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Thursday, June 02, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

All bets are off

Fantasy sports, in which participants assume the role of a general manager of a fictional sport team, have existed for decades. However, with the development of the Internet, fantasy sports websites have proliferated and become a multi-billion dollar business in which millions of sports fans participate. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Courts send a message on texting

Smart phones are ubiquitous these days, but how are civil courts in Canada dealing with the issues relating to the production of text messages? ... [read more]

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

The multiplication factor

In family law, we are seeing an increasing number of clients with multiple ex-spouses and children from past relationships. These clients bring with them new challenges for family lawyers. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Evaluating Express Entry

Last year Canada revolutionized the intake of federal applications from professionals wishing to immigrate as permanent residents. While some have benefited from these changes, many talented individuals and Canadian employers have been hurt by them. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Accommodating depression

Many are celebrating Mou v. MHPM Project Leaders [2016] HRTO 327, a recent decision by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, in which miscarriages were found to be a disability under the Human Rights Code of Ontario. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Unpacking the U.S. border

As the waves of champagne and splendor recede from the first state dinner in Washington for a Canadian prime minister in nearly 20 years, we return to the tidal nature of the Canada-U.S. relationship and ask: How do we remove the fear factor that keeps companies from exploring the opportunities presented by the cross-border market? ... [read more]

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

The art of the deal

Long considered the domain of family law and estates lawyers, trusts are increasingly common features of commercial law and litigation. The reason is that the inherent flexibility of a trust is often appealing relative to the more rigid rules and duties associated with contracts, corporations and other types of commercial arrangements. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 05, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Detailing the policy

Insurance counsel are undoubtedly aware of the need to look at the policy as a whole when interpreting the language of an insurance contract and providing coverage opinions. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 05, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Catching up to the technology

Canadian courts are taking an Internet-savvy and technologically neutral approach to trademark use in Canada. In the recent decision of Specialty Software Inc. v. Bewatec [2016] FC 223, the Federal Court confirmed that for the purposes of trademark use in association with goods, there is no material difference between purchasing a floppy disk, CD or DVD in a store and purchasing a downloadable software licence online. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Forget paper, the future is in Skype and the cloud

I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a computer nerd. So when I recently changed offices at my firm, I was determined to truly make it a lawyer’s office of tomorrow — but today. Technologically speaking.  ... [read more]