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Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 8:50 AM

Deficit in LSUC compensation fund could mean an increase in next levy Chris Bredt

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s May Convocation addressed the society’s finances for the first quarter of the year with a focus on a deficit in the compensation fund. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 3:05 PM

McCarthy Tétrault takes 'natural next step' in move to New York Dave Leonard

McCarthy Tétrault will be waking up next month in the city that never sleeps, joining a handful of blue-chip Canadian law firms when it opens an office in New York, its first south of the border. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 10:49 AM

Updated: Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies employment law on mitigation of damages Eileen Gillese

The Ontario Court of Appeal has answered some important questions about the mitigation of damages in a judgment affirming a 20-month constructive dismissal award to a longtime McDonald’s manager who was “set up to fail” by her employer. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 10:03 AM

ICBC’s anti-fraud advertising: purely educational or jury interference? | Sandra Kovacs

Earlier this year British Columbia’s public auto insurer, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, released a new “anti-fraud” TV commercial featuring an adorable ginger-haired little boy wearing his dad’s hard hat, standing at the front of his elementary school classroom, delivering his presentation on Career Day: My dad’s a carpenter. He builds houses. But he’s not working right now, because he got hurt in a car crash. So now, we go mountain biking together almost every day! And he says he’s going to make a whole bunch of money, too. And now, he’s building a tree house in our backyard!” ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 2:43 PM

Dentons plans combination with Peruvian law firm

Dentons has announced it hopes to form a combination with Gallo Barrios Pickmann in Peru, one of the strongest and fastest-growing economies in Latin America. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 9:25 AM

Wave of litigation coming as baby boomers start transferring wealth

For the first time in Canadian history there are more seniors than children. As our population ages, estate lawyers are bracing for a wave of litigation as the post-war cohort, the richest cohort in Canadian history, prepares to transfer its wealth to its children and grandchildren, the baby boomers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 9:22 AM

Franchise lease disclosure problems under the Wishart Act

The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Raibex v. ASWR Franchising has made waves throughout the franchise community since its release in September 2016. The decision granted to the franchisee a rescission of its purchase of a franchised restaurant under Ontario’s franchise disclosure legislation, the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the Wishart Act), on the basis that the franchise disclosure document (FDD) was materially deficient. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 2:35 PM

Law Society Awards set for May 24

Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the 2017 Law Society Awards ceremony on May 24 at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 8:59 AM

Nova Scotia modernizes family law legislation Julia Cornish

Nova Scotia is moving to modernize how the law treats children. Amended legislation, which comes into effect on May 26, is intended to improve support for children and put their interests first when their families break up. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 8:55 AM

Alberta follows tort lead in Manitoba, Ontario to ban revenge porn Emily Laidlaw

Alberta’s new tort providing civil remedies for victims of non-consensual pornography, or revenge porn, is receiving mixed reviews from the bar and legal educators. ... [read more]