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Why family separations can get messy when the major asset is a corporation

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to National Post It is trite to say that in law, a corporation has its own rights and liabilities, and that the assets of the shareholder are not the assets of the cor...
Nov 27, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Is Partial Summary Judgment Dead?

Marco P. Falco Litigation is expensive. Canadian Courts have a number of weapons in their arsenal to address this concern. One of them, the summary judgment motion, ...
Nov 23, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

CSA Publishes Proposed Amendments on Offering Memorandum Disclosure Requirements for Real Estate Activities

James Leech On September 17, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published proposed amendments (“Proposed Amendments”) to National Instrument 45-...
Nov 20, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Proposed Privacy Bill Introduces Fines and New Requirements for Private Organizations

Lisa R. Lifshitz and Cameron McMaster The Canadian Government’s long awaited overhaul of existing federal private sector privacy legislation finally arrived on November 17, 2020 with the f...
Nov 19, 2020

Attention, mall shoppers: your data is being collected!

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer On Oct. 28 the Federal Privacy Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioners of Alberta and British Columbia (collectively, Regulators) unveiled findings...
Nov 18, 2020

Risk Management in Canadian Education: Courts weighing in on back-to-school disputes between separated parents

Adam N. Black Risk Management in Canadian Education Disputes between separated parents over whether or not to send their children back to school in person as the COVID-19 pandemic persists have been at ...
Nov 17, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Composition of the U.S. Congress and Cannabis Reform

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu On Saturday, November 7, 2020, the U.S. election was decided and, subject to President Trump’s legal challenges to the election, former Vice President...
Nov 10, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

U.S. Election and Legalization of Cannabis in Various States

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu Yesterday the United States presidential election took place, however the final results have not yet been determined and at this point a winner is sti...
Nov 4, 2020

Consolidation in the cannabis retail space: Are you ready?

Andrew J. Wilder and Jonathan Mahoney The Lawyer’s Daily It has been just over two years since recreational cannabis has been legalized in Canada. Each province and territory was charged with setting up the ...
Nov 4, 2020

Legal and Ethics Checklist for AI Systems

Lisa R. Lifshitz and Cameron McMaster The SciTech Lawyer Despite the significant benefits that AI systems can offer users and society in general, any organization deploying an AI system must protect core val...
Nov 3, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Cannabis and the U.S. Election

Andrew J. Wilder and Vlad Mihaescu With the United States presidential election just days away, American voters are also deciding on the potential future of the legal cannabis industry....
Oct 30, 2020
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Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act Bulletin

Cody F. Dolgay The Provincial Government has just introduced Bill 218, the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act (the “Bill”). If passed, the Bill will provide the fram...
Oct 30, 2020

Father still on the hook for unpaid support, even though child now an adult, top court rules

Adam N. Black Special to Financial Post In its first family law decision of the year, the Supreme Court of Canada recently dealt with the issue of retroactive child support. Given the relati...
Oct 29, 2020
Oct 28, 2020
Oct 23, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

If Employees Work Overtime, Employers Must Pay Despite Overtime Policies

Irv Kleiner and Shreya Patel In a recent class action proceeding which affected 31,000 CIBC customer service employees across Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has rul...
Oct 22, 2020

Class dismissed: CRTC finds OneClass in violation of Canada’s anti-spam legislation

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer On September 30 the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which is tasked with enforcing Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation ...
Oct 21, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Plaintiffs Beware: An Alternative Process May Not Suspend Your Limitation Period

Marco P. Falco Since 2016, it has been Ontario law that where a plaintiff is pursuing an alternative process to a law suit in order to resolve their dispute, the two...
Oct 21, 2020

17th Real Estate Law Summit - LSO

Stephanie Eiley Co-chair - Law Society of Ontario's 17th Real Estate Law Summit Co-chair - Law Society of Ontario's 17th Real Estate Law Summit
Oct 19, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Dental Hygienists in Ontario Can Now Legally Treat Their Spouses

Lindsay Kantor As of October 8, 2020, dental hygienists in Ontario can legally treat their spouses as defined by law.
Oct 9, 2020
Oct 9, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Updates of Interest to Ontario Not-for-Profits and Canadian Registered Charities

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby In the past few weeks, there have been several regulatory developments that impact Ontario not-for-profit corporations (NFPs) and Canadian registered ...
Oct 9, 2020
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