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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 8:48 AM

How Jordan decision will impact disciplinary law | Nathalie Dubé

In July 2016, in the Jordan case, the Supreme Court of Canada established the procedural delays beyond which the accused is presumed to have been deprived of the right to a fair trial in a reasonable time. What is the basis for this decision, and will it have an effect on the justice system applicable to professionals? ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 9:29 AM

Toronto’s Arbitration Place offers alternative to Trump’s America | Julius Melnitzer

“Bold” describes the legal profession to about the same extent that “discreet” describes The Donald. But there are exceptions. And there’s a lot to be learned from them. For those eager to escape lawyers’ unique brand of quicksand, from which they innately view opportunity as risk, Arbitration Place (AP) in Toronto may be a good place to start. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 9:40 AM

Canada needs a DREAM Act for young people living here illegally | Guidy Mamann

While concern is expressed in this country about the plight of Dreamers in the U.S. under a Trump administration, Canadian politicians seem to give little thought to children who live here in the shadows because their parents wanted a better life. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 8:46 AM

Renegotiating NAFTA: Where the parties stand as third round begins | John Weekes and Matthew Kronby

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an extraordinarily complex undertaking politically, economically and legally.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 2:37 PM

Concussion study raises questions about return to play protocol | Layth Gafoor

But Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport, released by the Public Health Agency of Canada, takes a less dim view of an athlete's recovery and is expected to remain influential. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 9:40 AM

Tax Views: Appealing tax assessments a long and expensive journey | Vern Krishna

Taxpayer appeals to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are the first step in resolving tax disputes following an assessment for taxes. The procedures are strictly controlled, the timelines are stringent and subject to technical issues of delivery of documents. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 9:36 AM

Scales of justice are tipped against high personal injury jury awards | Patrick Brown

Appellate courts have shown no reluctance to overturn generous damages, while leaving small awards intact. With the cost of appealing out of reach for most plaintiffs, the system provides a win-win for the insurance industry. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 9:11 AM

Competition Bureau’s approach to antitrust law needs to catch up with the times | Julius Melnitzer

Even as Canada’s Competition Bureau heralds a focus on the digital economy as its number one priority for 2017-18, experts in the United States have questioned whether antitrust laws, such as the Sherman Act of 1890 and the Clayton Act of 1914, can really do the job that’s required in the modern economy. ... [read more]

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

Opioid crisis brings child custody challenges | Lisa Gelman and David Frenkel

For parents with addiction issues who are caring for children, the repercussions can be severe, requiring a proactive legal approach. ... [read more]

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

Hi Tech: Firms taking measures to ease clients' cybersecurity concerns | Luigi Benetton

You can protect client data from malicious hackers, right? Prove it. “We have a request a month from clients to demonstrate how secure we are,” said Lionel Cochey, director of information security governance and risk management for Bennett Jones LLP. ... [read more]