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Goals at examinations for discovery

By John McLeish and Joe Gaynor Examination for discovery is one of the most important steps in the litigation process. Examination for discovery allows a party in a civil ... Read more

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Common law spouses and claims for constructive trust

By Lisa Gelman The  Ontario Court of Appeal  recently grappled with the important question of when a common-law partner’s claim for a constructive trust ... Read more

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Overcoming small law firm challenges — Part 2

By Tom Ball Recently, we gave you some tips on how to successfully acquire new client business for your small law firm by integrating technology and your own personal touch. ... Read more

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Court sets out four elements to set aside a release

By Barry B. Fisher In this matter , the judge had a case where a manager sought to set aside a release that she had signed upon being terminated with allegations of just ... Read more

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No material change: court dismisses motion to reinstate access

By Andrew Feldstein This motion was brought by a father who sought to reinstate access to his eight-year-old son, who he had not seen in six years. The father also sought ... Read more

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Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 passes into law

By Laura Williams Bill 3, the  Pay Transparency Act, 2018  (the Act), has completed the Ontario legislative process and will receive Royal Assent and become ... Read more

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Looking to revoke an employee’s work from home agreement?

By Stuart Rudner   As technology advances, many companies are open to giving their employees the flexibility to work from home. But what happens when you want to start ... Read more

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Pot talk: coverage for medical cannabis is here

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Unless there’s an unexpected shift or delay by our government, the  Cannabis Act  will make the use of cannabis for recreational ... Read more

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Successor employers: your company has changed hands

By Bram Lecker  and Simon Pelsmakher What happens to your employment after your company changes ownership? The new owners are called successor employers and ... Read more

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Should I have a business lawyer litigate my commercial dispute?

By Anton Katz Small business owners are often balancing competing demands and interests, and trying to be as cost-efficient as possible when doing so. It’s no ... Read more

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The latest on the legality of random drug and alcohol testing

By Doug MacLeod In 2013, the issue of whether an employer can unilaterally implement random drug testing was addressed by the  Supreme Court of Canada . Bottom ... Read more

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Can child support arrears be cancelled? - an update

By Gene C. Colman I wrote the article that you will see  below  (well at the bottom of this page) in early 1997. That's 21 years ago! While there have certainly ... Read more

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FATCA: U.S citizens living in Canada – financial asset reporting

By Alexey Manasuev Part III: Asset value threshold for FATCA reporting U.S. citizens who are currently living in Canada or abroad are required to file Form 8938 (FATCA ... Read more

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Five traps you should avoid when a patient complains

By Kate Dewhirst Every health care organization receives complaints. A complaint is any negative feedback received from a patient or family member of a patient about your ... Read more

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What you should do when ‘unexpected’ financial news is good

By Ian Hull The financial industry is relentless in encouraging Canadians to “plan for the unexpected” – and highlighting how anything can happen. You could ... Read more

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WSIB claims and cancer?

By David Hollingsworth What do WSIB claims and cancer have in common? Ontario has made it easier for firefighters to get the help and care they need by extending the ... Read more

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Court: employers not liable for defamation for true negative references

By Laura Williams The Divisional Court recently affirmed a decision of the Ontario Superior Court that employers are not liable for defamation for a negative reference if the ... Read more

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Agreements to arbitrate in family law

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Superior Court of Justice  recently considered  the question of when a court may or may not find that an order to arbitrate a family law ... Read more

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Product liability: can having a garage sale make you liable?

By David Hollingsworth What do product liability and garage sales have in common? Springtime brings new beginnings. When the warm weather finally comes, we are all anxious to ... Read more

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Reasons your corporate lawyer should have litigation experience

By Anton Katz When lawyers start their practices, they often need to make the choice between pursuing litigation or corporate law. And while there are some legal ... Read more

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