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Bill 74 – what does it really mean?

By Kathy O'Brien This blog delves into what Bill 74 will really mean for the Ontario health care system – what exactly is changing? What powers will ... Read more

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Champerty, maintenance and litigation lending

By Amanda Bafaro Concerns over litigation lending have long be rooted in fears of champerty and maintenance; maintenance of an action in exchange for a promise to share in ... Read more

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Summary judgment for parenting time

By Andrew Feldstein The parties were married for ten years and have four children. In 2013, a final consent order determined that the parents would have joint custody and ... Read more

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Know your rights: Neuberger

By Joseph Neuberger Being arrested, detained or charged with a crime can leave you feeling scared and vulnerable. It’s important to remember that in a situation like ... Read more

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Blended families complicate estate planning

By Lisa Laredo You already know that dying without a will is the safest way to ensure that you have absolutely no options whatsoever as to how your estate is to be divided. ... Read more

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Professionalism matters: Andriessen

By Inga Andriessen The word professional is battered about a lot these days. When I first went to law school, it was said that the difference between a profession and an ... Read more

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New harassment damages — be mindful of potential liability

By Laura Williams Recently, Ontario courts have been faced with an increase of claims for harassment damages by employees claiming they have been mistreated by their ... Read more

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Can your Toronto small business avoid litigation?

By Anton Katz As a small business owner, you’re probably no stranger to setting goals for your business and mapping out a plan to achieve those goals. But there’s ... Read more

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Health privacy update: complainant does not get two kicks at the can

By Kate Dewhirst In  decision 80  of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, the wife of a deceased patient was concerned that a hospital doctor ... Read more

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How to recover interest on lawsuit loans

By Amanda Bafaro In the words of Kenny Rogers, know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Not every case will be suitable to argue every issue. Knowing your case and picking ... Read more

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Car accident injury lawsuit, disability claim dispute tried together

By Nainesh Kotak It’s not uncommon for persons injured in a car accident to file multiple claims for compensation, depending on the circumstances of the accident ... Read more

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Claims involving minors

By Jasmine Daya One of the most difficult areas within personal injury involves claims involving minors. Injuries arising from daycare or school negligence, playground ... Read more

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Five things that will disappear in our lifetime

By Suzana Popovic-Montag It never stops. Another year on the calendar turns, and we receive another jolting reminder of the years passing. It’s not just loved ones that ... Read more

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Homemade separation agreement ends up costing time and money

By Lisa Gelman Hiring an experienced family lawyer is a critical step when going through a  separation  or  divorce . It may be tempting to attempt to cut ... Read more

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Filing a claim with the labour board

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) governs the rules organizations must follow when they engage employees ... Read more

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Temporary layoff update: can an employee refuse a recall?

By Doug MacLeod Contrary to popular belief, a temporary layoff usually constitutes a wrongful dismissal which requires an employer to pay the laid-off employee ... Read more

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Estate of Aretha Franklin facing various difficulties

By Charles Ticker Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. Immediately after her death, it became apparent that she died ... Read more

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Motion to change: when a child becomes older

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the father attempted to have a court order concerning parenting time varied on the basis that the child was all grown up. The father ... Read more

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Termination clauses: Achkar

By Christopher Achkar In Ontario, the enforceability of a contract vis-à-vis a termination clause can be a great benefit or an unfortunate detriment for either ... Read more

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$300,000 awarded for aggravated and punitive damages

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge awarded a chief building official (CBO) $200K in punitive damages and $100K for aggravated damages. With the full knowledge of ... Read more

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