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Published on: 5 Apr 2021 By

Driving into the future: Privacy and insurance implications of self-driving cars

Back in the early 90s, shows like Transformers and Knight Rider shaped and invigorated the imagination of young kids by integrating well known cars with computerized, autonomous, and intelligent personalities. The cars drove themselves; both literally and in personality. Today this story, wh…

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Published on: 30 Mar 2021 By

Can I walk away if I don’t pay the real estate deposit?

Over the past few months we are seeing more scenarios where a buyer, having their offer to purchase real estate accepted, will not pay the deposit and then try to walk away from the deal. Whether due to buyer’s remorse, or because a buyer submits offers on multiple properties and then moves …

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Published on: 23 Mar 2021 By

Vicarious liability of school boards for sexual assault by teachers

“Vicarious liability” is a legal concept which can cause employers to be held accountable for the negligent and, in some cases, intentional misconduct of their employees. The possibility of a finding of vicarious liability is intended to act as a deterrent to ensure employers put systems in …

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Published on: 10 Mar 2021 By

Top five things you need to know to get your business to be PCI compliant

Does your business accept payment via credit card? If so, you will likely need to be PCI compliant. This article provides a step-by-step guide for beginners on what PCI compliance is and how to get your business PCI compliant. 1. What is PCI DSS? The PCI Security Standards Council (the “Coun…

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Published on: 5 Mar 2021 By

What to expect from OHSA inspectors in the age of COVID-19

Employers beware, the Ontario government announced Wednesday, March 3, 2021, that it has hired over 100 additional occupational health and safety inspectors, bringing the total number of inspectors to more than 500—the largest number in Ontario’s history.  The new inspectors will be fully tr…

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Published on: 2 Mar 2021 By

Change in the Occupiers’ Liability Act: Claims to recover damages from incidents related to snow or ice require 60-day written notice

The year 2020 brought many changes. This blog post discusses another change from 2020 that came to stay: the Ontario Occupiers’ Liability Act (“OLA”) now requires 60-day written notice for incidents involving snow or ice. On December 8, 2020, Bill 118 received Royal Assent and came into forc…

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Published on: 26 Feb 2021 By

Product recalls: Determining if you’re affected and if you have a legal claim

Health Canada expands growing list of hand sanitizer recalls… What to know about Canada’s onion recall… Fresh imported peaches recalled due to salmonella If you search the term “recall” on a Canadian news website, chances are you will find a lengthy list of headlines like these. But despite …

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Published on: 24 Feb 2021 By ,

I received a payment from a class action. How do I know if it is legitimate?

Voir en français At one time or another, you may have received notification that you are eligible to participate in a class action. The notice will tell you how to file a claim, usually by completing an online form on a website dedicated to the administration of the class action. Sometimes y…

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Published on: 22 Feb 2021 By

User beware: the dangers of sharing personal health information with mobile apps

UPDATE: the FTC has now finalized its settlement with Flo Health, Inc., which requires Flo to notify affected users directly about the disclosure of their personal information to unauthorized third parties. If you are concerned or notified that your personal information may have been impacte…

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Published on: 18 Feb 2021 By

Product recalls: What recalls mean and where to find information about them

Hand sanitizer recall sparks concern … Red onion recall expands across Canada due to Salmonella outbreak… Additional ranitidine products recalled worldwide If you search the term “recall” on a Canadian news website, chances are you will find a lengthy list of headlines like these. But despit…

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