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Colman’s client recovers more than $60,000 in support

Toronto family lawyer  Gene C. Colman  recovered almost C$63,000 for a U.S.-based client in a support settlement after a judge found his separated Canadian ... Read more

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Some ADR clauses in separation agreements may not be enforceable

Although most separation agreements contain some type of dispute resolution clause, Toronto family lawyer Katelynn Schoop says they often don’t meet the formal ... Read more

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Resist revenge, pick your battles in divorce: Gelman

As tempting as it may be, it’s not wise to drag peripheral issues into a divorce battle, says Toronto family lawyer  Lisa Gelman . “Judges don’t want to ... Read more

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Font discrepancy helps expose sham trust

A former telecommunication executive’s attempt to shield family properties from his bankruptcy proceedings provides a textbook example of a sham trust, Toronto corporate ... Read more

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The fine line between bullying and firm leadership

Bullying can be very clear to those on the receiving end, but employees are often unable to recognize it in the workplace, says Toronto employment lawyer Christopher ... Read more

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Settlement not the sole indicator of a successful mediation

Cooling-off periods and interim agreements can help parties consolidate gains made in mediation, even if the session did not result in a settlement, Toronto mediator  Bernard ... Read more

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Celebrity body art comes with copyright considerations

Professional athletes and other celebrities might want to take a lawyer along the next time they get tattooed, Toronto intellectual property lawyer  Taras Kulish ... Read more

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Serial killer McArthur handed 'sentence till death:' Hicks

TORONTO — Serial killer Bruce McArthur murdered eight men from Toronto's gay village for ``his own warped and sick gratification,'' an Ontario j udge said Friday as he ... Read more

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Employee fraud: ‘where there’s smoke, there’s fire’

Fraud is a potential hazard for any company, but once it’s discovered, it may not be the wisest course of action to immediately terminate the offending employee, ... Read more

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Dealing with conflicts of interest: a primer for boards of directors

Though the term “conflict of interest” can have a negative connotation, board members should not be afraid to explore whether they are in such a position, ... Read more

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Paradise Papers audits show CRA cracking down on offshore tax evasion

Reports that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is auditing a number of taxpayers named in the Paradise Papers tax leak confirm just how serious the taxman is about cracking ... Read more

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Corrections system provides a model for therapeutic jurisprudence

This is the final instalment in a four-part series on therapeutic jurisprudence by criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner. The front half of the criminal justice system has no ... Read more

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Federal Court approves settlement with moms denied extra EI benefits

Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau is “thrilled” that the Federal Court has approved a multimillion-dollar class-action settlement launched by people ... Read more

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Sentence for McArthur means he'll never be freed: Goldlist

TORONTO — Toronto's police chief says the sentence handed down Friday to serial killer Bruce McArthur means the man will never see daylight again. ... Read more

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Coffee giant, franchisee group close to settling two class action lawsuits

A Canadian coffee giant and an association representing some of its frustrated franchisees are close to reaching a settlement in two class-action lawsuits the group filed against ... Read more

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Four signs that sexual harassment is creating a toxic workplace

If an organization has become toxic by enabling sexual harassment to thrive, it will require time and effort to fix, says Bay Ryley , founder and president ... Read more

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Disability claim against employer drawing interest: Rashid

An Ontario Superior Court decision that allowed a man to proceed with a long-term disability (LTD) claim after he waived his claim for benefits in a release should have employers ... Read more

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Provinces must follow feds’ lead with Divorce Act changes: Tremain

Proposed changes to the federal Divorce Act have strong support in the family law bar, but there are potential problems if changes don’t follow at the provincial level, ... Read more

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Separation from spouse a critical time to update will

Separating from a spouse brings its own set of stresses, but few people realize that not updating a will at this time can open the door to even more headaches, Fredericton ... Read more

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Human side of condo law appeals to Greco

Toronto condominium lawyer Patrick Greco likes to feel involved in his clients’ communities. Greco, a partner with  Shibley Righton LLP , tells  ... Read more

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