate matters

Married couples and those in common-law relationships are generally treated the same in estates matters, but there are a couple of key differences that can have a financial impact ... Read more

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Substantial return on ACL software investment: Bass

This is the final instalment in a two-part series where Korbitec president Alan Bass discusses the reasons law firms should consider adopting the cost-effective ... Read more

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OCA ruling holds police accountable for their actions: Rosen

By upholding the attempted murder conviction of an officer who shot a dying teenager, the Ontario Court of Appeal  (OCA) has reinforced the principle that police must ... Read more

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Does your PI lawyer go the extra mile?

Personal injury lawyers need to be available to their clients whenever and wherever they’re required, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Andrew M. Lee . People who ... Read more

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Tougher distracted driving penalties on the horizon

In an attempt to rectify the growing issue of distracted driving, the province has pushed for stiffer fines for convicted drivers and will introduce an escalating penalty system ... Read more

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Marchetti welcomes new judge positions in budget

Toronto family lawyer  Christine Marchetti is eagerly awaiting the extra judges promised to Ontario in the federal budget. The budget , introduced earlier this year in ... Read more

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