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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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No matter is too small – the case for email threading

By Wendy Cole Consider for a moment the last time you had to review email messages for discovery or pay counsel to do so on your behalf. The endless toil of slogging through ... 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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Summary judgment: fast tracking your wrongful dismissal lawsuit

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag As the old saying goes,  the wheels of justice turn slowly.  This has never rung truer than it does right now. Ontario’s ... Read more

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Am I separated from my spouse?

By Marcus Sixta One question that often arises is “am I separated?” On the face of it, this seems like a simple issue, but if you are living in the same home as ... Read more

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The benefits of seeking legal advice before selling your business

By Anton Katz If you are thinking about buying or selling a business, you undoubtedly have questioned whether you should structure that purchase or sale as a share purchase ... Read more

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What happens when divorced parents can’t agree?

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the parties involved had a shared parenting arrangement for their four-year-old child. The judge ordered that the mother could make ... Read more

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WSIB and motor vehicles: when are employers protected?

By Dale Orlando  and Nicole Fielding The  Workplace Safety and Insurance Board  (WSIB) is an Ontario government agency. Employers contribute to a province-wide ... Read more

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Will cannabis criminal records be expunged after legalization?

By Joseph Neuberger Before Oct. 16, 2018, an adult possessing 30 grams of cannabis is breaking the law. If convicted of possession, that person will have a criminal record. ... Read more

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How does one get a divorce?

By Steven Benmor To get married in Ontario, the spouses attend City Hall and purchase a marriage certificate. However, in order to be divorced, the same two spouses need to ... Read more

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Finding suitable workplace accommodation is a two-way street

By Laura Williams Employers in Ontario are increasingly receiving accommodation requests based on employees’ childcare obligations. Many employees have children and ... Read more

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Limitation periods: how long do I have to begin a lawsuit?

By Anton Katz So you think you have a claim against another person or business for harm caused by their wrongdoing. What you may not know is that you have a limited amount of ... Read more

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When employers can require an IME as part of the duty to accommodate

By Amelia Phillips In this case , the applicant was superintendent of schools at a school board. He had worked at the board (and its predecessor) since 1975. In 2010, the ... Read more

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