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Cyberbullying ‘Momo Challenge’ a threat to parents — hoax or not

By Jasmine Daya Spreading disinformation, hoaxes, and flat-out lies has proven to be the Achilles’ heel of the internet. It seems anyone can post anything to the ... Read more

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Occupation rent: Sixta

By Marcus Sixta During a divorce or separation, one of the most financially significant issues is dealing with the family home. In a lot of Alberta family law cases it ... Read more

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Agreeing to an undertaking was not enough to avoid a caution

By Lonny Rosen and Elyse Sunshine A patient of a family physician had concerns about the medical care he received, specifically, that his doctor: prescribed ... Read more

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Bad faith in the course of dismissal

By Stuart Rudner and Anique Dublin Generally speaking, an employee whose employment has been terminated is not entitled to additional damages for disappointment, ... Read more

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Defence seeks costs from ‘you don't win you don't pay’ lenders

By Stephen Pauwels and Amanda Bafaro Each day seems to bring new challenges for the personal injury lawyer. If not legislative intervention, its defence counsel looking for ... Read more

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Better business practices for Canadian lawyers

By Erica Birstler This month, CosmoLex is focusing on overall “better business practices” for lawyers and small law firms. When you’re in charge of a ... Read more

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The five top financial mistakes people make in a divorce

By Steven Benmor Let’s face it, there are a few events that occur in life that can cause financial devastation. The death of a spouse, personal bankruptcy, major ... Read more

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Is there a duty to account when requested by a beneficiary?

By Ian Hull In this recent decision , the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirmed that an attorney for property and/or estate trustee has a duty to pass accounts in ... Read more

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Ontario court weighs in on termination clauses again

By Laura Williams Since 2017, Ontario courts, including the Court of Appeal, have had a great deal to say about the enforceability of termination clauses in employment ... Read more

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What to expect in an Ontario business lawsuit

By Anton Katz If you are a small business owner and you’ve decided to sue – or are being sued – you’re probably anxious about what lies ahead. As a ... Read more

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Alexa – take a hike

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Amazon Echo and Google Home – here’s my prediction about these smart speakers. In 25 years, we’ll look at film clips or ads that ... Read more

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Be very careful when speaking with the media about patients

By Kate Dewhirst We know this intuitively – but it bears repeating. Health care organizations should be very careful when speaking with the media about specific patient ... Read more

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Are managers entitled to overtime pay?

By Doug MacLeod Many employees and employers believe that overtime pay is included in a person’s salary. This is incorrect for the vast majority of salaried ... Read more

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Champerty, maintenance and litigation lending

By Amanda Bafaro Concerns over litigation lending have long be rooted in fears of champerty and maintenance; maintenance of an action in exchange for a promise to share in ... Read more

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Summary judgment for parenting time

By Andrew Feldstein The parties were married for ten years and have four children. In 2013, a final consent order determined that the parents would have joint custody and ... Read more

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Know your rights: Neuberger

By Joseph Neuberger Being arrested, detained or charged with a crime can leave you feeling scared and vulnerable. It’s important to remember that in a situation like ... Read more

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Blended families complicate estate planning

By Lisa Laredo You already know that dying without a will is the safest way to ensure that you have absolutely no options whatsoever as to how your estate is to be divided. ... Read more

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Professionalism matters: Andriessen

By Inga Andriessen The word professional is battered about a lot these days. When I first went to law school, it was said that the difference between a profession and an ... Read more

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New harassment damages — be mindful of potential liability

By Laura Williams Recently, Ontario courts have been faced with an increase of claims for harassment damages by employees claiming they have been mistreated by their ... Read more

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Can your Toronto small business avoid litigation?

By Anton Katz As a small business owner, you’re probably no stranger to setting goals for your business and mapping out a plan to achieve those goals. But there’s ... Read more

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