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Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Why you need to get legal translations right translation_legal_sm

Whether it is a criminal case that will change the course of someone’s life or a transaction worth thousands of dollars, when legal translation services are needed, they need to be the best. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

Copyright in artistic works created by AI Monkey Selfie

Lawyers are a paranoid species, which I chalk up to some of the requirements of the job, but now even artists have cause to fear that artificial intelligence (AI) will replace them and render them obsolete. The latest AI project by Adam Basanta was to create an “art factory” using a computer system that churns out artworks by randomly generating abstract pictures. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 9:11 AM

Tax slashing tips for Canadian lawyers cutting_taxes_sm

Welcome to tax season 2019. The way in which you structure your law firm can cause you to pay more taxes than you need to. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 2:45 PM

How child luring case sets stage for challenges to drug recognition laws Tipsy car

When the Criminal Code was amended in December 2018 to completely overhaul impaired driving offences, it seemed inevitable that there would be legal challenges and constitutional challenges to the new provisions. However, it was unlikely that anyone predicted a case involving luring offences would likely impact the progress of these constitutional challenges. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 12:47 PM

Lessons learned from homicide headlines following family breakup manoverpoweringwoman

In 2016, Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji was murdered by her husband two days after she asked for a divorce. Her three children were in the other room. She was later found in a suitcase by the Humber River. Her husband Dr. Mohammed Shamji, a surgeon, pleaded guilty to second degree murder on April 8, 2019. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 9:46 AM

Looming IRS change could impact doing business in U.S. irs_tax_sm

On March 27, the Internal Revenue Service announced that only individuals with tax identification numbers may request an Employer Identification Number (EIN) as the “responsible party” on the application. This begins May 13. Until now, there has been no such requirement. The IRS says this change is part of its ongoing security review. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 9:27 AM

Sidewalk Labs and the case for public sector data governance sidewalk_labs_sm

The Google subsidiary, Sidewalk Labs, is proposing to create an “innovative urban district” on Toronto’s waterfront to be called Quayside. The goal is to overlay the “physical layer” of the urban environment (buildings, streets, vehicles) with a “digital layer” of information reflecting the dynamic activities and interactions within the physical layer. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 2:40 PM

Reasons behind discriminatory impairment designation for injured children charts and money

Further to s. 3.1(5)i of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule 34/10 (SABS 34/10), a child who has a positive finding from medically recognized brain diagnostic technology of intracranial pathology as a result of an accident, but is admitted as an in-patient to a level 1 Trauma Centre like the Hamilton General Hospital (HGH), would not get an automatic catastrophic impairment (CAT) designation, because it is not on the Superintendent’s Guideline No. 01/16 list of public hospitals. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 9:19 AM

Modernizing how real estate is sold: Counting the ways realestate_brokers_sm

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) recently released its 28 recommendations to the government of Ontario to modernize the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). ... [read more]

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 3:24 PM

Trademark applications filed in bad faith Lindtbunny_sm.jpg

With the implementation of the current amendments to the Trade-marks Act set to come into force on June 17, 2019, the idea of attacking a trademark registration on the basis that the application was filed in bad faith is becoming more important. ... [read more]