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Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 9:31 AM

Elder care and the newest tort elder_helper_sm

When I first read the news item regarding the five Manitoba families that had launched litigation against a retirement home health care corporation, I thought immediately about my own experience as a son, and a son-in-law dealing with aging and infirm loved ones. I also thought of my mediation practice where these kinds of cases are starting to trickle in and thinking about the litigation setting. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 3:23 PM

How McCallum might help get Meng back to China | Sam Goldstein

Editor's note: This article was written two days before John McCallum was removed from his post of Ambassador to China. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

Robins Appleby names two new partners

Robins Appleby LLP announced that Ellad Gersh and Charlie Kim have joined the firm’s partnership. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 11:41 AM

Nova Scotia: Cap and trade your GHG emissions Halifax

In October 2017, Nova Scotia amended the Environment Act (Nova Scotia) to allow the province to implement a cap-and-trade program. The impact of this program will be felt intensely within the Nova Scotia business community and in particular the energy sector, as the following types of companies must report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, get them verified by a third party and participate in the cap-and-trade program: ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 1:09 PM

Class action lawsuit raises questions for Ford, insurance regulator | Jasmine Daya

Eleven auto insurance companies that have allegedly withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in HST payments from Ontario car accident victims since 2010 have been named in 11 class action lawsuits that now total $1.1 billion in damages. None of the 11 class actions has been certified or tested in court. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

The remote workforce: Tax perks, pitfalls and prevention remote_employee2_sm

According to the most recent Statistics Canada report on the subject (2010), more than 1.7 million Canadians worked from home in 2008 at least once a week, an increase of almost 23 per cent from 1.4 million in 2000. Certainly, this number has continued to grow and many of those Canadians working from home offices are working for American companies. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 12:50 PM

Law society to honour Swan at call to bar ceremony

The Law Society of Ontario will present a doctor of laws degree, honoris causa (LLD), to Angela Swan at its call to the bar ceremony in Toronto on Jan. 25. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 12:49 PM

Keyes elected Cox & Palmer’s N.B. managing partner

Cox & Palmer announced that Edward Keyes has been elected New Brunswick managing partner. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 10:29 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

Ottawa’s public directive on litigation in Indigenous cases aims to hold Crown to account on reconciliation: DOJ Karenna_Williams

​​​Indigenous law practitioners say the Attorney General of Canada’s recently unveiled directive to federal Crown lawyers mandating a “significant shift” in Indigenous litigation could assist their clients — especially if judges push Department of Justice (DOJ) counsel to walk Ottawa’s talk. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 9:15 AM

Despite legal issues, smart tech good for real estate industry digital_realestate_sm

Poring over generic postings with limited information, glancing through blurry photos, attending open houses, standing over fax machines, anxiously awaiting a response. Driving out to meet your clients at a local café, presenting the offer, and getting paper signatures. ... [read more]