Software streamlines family law financial disclosure process

Darren Gingras, executive director of SIËSDE Dispute Resolution Technologies , says his company has developed software that will ease a major “pain point” in family law settlements. Read more

‘Another step:’ Federal Court judge releases ruling in Cree and Dene

EDMONTON — The Federal Court of Canada says it has issued a ruling in Cree and Dene — the first time it’s done so in an Indigenous language. Read more

Restrictive covenants protect against misuse of corporate info

While a unanimous shareholders’ agreement devotes most of its contents to what happens during the life of a business relationship, certain clauses deal with putting restrictions on departing shareholders, says Toronto corporate lawyer Anton Katz. Read more

Get a lawyer involved early when buying a home: Lesage

A couple who discovered the deal to buy their dream house was cancelled because they failed to sign a contract amendment is a lesson to get a lawyer involved early in the transaction, says Toronto litigator Michael Lesage. Read more

Prevent mental health issues from impacting your bottom line

Although mental health issues can be uncomfortable to discuss, employers have a duty to inquire if they suspect one of their employees is suffering from an undisclosed illness, says Toronto employment lawyer Jordan Rodney. Read more

Transvaginal mesh claims an ongoing concern

The lengthy passage of time since undergoing transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery doesn’t necessarily prevent a patient from suing over a faulty product, says Oakville personal injury lawyer Meghan Walker . Read more

Tracking safety ratings for commercial vehicles

In the final instalment of a two-part series on the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi discusses the merits of voluntary safety programs and how to set them up. Read more

Beneficiary designations key when taking out life insurance

Lawyers and their clients must learn to distinguish between revocable and irrevocable beneficiaries of life insurance policies following a recent judgment by the Supreme Court of Canada, says Brampton civil litigator Edwin Upenieks. Read more

AI has a place in ADR: Huberman

Artificial intelligence (AI) won’t completely replace humans in alternative dispute resolution, Toronto commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman tells Law Times . Read more

Goldlist decries ‘latest attack on legal gun owners’

Targeting law-abiding citizens to change the behaviour of those who ignore the law “makes absolutely no sense,” says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist. Read more

Acting in bad faith in divorce proceedings a risky business

Parties going through divorce proceedings have to be realistic in their demands and avoid unnecessarily prolonging the trial, or they will be admonished by the court, says Toronto family lawyer Barbara Kristanic . Read more

Enforcement needed to keep pedestrians safe: Haté

Increased fines are not enough to prevent careless drivers from endangering pedestrians, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Rohan Haté. Read more

Crucial for cryptocurrency holders to understand tax impact

With the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) zeroing in on unreported cryptocurrency transactions over the last year, taxpayers who trade these assets should understand how they are viewed by the taxman, says Canadian tax lawyer David J. Rotfleisch. Read more

Customers deserve same compassion insurer shows employees

Disability insurers should show as much compassion for their customers as they do for their employees, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Read more

Legal review of employment contract critical before signing

Getting an offer of employment can be exciting, but candidates — especially senior executives — need to step back and take a deep breath before signing on the dotted line, Toronto employment lawyer John Donkor says. Read more

A medical professional's obligations regarding police requests

Health-care providers need to stand their ground when police officers express an interest in patients’ medical information, says Toronto health lawyer Brooke Shekter. Read more

Family law agreements not romantic, but they are prudent

Romance and rationality clash when couples broach the topic of cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Simpson. Read more

The cost of incivility in litigation: Cormier

Incivility during litigation can needlessly delay proceedings and result in significant cost increases for everyone involved, says Toronto trial and appellate lawyer Joel Cormier. Read more

Harassment complaints part 1: Employers’ duties

In the first instalment of a two-part series on harassment complaints, Toronto civil litigator Stephany Mandin discusses an employer’s duty to investigate. Read more

HRTO backlog calls for innovative outsourcing

Out-of-the-box thinking is required to address the backlog of cases at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) due to a shortage of adjudicators, says Toronto mediator Bernard Morrow. Read more