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You lie, you pay: Andriessen

By Inga Andriessen Have you ever sworn under oath or affirmed to tell the truth before signing a document in front of a notary or commissioner for taking oaths? Did you ... Read more

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Forcillo appeal decision doesn't alter law around police force

By Jacob Stilman On July 27, 2013, Const. James Forcillo of the Toronto Police confronted Sammy Yatim, who was armed with a knife, yelling in a threatening manner, while ... Read more

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Understanding Ontario's marijuana laws and potential changes

By Joseph Neuberger Since each province will ultimately be responsible for establishing its own rules, things could especially be confusing in cities and areas that are ... Read more

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Inter-family money transfers

By Andrew Feldstein This case helps clarify the evidentiary burden necessary for determining if the inter-family transfers of money may be categorized as a gift or a loan. ... Read more

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Equal pay for equal work in Ontario workplaces

By Mitchell Rose Spring brings further changes to provincially regulated Ontario workplaces. These latest changes arise from last November when the Legislature passed ... Read more

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Rigid adherence to clinic procedures results in College complaint

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   The Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) recently confirmed a decision of the Inquiries, Complaints and ... Read more

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Videoconferencing for courtrooms

By Kim Neeson   Out-of-town witnesses or counsel can now avail themselves of appearing virtually in Toronto's downtown courthouses. While we may not yet have much ... Read more

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Stay flexible – roll with those financial planning punches

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Financial planning is a tricky business at the best of times – especially for longer-term goals like retirement and estate planning. But when ... Read more

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Refusing to accept offer from purchaser not failure to mitigate

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , two long-term plaintiffs were told that the employer was selling the division that they worked for to another company and that the other ... Read more

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Employer liability for moral and punitive damages

By Laura Williams Because of the special nature of an employment relationship, employers have an obligation to act in good faith and to deal fairly with their ... Read more

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Billionaire's estate will not go to his family

By Charles Ticker A  recent story online found here  reveals the estate plan of the billionaire founder of a furniture giant. The man (March 1926 – January ... Read more

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Medical marijuana and workplace intoxication

By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner Marijuana is in the news almost daily with legislation underway to legalize it. Our Parliament is currently debating Bill C-45 (The Cannabis ... Read more

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When a motion to change to vary child support is successful

By Andrew Feldstein After eight years of marriage and two children, the parties separated in February 2004 . The parties entered into a separation agreement that included a ... Read more

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Termination clause upheld by Ontario’s Court of Appeal in recent case

By Doug MacLeod Recently, Ontario’s Court of Appeal concluded in this case that the following termination clause was legally enforceable and that the terminated ... Read more

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Sperm donor who donated to lesbian couple denied parental rights

By Lisa Gelman A  recent decision  by an appeal court in New York state has denied a sperm donor’s request to have a paternity test in order to be recognized ... Read more

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Accident in the U.S.? Do you need more auto insurance?

By David Hollingsworth The last thing you need is an accident in the U.S. For those who are lucky enough to have a springtime getaway planned, this means you may be embarking ... Read more

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How NOT to work with your employment lawyer

By Stuart Rudner  and Nadia Zaman Our goal is to provide our clients with sound advice and zealously advocate on their behalf. Presumably, that is why they retain us. Yet ... Read more

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Make it your year for ‘best picture’ critical thinking

By Ian Hull Do you ever wonder how your emotions impact your decision-making? Or more specifically, how many sub-optimal decisions you make based on emotion? We get caught ... Read more

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Four ways to disrupt yourself

By Alan Bass  and Michael Sauber  Disruption in the legal market is on the way. You can sit by and wait, or you can act now. We provide you with four options. ... Read more

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Overcoming small law firm challenges — Part 1

By Tom Ball A study by  Thomson Reuters  addressed challenges facing small law firms, the most major being: - Acquiring new client business - Lack of internal ... Read more

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