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Focus: Families struggling with attendant-care limits

With attendant-care benefits limited since Feb. 1, 2014, to the amount of a family member’s actual economic loss, families have been struggling to care for their relatives under the new regime as their advocates look for ways to help them find any tool available to provide assistance.

Focus: Is Uber’s insurance policy adequate?

Uber’s insurance coverage could finally be open to scrutiny following the failure of a sealing application in a recent Ontario case instigated by the City of Toronto as it seeks to close the service down.
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Focus: First Nations take feds to court over third-party managers

An ongoing $30-million lawsuit against the federal government has the potential to provide more details about the inner workings of what happens when it appoints a third-party manager to administer the finances of a First Nation.
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Focus: Bell mobile TV decision a ‘step in the right direction’

Canadians will have to keep standing up for net neutrality if they want to prevent fast- and slow-lane Internet traffic from taking hold in this country, according to a Toronto technology lawyer.

Focus: Antitrust trilogy goes beyond competition cases

The trilogy of cases surrounding the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2013 decision in Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd. v. Microsoft Corp. is perhaps best known for its rejection of the American doctrine prohibiting antitrust class actions against indirect purchasers.

Focus: Family lawyer touts ABS despite resistance from many colleagues

Members of the family law bar should open their minds to the prospect of alternative business structures in Ontario, says an Ottawa lawyer championing looser rules for law firm ownership.
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Focus: Colleges ready to disclose more information

The more than two dozen colleges that regulate health professions in Ontario are in the process of making more information about their practitioners available on their public registries within the next few months.
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Focus: Medical marijuana continues to be source of litigation

There has been one constant since the Ontario Court of Appeal struck down the prohibition against possession of marijuana for medical reasons in 2000: the subsequent rules imposed by the federal government have been subject to repeated court challenges.
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Focus: Indcondo dispute drags on

A 23-year-old legal dispute between a real estate developer and his bankrupt former business partner is heading for a third trip to the Ontario Court of Appeal after a partially successful fraudulent conveyance claim resulted in the voiding of two property transfers that took place more than two decades ago.
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Focus: Toronto facilities for civil trials a ‘disgusting hole’

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s facilities for civil trials at 393 University Ave. in Toronto are a “disgusting hole,” says a veteran civil litigator.
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Focus: Court chides practice of using affidavits by staff

Refugee lawyers say they won’t shy away from filing affidavits from their employees in legal proceedings despite a Federal Court judge’s criticism of the practice as he rejected a bid by a failed refugee claimant to defer his deportation to Sri Lanka.

Focus: Sniffer dogs next frontier in workplace drug testing

For the past five years, the mining company that owns a potash operation outside of Saskatoon randomly brought drug-detection dogs to the site. The purpose was to sniff staff employees, contract personnel, and even managers for traces of illegal drugs. If the dog alerted, the company would take the employee to a private backroom for questioning. Employees would have to empty their pockets and any lunch pail or bag.
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