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Title insurance covers building defects

By Michael Lesage This recent case is illustrative of the breadth of coverage afforded to Ontario homeowners through title insurance. In that case, an individual purchased ... Read more

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Extortion emails containing your username and password

By Ryan Duquette In the last few days, we have had many concerned people contact us in relation to an email they had recently received.  For some, this particular ... Read more

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To bee or not to bee: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger You need not be a beekeeper to read this. The other day I was checking out a travel book on Amazon when a large notice hit me in the face. It ... Read more

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Heat waves and the importance of sun protection

By Salvatore Shaw  and Leah Burlock Summer is finally here, and that means that extreme heat events, often referred to as “heat waves,” will be more ... Read more

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Let me do the heavy lifting

By Jennifer Samara Shuber On Thursday I embark on a residential move. I am staying in mid-town Toronto – this isn’t a cross-country or cross-continent endeavour. ... Read more

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Exception permitting termination of benefits ruled unconstitutional

By Laura Williams On May 18, 2018, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the HRTO or Tribunal) released an important interim decision in this case . An interim decision is a ... Read more

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Read it before you sign it!

By Inga Andriessen Recently we’ve had quite a few files where one of the parties to the lawsuit claims to not have read a document before they signed it. The ... Read more

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Calculating loss of future income for minors

By Dale Orlando  and Hudson Chalmers Nothing is more tragic than having a young child injured due to someone else’s negligence. Calculating the child’s ... Read more

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How divorce lawyers and financial advisors can work together

By Steven Benmor Divorce is one of the greatest threats to our clients’ financial situation, budget and retirement plan. In my 25 years as a divorce lawyer, I have ... Read more

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Conducting supplier debriefings — is your organization consistent?

By Michael Gleeson The Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive entitles unsuccessful proponents participating in a procurement valued at $100,000 or more to a ... Read more

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Bill C-51 — evidence in sexual assault cases

By Joseph Neuberger We have seen a significant shift in the criminal justice system over the past two years that has and will continue to erode the ability of an individual's ... Read more

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Further clarity on meaning of controlled act of psychotherapy

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine The controlled act of psychotherapy was proclaimed in force on Dec. 31, 2017. As we discussed in a  blog post  earlier this ... Read more

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Variation of support in the face of a separation agreement

By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court  recently considered  a spouse’s request to reduce the child support and spousal support obligations that had been set out in ... Read more

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Can you win the lottery and remain anonymous?

By Ian Hull When it comes to money matters, privacy is a big issue. We see it all the time in the estates area – a great deal of time and planning can go into ensuring ... Read more

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Do you need a life insurance trust?

By Lisa Laredo Answering the question of whether you need a life insurance trust first requires an explanation of what it is. A life insurance trust is a trust established by ... Read more

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One pageant please; hold the pageantry

By Marcel Strigberger The Miss America organization announced that its participants will no longer be required to appear in the swimsuit event, nor will the ladies be ... Read more

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Frustration does not apply when employer refuses employee other jobs

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , Justice Conway, on appeal, had the following situation: [The respondent] worked for [the appellant] at its [casino] for 10 years, ... Read more

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Child custody reform — Bill C-78 federal government divorce reform

By Gene C. Colman Child custody law needs reform! The family rights movement in Canada has long been advocating for real change in our broken child custody system. In ... Read more

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New OCA decision on the enforceability of termination clauses

By Laura Williams The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released a new decision on the enforceability of termination clauses that sheds light on the proper interpretation ... Read more

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OSC awards $100K punitive, $25K moral damages to president

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge awarded 19 months' notice to a 54-year-old president making $289,000/year with 11 years’ service. However, the ... Read more

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