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By Loretta Merritt
The Ontario Government has made changes to social assistance programs that will provide increased support to sexual abuse survivors.
By Marco P. Falco
When parties arbitrate a dispute, as opposed to pursuing litigation in the Courts, there is an understanding that the arbitration should bring the matter to an end.
By Kenneth Beallor
The risks for commercial landlords are often unpredictable. Without adequate preparation and protection, these situations can quickly grow into financial nightmares.
By Laurie Pawlitza
Two recent Ontario cases show that while retirement and early retirement may bring about significant life changes, they do not necessarily satisfy the legal definition of "material change" needed to vary a support order.
By Laurie Pawlitza
When a relationship breaks down, there are usually a number of legal issues a couple must resolve.
By Kay Leung
On July 18, 2017, the Department of Finance released legislative proposals ("Proposals") and a consultation paper dealing with tax planning using private corporations.
By Laurie Pawlitza
Family lawyers regularly deal with tricky issues relating to separation and divorce, marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements.
By Loretta Merritt
"Stealthing" is the new sexual assault — a crime by any other name, say Canadian lawyers — that adds another twist to current issues of consent in cases of sexual violence.
By Lisa R. Lifshitz
Unlike some of my colleagues, I consider SOW review to be a critical part of the legal process.
By Lorne Wolfson
There are a number of reasons family law cases are hard to settle. Here are some of the main impediments.
By Lorne Wolfson
More than 99 per cent of family law cases settle without a trial. The majority settle prior to the commencement of any litigation.
By Peter Straszynski
The possession, use and sale of marijuana in Canada presently remains unlawful under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, but its use for medical purposes is permitted under the Regulations to the Act.
By Marco P. Falco
Oppression is a broad and equitable remedy. It allows Courts to rectify unfair or prejudicial behaviour on the part of corporate stakeholders. While most Canadian case law is devoted to the issue of what amounts to oppression, a new decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Wilson v. Alharayeri, 2017 SCC 39, clarifies the circumstances in which a director can be held personally liable for oppressive conduct.
By Laurie Pawlitza
Before Stephen died, he prepared a will — contrary to a court order — that split his life insurance between his two families. That's when the lawyers got involved
By Jeffrey Alpert
The decision in the HarbourEdge case has important implications for lenders who wish to take security over personal property.
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