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The New Qualifying Disbursements Rules for Charities

Linda J. Godel and Nathaniel Balakumaran In April 2022, we reported on important changes for charities arising from the 2022 Federal Budget. More recently, on June 23, 2022, the Budget Implem...
Jun 29, 2022
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If you think child support doesn't apply to stepchildren, think again

Adam N. Black Financial Post Monthly child support payments from one parent to the other are one of the most common outcomes of a separation. As time goes by, separated parents of...
Jun 8, 2022
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​Top 4 considerations when seeking a stay pending appeal, judicial review

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily ​In Ontario, the issue of whether a decision or order is stayed pending an appeal or judicial review depends on the interaction of several statutes an...
May 31, 2022
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Family law faces double-dipping dilemma when it comes to stock options, other deferred compensation

Laurie H. Pawlitza Financial Post The Child Support Guidelines and the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines have helped harmonize the awards of child support and spousal support across ...
May 16, 2022
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Legal iGaming Comes to Ontario!

Lisa R. Lifshitz ABA Business Law Today On April 4, 2022, Ontario became the first province in Canada to regulate online gambling, legalizing what was previously a grey market in this space....
May 5, 2022
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‘Boomerang’ summary judgment motion: What you need to know

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily In its revolutionary 2014 decision, Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a judicial call-to-arms to all litigators: to t...
Apr 27, 2022
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Lying low may not be the best course of action when it comes to temporary spousal support claims

Laurie H. Pawlitza Financial Post Spousal support is one of the most discretionary areas of family law. The issue can become even more complex when a spouse claims retroactive support ...
Apr 13, 2022
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When to seek security for costs on appeal

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily Canadian appellate courts are reluctant to have an appeal dismissed without a full hearing on the merits. That being said, where an appeal has little ...
Mar 23, 2022
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Judge awards damages for 'family violence' in landmark case

Adam N. Black Financial Post In a ground-breaking decision, an Ontario court recently ordered a husband to pay his former wife damages of $150,000 on account of the physical and p...
Mar 16, 2022
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Father awarded more than $675,000 in costs after epic five-year fight over kids

Adam N. Black Financial Post After five years of litigation, culminating in a 39-day trial and an award of costs in excess of $675,000, a father was finally able to restore his re...
Feb 25, 2022
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Top five considerations before seeking judicial review in Ontario

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily Judicial review is the process by which an applicant challenges state action made by a tribunal or other government actor in court.
Feb 17, 2022
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Suing your ex's family for conspiracy no longer out of bounds if they help in the evasion of child support

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to Financial Post After separation, it’s common for extended families to get involved in a couple’s divorce. Most of the time, the family of a separated spouse will pro...
Feb 8, 2022
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Top 5 Questions to Ask Before Seeking Judicial Review

Marco P. Falco Judicial review is the process by which an applicant challenges a statutory power of decision, made by a tribunal or other government actor, in Court....
Feb 2, 2022
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Why business practices matter when analyzing good faith

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily In the past few years, a trilogy of decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada has established that parties to a commercial contract are bound by the ...
Feb 1, 2022
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Omicron trumps court order for separated parents in Christmas travel dispute

Adam N. Black Special to Financial Post Issues related to the Omicron variant are already making their way into Canada’s family courts, where a judge last week blocked a separated father fro...
Dec 22, 2021
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Top 5 considerations before challenging a tribunal decision

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer’s Daily As a discretionary remedy, judicial review asks the court for relief by way of what were once known as the "prerogative writs," including certiorari, ...
Dec 10, 2021
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What you need to know about New Brunswick’s new retail regulations

Matt Maurer and Siena Hilley Bland Business of Cannabis To date, and as matters currently stand, Cannabis NB, a subsidiary of the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation, is the only legal retailer of recreational...
Dec 2, 2021
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Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon and Nikita Mathew were published in Advocacy Matters

Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon and Nikita Mathew Advocacy Matters Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon, Liz Hong and Nikita Mathew had an article titled, "Facebook Notification: You’ve been served!" in the Advocacy Matters newsletter...
Nov 29, 2021
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The pandemic has complicated child support payments by the self-employed

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to Financial Post The pandemic’s economic effect on Canadians has caused a significant decline in income in many industries with one result being that courts are more c...
Nov 23, 2021
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Do 'prospects of success' determine when limitation clock runs?

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer’s Daily In Ontario, under s. 5(1)(a)(iv) of the Limitations Act, 2002, 5.0. 2002, c.24, Schedule B (the Act), the two­ year limitation period for most civil l...
Nov 22, 2021
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