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Choose the right executor for your estate

By Lisa Laredo One of the many important decisions you need to make when  making a will  is choosing an executor for your estate. This is the person who will wind ... Read more

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Backing out of an Ontario Agreement of Purchase and Sale

By Michael Lesage Two recent Superior Court decisions should serve as a reminder that backing out of a signed (and enforceable, which is not always the case) Agreement ... Read more

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Once resignation accepted by employer, employee cannot resile

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge had a situation where an employee gave her employer four months’ notice of her resignation because she did not want to be ... Read more

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Unfounded allegations against dismissed employees can be costly

By Laura Williams Dismissing an employee from their position can be one of the most challenging aspects of workplace management faced by employers. When an employer ... Read more

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Brain injury among the most catastrophic car accident injuries

By Nainesh Kotak Acquired brain injury refers to a brain injury sustained after birth. More than 1.5 million Canadians currently live with acquired brain injury. ... Read more

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Does your elderly parent need help?

By Ian Hull It’s a situation shared by many – you have a single elderly parent living alone. They’ve always been able to handle their day-to-day needs, with ... Read more

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Send in the Martians: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger So the Insight spacecraft has landed on Mars. Is this huge? I’m not sure. This is the eighth spacecraft to land on the red planet but I am ... Read more

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Valuing employee pensions in wrongful dismissal cases

By Doug MacLeod A long service, older worker is terminated. Under the terms of the individual’s pension plan, the employer is not permitted to continue his ... Read more

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The technology ghosts of law firms past — and present

By Amir Tajkarimi Many businesses have come to rely on the office trifecta:  Word ,  Outlook and the fax . Law firms are no different, but there some pretty ... Read more

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Holiday RIDE program facts every Ontario driver needs to know

By Céline Dostaler With the holiday season underway, so too are the holiday RIDE program checkpoints. Each year, law enforcement agencies across Ottawa and ... Read more

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Cross-examination by video conferencing: still the exception

By Amelia Phillips Under what circumstances can a witness be compelled to attend cross-examination outside of the jurisdiction in which he/she lives versus, say, by video ... Read more

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Your first Christmas after divorce: here’s how you can manage it

By Steven Benmor The Christmas holidays are usually filled with family gatherings, family meals, family memories, family traditions and family travel. In essence, the ... Read more

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Who gets the kids for the holidays?

By Marcus Sixta Deciding on a holiday parenting schedule can be very difficult. The holiday season can be especially difficult to navigate for newly divorced or separated ... Read more

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Access to justice – watering down lawyer relationship not the answer

By Inga Andriessen Warning – rant ahead. Worse, it’s a rant that only lawyers probably care about. Read on at your own peril. There are many days, ... Read more

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Resealing of foreign orders appointing guardians

By David M. Smith and Yasmin M. Vinograd In some cases, an incapable person residing outside of Canada has assets in Canada. Can a guardian appointed outside of ... Read more

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Happy Holi-daze – an update on social host liability

By Mackenzie Irwin As we head into the holiday season, many employers will be hosting holiday parties for their employees. With the recent legalization of cannabis and a new ... Read more

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What should a dentist do if an instrument breaks during treatment?

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine In  a recent decision , the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) affirmed the obligations of a dentist ... Read more

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No end of pressures for the court reporter

By Kim Neeson   From scheduling to reporting to transcribing, there are many high-pressure demands placed on court reporters in their job. In over 30 years of reporting, ... Read more

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Child access in same-sex relationships

By Andrew Feldstein Notions of the “traditional” family unit have evolved over time. Accordingly, the judicial system needs to adapt to be better equipped to ... Read more

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Like it or not: forcing the sale of the matrimonial home

By Lisa Gelman The court  recently examined  the interesting question of whether, and under what circumstances, a party can obtain an order to sell their ... Read more

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