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Issues of piercing corporate veil remain after OCA decision

The “long and twisting saga” that pits South American villagers against a global oil giant took another turn recently in a Canadian courtroom, Toronto business ... Read more

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Communication, detailed will essential for blended families

When it comes to blended families, a detailed will is crucial, Ottawa family lawyer and civil litigator Timothy N. Sullivan writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . ... Read more

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A call for the release of PAR program data: Forstner

Domestic violence defendants are being asked to take counselling programs that are often unnecessary and can even be harmful, says Oshawa criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner . ... Read more

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Seamless integration: the case for legal call centres

The hallmark of a quality legal intake call centre is one that provides a service that combines advanced technology with the personal touch, says Tom Ball, director of sales and ... Read more

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Rodeo cowboy Dunn brings country sensibility to criminal defence

Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn doesn’t concern himself with what the public thinks about his clients' guilt or innocence. Whether they’ve done what ... Read more

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Eight steps to a mindful life

In Part 5 of a seven-part series on mindfulness, Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars discusses how to follow a mindful path in eight simple steps ... Read more

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Law and humour go together for Strigberger

Comedy came early into the life of legal humourist Marcel Strigberger . “It was probably around Grade 2 after I came in late from a medical appointment,” he ... Read more

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Burden of proof rests with the Crown: Hicks

Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks emphasized before a jury trial in Goderich that the burden of proof rests with the Crown and there is no onus on the defence to prove ... Read more

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Rape shield law unfairly applied; court quashes sex assault conviction

TORONTO — Canada's so-called rape-shield law, which aims to protect sexual-assault complainants from unfair and irrelevant scrutiny of their sex lives, cannot be used ... Read more

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Despite case, system not ‘intrinsically corrupt’

A case involving a justice of the peace fired for interfering in an assault matter in which his partner was the alleged victim is a rarity but “scary” ... Read more

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Jurors' internet research disruptive to entire process: Orlando

It is unrealistic in this day and age to think that jurors won’t conduct their own internet research during a trial, Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells ... Read more

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Adult son's high-profile eviction would have been easier in Ontario

Kicking family members out of your house is typically easier than getting rid of tenants, Toronto civil litigator  Sarah O’Connor  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Bill C-46 distorts ‘serious criminality’ provisions for immigrants

A new law that increases the maximum penalty for impaired driving will have a “disproportionate” impact on immigrant offenders, Toronto immigration lawyer  Robin ... Read more

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Surrogacy laws need more work: Cohen

Canada still has a long way to go to bring clarity to the laws governing reproductive issues, Toronto fertility lawyer  Sara Cohen tells Law Times . Cohen, founder ... Read more

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Health sector keeping close eye on nurse inquiry

ST. THOMAS, Ont. — A nurse who killed elderly patients in her care was disciplined several times over poor job performance but no one thought she was seriously harming ... Read more

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Morrow reflects on tenure as LSO's Complaints Resolution Commissioner

Reflecting on the past four years as the Law Society of Ontario's (LSO) independent Complaints Resolution Commissioner, Toronto mediator and arbitrator Bernard ... Read more

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IRCC officers need to be mindful of cultural biases

When assessing spousal sponsorship applications, Canadian immigration authorities tend to apply their cultural biases as to what constitutes a genuine relationship, Toronto ... Read more

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Mandin optimistic Bill 139 can offer balance

Toronto civil litigator  Stephany Mandin tells Law Times she’s optimistic that last month’s enactment of Bill 139 will help balance a municipality’s ... Read more

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Court decision on waivers bad news for public safety

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision upholding a pair of ski resort waivers is a boon for insurers and a bust for public safety, Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish tells ... Read more

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SCC decision a step toward reducing number of Aboriginals in prison

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) says the federal prison service has failed to ensure its psychological assessment tools are fair to Indigenous inmates. In a ... Read more

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