Class-action filed on behalf of former day school students

Alberta Indigenous rights litigator Leighton Grey has filed an application to certify a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Indigenous day students who claim to have suffered negligence and abuse at a denominational day school five decades ago. Read more

Adding prosecutor puts teeth in Alberta farm protest proposal

Proposed legislation to address protesters who trespass on Alberta farms and agricultural land sends a strong message that if you break the law, you’ll pay the price, says Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn. Read more

Have mechanism to remove disruptive condo board members

Having a code of ethics in place for a condominium’s board of directors assists in holding members accountable if they become disruptive, problematic or violent, says Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb. Read more

Knowing risks, red flags can reduce occupational fraud

Being aware of the common risks and red flags can help reduce your company’s exposure to occupational fraud, says forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. Read more

Cannabis legalization having little impact in family law

The legalization of cannabis for recreational use has made little difference to family law proceedings, says Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein. Read more

DivorceMate’s cloud platform expands to Alberta

DivorceMate Software Inc.’s integrated software can give Alberta family lawyers a significant efficiency boost, says the company’s president Michael Perlman. Read more

Police use of genealogy sites without warrants ‘frightening’

The fact that police have access to the genetic building blocks of tens of millions of people in North America through non-criminal DNA databases is “frightening” and requires swift judicial or legislative review, Toronto criminal lawyer Laurelly Dale tells The Lawyers Daily. Read more

Use of memes can give rise to numerous IP issues: Simpson

Toronto intellectual property lawyer John Simpson says there’s never a simple answer to whether it’s legally OK to use a meme. Read more

Promptly seek legal advice on making occupation rent claim

When a marriage breaks down and one spouse leaves the family home, that person should seek legal advice on whether they are entitled to a claim for occupation rent, says Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Daudlin. Read more

Always consider privacy rights when implementing tech: Rosen

Health professionals can minimize the risk of reputational damage by focusing on privacy when implementing technology, says Toronto health lawyer Lonny Rosen. Read more

Claiming to be regulated professional can land you in hot water

Whether you’re seeking public office or a new career opportunity, claiming to have professional credentials you don’t possess can come back to haunt you, says Burlington compliance lawyer Cathi Mietkiewicz. Read more

More than 15 days in segregation violates Charter rights

An Ontario court has relied on a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that found anyone held in segregation for more than 15 days has suffered a violation of their Charter rights, says Toronto criminal lawyer Mitchell Huberman, who acted as amicus curiae — friend of the court — in the matter and helped the accused receive a reduced sentence. Read more

Separation agreement not the final word on spousal support

A separation agreement is not always the final word on spousal support, says St. Catharines family lawyer and mediator Sharon Silbert. Read more

Google’s landmark win could set precedent for Canada

A landmark case from the European Union’s top court could spur Canada to create its own “right to be forgotten” laws, says London, Ont. cybersecurity lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Edible cannabis introduction comes with issues: Daya

The legalization of edible cannabis products brings with it a Pandora’s Box of concerns and complications, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jasmine Daya. Read more

No matter your age or stage, have a succession plan in place

It’s never too early to start thinking about succession and contingency planning within your law practice, says Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer. Read more

Lawyers can offer crucial advice in wrongful death claims: Doris

Legal assistance is critical for family members following the wrongful death of a loved one, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Joseph Doris. Read more

Compensation hinges on lost income in wrongful death claims

Bereaved family members should not expect blockbuster windfalls following the wrongful death of a loved one, says Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Read more

Ex-federal workers can file complaints under CLC changes

Former employees of federally regulated businesses will be able to make a complaint of harassment or violence up to three months after they leave their job when changes to the Canada Labour Code (CLC) come into force next year, says Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod. Read more

Families face hardships when loved one dies without a will

TORONTO — Dying without a will is a selfish decision that can add financial hardship to families suffering with grief, legal experts say. Read more