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Canada Supreme Court Rules That Privacy is Not An “All-or-Nothing Concept”

American Bar Association's Business Law Today While considering the specific criminal charge of voyeurism, Canada’s Supreme Court of Canada recently confirmed that privacy is not an ”a...
Mar 14, 2019
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For unmarried couples, splitting the house on separation is no sure thing

Special to the National Post Equalization of net family property does not apply to unmarried spouses in Ontario.
Mar 12, 2019
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United States Federal Trade Commission strikes one for children’s privacy

Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column On Feb. 27, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that operators of the video networking app Musical.ly (now known as TikTok), had agreed to pay...
Mar 11, 2019
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Just because your ex failed to disclose assets, doesn't mean you get a cut

Special to the National Post Determining the effect of non-disclosure on a negotiated settlement can be a challenge as one case illustrates.
Mar 7, 2019
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Changes in property ownership can have unexpected and wide-ranging consequences in family law

Special to the National Post B.C. couple spends years in court in dispute over late mother-in-law’s house.
Feb 13, 2019
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OSFI unveils new technology and cybersecurity breach requirements

Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column In addition to ensuring their compliance with Canada’s new federal mandatory data breach and breach-of-security-safeguards reporting requirement...
Feb 11, 2019
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Former Dragons’ Den star's divorce case highlights trouble with ‘expert testimony’ in family law

Special to the National Post Judge expressed frustration with experts who supported the positions of the party who hired them.
Jan 30, 2019
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The irony of representing yourself in family law litigation: It can cost you more than hiring a lawyer

Special to the National Post A wife’s decision to represent herself caused the husband to incur huge legal fees over 17 years. She was ordered to pay him $150,000.
Jan 16, 2019
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Dude, where’s my data? The OPC’s privacy guidance to cannabis retailers and purchasers

Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column With much fanfare, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. On December 17, 2018, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of C...
Jan 14, 2019
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What you need to know if you are considering getting a divorce in 2019

Special to the National Post Here are some words of advice for people looking to join the flood of calls to family lawyers early each January.
Jan 9, 2019
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She paid the insurance premiums for 13 years, but his new spouse got the payout — until the court intervened

Special to the National Post Full $250,000 paid to first wife in ruling guided by principle of unjust enrichment.
Dec 11, 2018
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Ethics by design: Canada adopts AI ethics and data protection declaration

Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column Canada has added its voice to the global chorus of data protection and privacy commissioners calling for fairness, transparency and privacy by design ...
Dec 10, 2018
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Modern Families: Understanding Polyamorous Relationships and their Judicial Recognition

STEP Journal, November 2018, Volume 26, Issue 9 As the traditional family model becomes a thing of the past, courts will need to keep pace with change
Nov 30, 2018
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Promotional problems — the challenge of promoting cannabis products, services and accessories

Grow Opportunity Magazine Everyone in the industry had fair warning that promoting cannabis products, services and accessories was going to be exceptionally difficult from a re...
Nov 28, 2018
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‘Excruciating’ trial in case that lasted 17 years emblematic of troubles plaguing family courts

Special to the National Post In every province in Canada, cases are taking longer and our laws have become significantly more complex.
Nov 28, 2018
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Does "Fairness" Play a Role in Statutory Interpretation?

Ontario Bar Association's Civil Litigation Section
Nov 20, 2018
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Security by design: California’s new IoT security laws

Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column On Sept. 28, California became the first U.S. state to specifically regulate the security of connected devices, otherwise known as the Internet of Thi...
Nov 19, 2018
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Significant details about Ontario cannabis retail revealed by provincial government

Yesterday, the Ontario Government released a number of significant details about Ontario cannabis retail.
Nov 15, 2018
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Fire Code Charges Withdrawn Against Foster Home Operator

Torkin Manes LegalPoint On February 24, 2017, a foster home operated by Connor Homes was engulfed in flames after one of the youth living in the home deliberately started a f...
Nov 15, 2018
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How your company can wind up on the hook for your support obligations

Special to the National Post The veil that protects the corporation can be pierced and the corporation may find itself liable for its shareholders' debts.
Nov 14, 2018
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Interference with Economic Relations: A Comparative Analysis of American and Anglo-Canadian Approaches

American Bar Association’s Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee Journal
Nov 6, 2018
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Therapy records are an explosive issue in custody battles

Special to the National Post Having records made public because evidence of professional treatment was provided may well result in a chilling effect for those who need treatment.
Oct 31, 2018
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Ontario Passes Provincial Cannabis Legislation

Yesterday marked a historic moment for Canada as the federal Cannabis Act came into effect, legalizing cannabis across the nation.
Oct 18, 2018
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Income declared on a tax return isn't the last word when calculating child support

Special to the National Post For the self-employed, a tax return is just the starting point, with the level of scrutiny an individual faces in a claim for child support likely to ...
Oct 17, 2018
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