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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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Family meeting can prevent cottage inheritance disputes

In the first instalment of a four-part series on transferring ownership of the family cottage,  Winnipeg wills and estates lawyer Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin discusses ... Read more

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Employee vs. contractor at heart of class action

With the courts being asked to take another look at the employee vs. contractor debate, Toronto employment lawyer  Kumail Karimjee  tells  Law Times ... Read more

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Punitive damages awarded in revenge porn case

A recent civil case where the court awarded $100,000 in general, aggravated and punitive damages to a victim of “revenge porn” is a significant advancement of the ... Read more

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Still time to get New Year's goals back on track, aligned: Dewhirst

January and February can be a discouraging time for law professionals, who might see the goals they set for their practices at the beginning of the year already slipping ... Read more

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Partnerships need to consider new U.S. tax representative role

With the recent introduction of new partnership audit rules that set out who can represent a business before the IRS on tax matters, now is the time for partnerships ... Read more

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Ryerson has chance to break from traditional legal education: Handlarski

Ryerson University’s new law school brings with it the opportunity to revitalize legal education, Toronto criminal lawyer  Ryan Handlarski  tells ... Read more

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Brown calls on province to pass Vulnerable Road User Act

The province needs to pass the Vulnerable Road User Act to ensure the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, Toronto critical injury lawyer  Patrick Brown  tells Beach ... Read more

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Don't just quit when faced with constructive dismissal

In the final instalment of a two-part series on  constructive dismissal, Toronto employment lawyer Sean O’Donnell discusses  why employees should ... Read more

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Supreme Court settles Henson Trust issue, Pope says

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in the Henson Trust issue is “a big win” for people with disabilities, Ottawa disabilities and estate planning lawyer  ... Read more

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