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Focus: Road-salt liability sparks calls for legislative change

To salt or not to salt? That is the question following a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling that awarded a southwestern Ontario couple damages for nuisance caused by the effects of road salt on their farm.

Focus: Hamilton has ‘arguable case’ in Canada Post appeal

While the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has shot down the City of Hamilton’s bylaw aimed at regulating Canada Post Corp.’s placement of community mailboxes within its boundaries, at least one prominent lawyer thinks the municipality has a feasible argument to appeal the ruling.

Focus: Movement away from word 'custody' gathers steam

The word custody may not be an expletive, but there’s a growing movement to bleep it out in family law disputes.
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Focus: Legal technicians filling service gap in Washington

The state of Washington is proving to be a leader in expanding the legal model in the United States with its adoption of limited licence legal technicians to help address the gaps in legal services in family law.

Focus: Law firms slow to respond to ‘Mobilegeddon’

Legal marketers say most Canadian law firms still don’t have mobile-friendly web sites despite a recent change in the Google algorithm that could push them down the mobile search rankings.
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Focus: Stereotypes continue to arise in sexual assault cases: prof

Despite numerous reforms to the law around sexual assault, many judges still appear to be analyzing evidence and credibility based on outdated assumptions, say some experts in the field.

Focus: Flexible practices on the upswing

Alexandra Mayeski takes advantage of the best of both worlds: she hires litigation services out to a law firm and she has her own partnership.

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.
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