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Liberals misleading public with 'assault-style' firearms

The latest gun control statements from the federal minister investigating ways to curb organized crime are nothing more than “political rhetoric designed to install ... Read more

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Neesons makes court reporter switch seamless

Switching to  Neesons Court Reporting  after starting with another firm is easier than litigants might think, says company founder and president  Kim Neeson . ... Read more

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Software streamlines family law financial disclosure process

Darren Gingras, executive director of  SIËSDE Dispute Resolution Technologies , says his company has developed software that will ease a major “pain ... Read more

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‘Another step:’ Federal Court judge releases ruling in Cree and Dene

EDMONTON — The Federal Court of Canada says it has issued a ruling in Cree and Dene — the first time it’s done so in an Indigenous language. Justice Sebastien ... Read more

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Restrictive covenants protect against misuse of corporate info

While a unanimous shareholders’ agreement devotes most of its contents to what happens during the life of a business relationship, certain clauses deal with putting ... Read more

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Get a lawyer involved early when buying a home: Lesage

A couple who discovered the deal to buy their dream house was cancelled because they failed to sign a contract amendment is a lesson to get a lawyer involved early in the ... Read more

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Prevent mental health issues from impacting your bottom line

Although mental health issues can be uncomfortable to discuss, employers have a duty to inquire if they suspect one of their employees is suffering from an undisclosed ... Read more

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Transvaginal mesh claims an ongoing concern

The lengthy passage of time since undergoing transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery doesn’t necessarily prevent a patient from suing over a faulty product, says Oakville ... Read more

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Tracking safety ratings for commercial vehicles

In the final instalment of a two-part series on the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer  Anar Dewshi ... Read more

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Beneficiary designations key when taking out life insurance

Lawyers and their clients must learn to distinguish between revocable and irrevocable beneficiaries of life insurance policies following a recent judgment by the Supreme ... Read more

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AI has a place in ADR: Huberman

Artificial intelligence (AI) won’t completely replace humans in alternative dispute resolution, Toronto commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman  tells Law ... Read more

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Goldlist decries ‘latest attack on legal gun owners’

Targeting law-abiding citizens to change the behaviour of those who ignore the law “makes absolutely no sense,” says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist . Her ... Read more

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Acting in bad faith in divorce proceedings a risky business

Parties going through divorce proceedings have to be realistic in their demands and avoid unnecessarily prolonging the trial, or they will be admonished by the court, says ... Read more

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Enforcement needed to keep pedestrians safe: Haté

Increased fines are not enough to prevent careless drivers from endangering pedestrians, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Rohan Haté . “I handle a lot of ... Read more

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Crucial for cryptocurrency holders to understand tax impact

With the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) zeroing in on unreported cryptocurrency transactions over the last year, taxpayers who trade these assets should understand how they are ... Read more

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Customers deserve same compassion insurer shows employees

Disability insurers should show as much compassion for their customers as they do for their employees, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer  Nainesh Kotak . ... Read more

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Legal review of employment contract critical before signing

Getting an offer of employment can be exciting, but candidates — especially senior executives — need to step back and take a deep breath before signing on the dotted ... Read more

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A medical professional's obligations regarding police requests

Health-care providers need to stand their ground when police officers express an interest in patients’ medical information, says Toronto health lawyer  Brooke Shekter . ... Read more

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Family law agreements not romantic, but they are prudent

Romance and rationality clash when couples broach the topic of cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Simpson . “The pros for ... Read more

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The cost of incivility in litigation: Cormier

Incivility during litigation can needlessly delay proceedings and result in significant cost increases for everyone involved, says Toronto trial and appellate lawyer Joel Cormier ... Read more

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