Sit, stay, stop: Liability and driving with your dog
For most dog owners, the words “car ride” gets their dog excited and begging to hit the road. However, driving with your dog in your vehicle poses a risk to your safety, your pet’s safety, and the safety of other drivers. In a recent Canadian survey, almost half (47%) of participants leave t…View the post titled Sit, stay, stop: Liability and driving with your dog
An update on the family pet in a separation
Unfortunately upon the breakdown of a relationship it is not uncommon to see the family pet being used as a weapon. One spouse knowingly understands how important the pet is to the other spouse, and may use the pet to create additional conflict. One spouse may insist they are more entitled t…View the post titled An update on the family pet in a separation
Justice served and seen: The landmark verdict for Our London Family
Justice must not only be done but also be seen to be done. Yesterday in a packed London, Ontario courtroom, we witnessed justice in action. The trial of the terrorist who, on June 6, 2021, in a single act of terrorism, killed Our London Family and orphaned a little boy has now reached final…View the post titled Justice served and seen: The landmark verdict for Our London Family
Is Bill 124 unconstitutional? Yes. And also, no.
On, February 12, 2024, the Ontario Court of Appeal (the “Court”) released its much-anticipated decision1 on the constitutionality of Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 (the “Act”), which restricts increases to salaries and compensation for e…View the post titled Is Bill 124 unconstitutional? Yes. And also, no.
Paths to resolving a family law separation
Experiencing a separation is never easy. When a relationship breaks down, there are many issues that need to be resolved, such as deciding whether the family home will be sold or bought out by one party, dividing or “equalizing” the family property, setting a parenting schedule for the child…View the post titled Paths to resolving a family law separation
Fiduciary accounting: Accounting and record-keeping requirements for attorneys and guardians for property
Court-appointed guardians of property and persons acting pursuant to a continuing power of attorney for property (commonly referred to as “attorneys for property”) share a common duty: they are tasked with managing money and/or property for the benefit of someone who is no longer capable of …View the post titled Fiduciary accounting: Accounting and record-keeping requirements for attorneys and guardians for property
Canadian private equity funds face hidden risks when taking on non-resident investors
Private equity funds and limited partnerships Private equity funds almost always operate as limited partnerships (LPs). The LP structure is simple but effective: The fund manager, usually a corporation, manages the business as the general partner and assumes unlimited liability. The investor…View the post titled Canadian private equity funds face hidden risks when taking on non-resident investors
Fault in left-turn collisions
Left-turn collisions often occur at intersections. One driver may be going straight through the intersection while another, proceeding in the opposite direction, is attempting to turn left at the light. Examples of behaviour that can result in a left-turn collision include: When a collision …View the post titled Fault in left-turn collisions
Another large increase: Statutory deductibles and thresholds 2024 – A legislated barrier to full recovery
Did you know that if you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision seriously enough to receive an award for pain and suffering, it may be reduced by $46,053.20? This amount is known as the statutory deductible and, worse yet, it is tied to inflation and increases each year. If you are inju…View the post titled Another large increase: Statutory deductibles and thresholds 2024 – A legislated barrier to full recovery
Sexual abuse matters in the civil and criminal systems – what’s the difference?
Instances of sexual abuse can be addressed legally in the civil and criminal systems. Some matters may end up in both. The processes, purposes of, and possible outcomes in each differ. Criminal matter A criminal case is pursued by the Crown with the benefit of police investigation. The goal …View the post titled Sexual abuse matters in the civil and criminal systems – what’s the difference?
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