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Tribunals and courts: Defining reasonableness

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer’s Daily Assuming reasonableness review is the applicable standard, Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov 2019 SCC 65 establishes that th...
Mar 11, 2020

Online ticket seller faces the music on extra fees

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer On February 13 the Competition Bureau struck another blow against so-called “drip-pricing” ticket-selling tactics when it slammed the deceptive online...
Mar 6, 2020

Tribunals and courts: New era of judicial review

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer’s Daily Over the past decade, nothing has led to more spilled ink than the standard of review Canadian courts should apply when reviewing administrative decis...
Mar 4, 2020

Account for RESPs in any separation agreement, or risk getting taught a lesson in court

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post Throughout Canada, a divorced parent’s child support obligation includes the sharing of a child’s special or extraordinary expenses. Those expenses, k...
Feb 19, 2020

Location really is everything when it comes to dividing family property amid bankruptcy

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post Resolving the way a separated couple’s property is dealt with can be complicated, but it gets even more complex if one of the spouses declares bankrup...
Feb 14, 2020

IP Addresses No Longer Protected in Alberta

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer In a surprising decision, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta recently held in R. v. Bykovets that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in ...
Feb 12, 2020

B.C. Court of Appeal sends a clear family law message in case of transgender teen

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post In a prior article, I observed that “today’s modern family is a fascinating, complex and changing construct. As the way we form and grow a family evol...
Jan 30, 2020

Beware the Zombie Software!

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer January 14th marked the end of Microsoft’s support for its Windows 7 product. Why is this date important? Because, following this date the software jo...
Jan 22, 2020

Workplace Policies That All Businesses Need

Peter C. Straszynski and Shreya Patel Ontario employers are required by law to have certain workplace policies in place at work.
Jan 17, 2020

Trading your share of the house for reduced child support could leave you paying more

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post In family law, agreements reached between separating couples often contain more creative and individualized terms than do court orders. One spouse may...
Jan 9, 2020

Statutory interpretation and ‘ordinary meaning’ of words

Marco P. Falco The Lawyer's Daily One of the ways in which Canadian courts interpret legislation is to analyze the “ordinary meaning” of words. Reference is made to the rea...
Dec 17, 2019

‘Catch me if you can’: Husband who failed to disclose Cayman Islands bank account ordered to pay wife $32,000 in costs

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post When a couple separates, financial issues almost inevitably arise. To answer these questions, financial disclosure is essential. But, what happens whe...
Dec 17, 2019

Connecting the right way this holiday season

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer ‘Tis the season to spend lavishly on gifts for friends and family, and no doubt many of the year’s hottest purchases will include so-called “smart” de...
Dec 11, 2019

Mother awarded costs after father tries (and fails) to play hardball

Justyna A. Waxman The Lawyer's Daily Mackie v. Crowther 2019 ONSC 6431, a well-reasoned recent decision of Justice Alex Pazaratz, is the most recent of a long line of family court decisio...
Nov 26, 2019

Adam Black on children living at home longer and the effects this is having on some child support decisions

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post Following a couple’s separation, there is no greater certainty than a parent’s obligation to support their children. But what happens if, ...
Nov 21, 2019

Disorder in the court: When one spouse ignores rulings, the other often pays the price

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post Family courts seem to have an abundance of litigants who view court orders as “suggestions” only. Orders for support and for the payment o...
Nov 12, 2019

PIPEDA mandatory breach notification provisions turn one

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column How times passes when you’re having fun. The provisions of Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electr...
Nov 11, 2019

Adam Black on why conflict doesn't always end with a court order for separating couples in his latest column in the National Post

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post Parenting issues can be the most arduous and protracted component of the complex matrix of issues that must be resolved when a couple separates. For s...
Oct 23, 2019

Ethical Open Source: Is the world ready?

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Given its incredible popularity in the marketplace, there is no question that many software developers (and their respective companies) today see grea...
Oct 15, 2019

How a three-year relationship can lead to 15 years of spousal support payments

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post The length of time spousal support is payable to a dependent spouse after the relationship has ended remains one of the most vexing issues in family l...
Oct 8, 2019

Why your seemingly perfect separation agreement may not be written in stone

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post In most cases, separated spouses resolve the issues arising from their separation by way of a written agreement between them. While it is hoped that t...
Sep 24, 2019

New legislative changes to federal support enforcement laws

Justyna A. Waxman Lawyer's Daily Through their enforcement efforts, federal, provincial and territorial governments disburse about $2 billion annually to Canadian families to satisfy ...
Sep 18, 2019

California now has toughest law in U.S. for the collection of personal information

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column If you work at a company that engages in cross-border transactions involving consumers, including in California, brace yourself – some additiona...
Sep 16, 2019
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