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PTSD and the availability of aggravated damages

By John McLeish  and Nicole Fielding Last week, Canadians recognized Veterans Week, reflecting on the service and sacrifices of members of our Armed Forces.  ... Read more

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Avoiding probate just got a little harder — but don’t panic

By Timothy N. Sullivan Canadians are in the fortunate position that there are no succession duties or death taxes. However, some institutions or agencies require ... Read more

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Update on the law of social host liability

By Patrick Brown  and William Harding This case  remains the leading authority on social host liability. In the decision, it was found that social hosts ... Read more

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The great estate – five ways to make it happen

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As estate litigators, we’ve seen a lot of bad estates and bad estate situations. The good news is because we know the bad, we can advise ... Read more

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Police record checks – new law on background checks

By Stuart Rudner and Anique Dublin On November 1, 2018, the process for conducting police record checks will change dramatically. On that date, the  Police Record Checks ... Read more

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Access to justice: the value of paralegals

By Amri Murray for AdvocateDaily.com When it comes to legal representation and advice, Ontarians have two options: hire a lawyer or enlist the services of a paralegal. ... Read more

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Working both sides of business law — litigation and transactions

By Inga Andriessen When I started practicing law over 26 years ago, I was a purely business law litigator. About three years into my career I became tired of litigating ... Read more

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A title by any other name is not a rose

By Marcel Strigberger What’s in a name? Or rather what’s in a title to a name? A 10-year-old boy in North Carolina recently got punished by his teacher ... Read more

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Criminal clients don't play golf

By Ryan Handlarski To whoever said that “golf is a good walk spoiled” – I say amen brother! Before you read this post and think I am crazy, you have to ... Read more

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Concepts health leaders need to know when interacting with police

By Kate Dewhirst I am often asked by health leaders what to do when police arrive and need information about patients. Police officers and police departments are important ... Read more

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Why staying well can be a living hell

By Ian Hull Have you followed the wellness industry lately? The New York Times recently published a lengthy feature on Gwyneth Paltrow and her wellness company Goop. In it, ... Read more

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The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part V

By Avi Dahary for AdvocateDaily.com Personal and Estate Income Tax Part  four  of this series covered the executor’s duty to ascertain and discharge ... Read more

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Cannabis legalization: behind the smoke and mirrors

By Doug MacLeod Whether you’ve been looking forward to October 17, 2018 or whether you’ve been dreading it, the legalization of recreational cannabis in ... Read more

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Challenging a separation agreement

By Usman Sadiq You’ve signed a separation agreement, but now you regret it. Is it too late? Can you challenge a separation agreement? It depends. In most cases, a ... Read more

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When did you last update your will?

By Lisa Laredo If you’ve written a will—congratulations—you are amongst  the half of Canadian adults who say they’ve written a will . If you are ... Read more

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Cannabis and the workplace: what employers need to know

By Laura Williams Recreational cannabis use is now legal across Canada. Many employers are concerned about the impact of legalization on the workplace and how they can ... Read more

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Oral caution unreasonable for retired nurse

By Elyse Sunshine and Lonny Rosen In  a recent review , the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) found that the decision of the Inquiries, Complaints ... Read more

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Dying for a cruise? What about dying on a cruise

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Our estate litigation practice by its nature concerns end of life issues. And while no one expects the “end of life” to happen on a ... Read more

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Will the legalization of pot result in more injuries?

By Nainesh Kotak Effective October 17, Canadians can purchase legal recreational marijuana from approved vendors. In Ontario, adults 19 and over may now possess a ... Read more

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When is imprisonment appropriate for non-payment of support arrears?

By Lisa Gelman A  recent Ontario decision  examined both default hearings as well as how and when a jail committal order is appropriate to enforce  spousal ... Read more

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