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OCA to decide if hospital’s insurer must defend nurse’s alleged breach

How insurers cover health practitioners in actions involving privacy breaches hinges on an Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) hearing slated for March, Toronto employment lawyer  ... Read more

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Changes needed to how jury rolls are created: Smith

In order to have juries that are more representative of the community, changes need to be made to how jury rolls are put together instead of altering the method of selection in ... Read more

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Do OMVIC suspensions of car dealerships go too far?

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) issues immediate suspensions of car dealerships when it determines their actions are putting the car-buying public at risk, but ... Read more

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Beware of 'zombie deeds'

Without administrative changes to the land registration system, the government has no way to determine the intent of the transferor, Toronto real estate and wills and estates ... Read more

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Steep learning curve for employers following passage of Bill 148

Organizations face a “steep learning curve” to get up to speed on their obligations under Bill 148, the  Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 , Markham, ... Read more

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Court upholds journalists’ right to protect sources

A recent Quebec ruling upholding a journalist's right to protect a source’s identity was the first successful test of Canada's new Journalistic Sources Protection Act , ... Read more

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LAO policy problematic for transcriptionists

Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) current approach to paying for appeal transcripts risks driving the few remaining experienced court reporters out of the transcription business ... Read more

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Damages vary when surgical tools left behind

Damages can vary wildly when surgeons leave equipment inside their patients, Toronto litigator  Richard Shekter tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The National Post ... Read more

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Diversity a key component of effective mediation

Toronto mediator  Victoria Romero would like to make diversity a pillar of the mediation profession. Romero, principal of the Toronto mediation firm  VR Law , ... Read more

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New CBA protocol on multi-jurisdictional class actions

A new protocol for the case management of multi-jurisdictional class actions, adopted by the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), will likely lead to less overlap and fewer conflicting ... Read more

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Big returns from executive coaching investments

It’s not easy to navigate the various challenges lawyers face today, but working with a coach provides many personal and professional advantages, says Toronto lawyer and ... Read more

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'Nude photo scandal' not cause for termination of a contract

With morality clauses becoming more commonplace in the ‘post-Weinstein era,’ there could be increased litigation over what behaviour rightfully triggers the ... Read more

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Scientific research and the duty of medical experts

With scientific research relating to minor motor vehicle accidents more definitive than ever before, medical experts have a duty to be informed of the latest literature in order ... Read more

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Documentation key in defending winter liability claims

Property companies need to have systems in place to demonstrate they are prepared for winter safety hazards in case a mishap leads to a personal injury claim, Toronto insurance ... Read more

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Complete corporate records more than just filing annual returns

Filing annual returns online may seem like an easy process in British Columbia — but privately held companies who keep their own books may not realize that they must ... Read more

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Mediation enables ‘creative’ conflict resolution

Legal dispute mediation begins with the premise that all conflicts can be resolved without resorting to costly court actions, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin ... Read more

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Cyber coverage included in new product from Lawyers Financial

Lawyers Financial  has recently launched a new office insurance product that includes cyber risk coverage to help firms recover when hackers breach their systems and access ... Read more

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Big data a big boon to law firms

Although the legal profession has been using ‘big data’ around case law and precedents for some time, advances in technology and tools are changing how lawyers can ... Read more

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Political protests at work tricky terrain for employers

Employers must tread a fine line when disciplining an employee for political protests or expressions, Markham, Ont.-based employment lawyer  Laura Williams  writes in ... Read more

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Unpacking emergency leave after ESA changes

With recent changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), Ontario workers now have more ways they can take sick leaves, including two paid days, Toronto employment and ... Read more

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