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Published on: 23 Feb 2017 By (She/Her)

Looking Both Ways: Contributory Negligence of Children in Personal Injury Cases

Unlike adults, children often do not have the maturity to know what to do when walking across or near roadways. Without adult supervision or an understanding of road safety, children may risk becoming involved in an accident and be found to share some responsibility. The Ontario Court of App…

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Published on: 17 Feb 2017 By

Ontario Announces Continuation of Offshore Wind Turbine Moratorium

Ontario announced earlier this week that it would be extending its moratorium on offshore wind turbine projects. The province had initially announced the moratorium back in 2011. The government has indicated that it requires further research before authorizing the development of off-shore wi…

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Published on: 9 Feb 2017 By

Unionized Ontario Employers Face Double Jeopardy in Human Rights Cases

Unionized employers regularly deal with employees alleging breaches of their human rights. These allegations can be the subject of the grievance process or an application to the province’s forum for hearings into human rights cases. In Ontario, the forum is the Human Rights Tribunal; in Mani…

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Published on: 7 Feb 2017 By

Unproven Complaints Against Employers Could Soon be Released to the Public

The Toronto Star has recently started a legal challenge that, if successful, may result in human rights, occupational health and safety, and other complaints made against employers being made public, despite the fact that those allegations are unproven. Most hearings today are not handled by…

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Published on: 7 Feb 2017 By (She/Her)

How To Legally Change Your Child’s Name In Ontario

Periodically a client will ask if it is possible to change their child’s last name, from their former spouses’ name to their own, for example changing the child’s last name to their maiden name so the child and parent have the same last name. Firstly to apply to change a child’s name you mus…

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Published on: 1 Feb 2017 By

What To Consider When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

When hiring a personal injury lawyer, you should consider their experience, reputation, and location. Experience:  Lawyers work on business deals, transfer real estate, create wills, and argue in court. Lawyers can handle a variety of legal issues, or be specialized, focusing on business dis…

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