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Five years doing zilch gets lawsuit booted for delay

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the master dealt with a wrongful dismissal action where the employee was fired in 2011. The lawsuit was started in 2013, two days before ... Read more

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Limitation periods: Achkar

By Christopher Achkar The merits of your case are important, but respecting limitation periods is paramount. If you file your claim too late – it may be thrown out. ... Read more

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What do I do now? I didn’t know I was an executor!

By Lisa Laredo Rule number one when writing your will: always ask your chosen executor before appointing them if they’re willing to take on the task. If you ... Read more

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Grocery store self-checkout: where will it lead?

By Ian Hull The move to retail automation amazes me – its impact is so unpredictable. The most recent kerfuffle relates to claims by one retailer's cashiers ... Read more

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Reasonable for psychiatrist to decline patient’s request

By Elyse Sunshine and Lonny Rosen A patient complained about the conduct of a psychiatrist, stating that the psychiatrist wrote false information in the ... Read more

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Variation of a lifetime spousal support agreement

By Andrew Feldstein The parties separated after being married for 17 years and entered into a settlement that was incorporated into a court order under the Divorce Act . The ... Read more

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Seasons change and so do employment laws

By Stuart Rudner Employers will be forgiven if they are tired of hearing about “changes to employment laws.” As Rudner Law discussed in our  2018 Year in ... Read more

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What is a ‘bad faith’ request for access to health records?

By Kate Dewhirst In a new health privacy decision of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, we find out what needs to be proven to show a patient is making a ... Read more

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Reasons a disability claim may be denied and what can be done

By Nainesh Kotak This a list of five reasons that a disability claim may be denied. Has your disability claim been denied? See if any of these reasons fit your ... Read more

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We can’t cut our smartphone habit — but we can cut the cost

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Talk to someone who lives in Europe or travels there for extended periods. Ask them what they pay for their phone plan. You’ll be shocked and ... Read more

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The termination letter: Lecker

By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner If you have just  lost your job , do not sign the termination letter or release until an employment lawyer has ... Read more

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What to do if you think you’ve been defrauded

By Dave Oswald Each year thousands of Canadians lose millions of dollars to fraudulent scams. Nobody is immune; it can happen to young people, teenagers, and corporate ... Read more

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Grandparent rights: Sixta

By Marcus Sixta Grandparents are often highly valued in any family. However, when a divorce or separation occurs, they can often be placed to the side while the parents argue ... Read more

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Dentists have discretion to implement cancellation, late arrival policies

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine A patient complained about the conduct of his dentist, stating that the dentist’s cancellation policy and possible refusal ... Read more

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A funny thing happened to me on the way to the Ukraine

By Marcel Strigberger Congratulations to Volodymyr Zelensky, the new president of the Ukraine. Volod Z is actually a comedian who won a landslide victory over the ... Read more

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Critical law society documents

By Erica Birstler Getting audited is inevitable and when the time comes you want to be prepared with all of the documents and reports the law society will want to see. ... Read more

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Court determines that it lost jurisdiction in custody dispute

By Lisa Gelman Is it possible for a court, which has jurisdiction to deal with a matter, to subsequently lose jurisdiction? In a  recent decision , an Ontario court ... Read more

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Ontario’s new employer-friendly employment laws

By Doug MacLeod Some recent changes in the law make Ontario’s employment laws more employer-friendly – especially for small businesses. This blog discusses ... Read more

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Moms, take care of your family — have a will!

By Lisa Laredo Many say that moms hold the family together. They love their kids unconditionally, often take them wherever they need to go and always, always know where ... Read more

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OCA confirms false allegations of cause can be costly

By Laura Williams Ontario’s Court of Appeal has upheld the trial court decision in  this case , which we initially blogged about  here ,  sending a ... Read more

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