Insurer should pay professional fees, judge says

Dispute over the use of word ‘required’
BY Anita Balakrishnan 12 Feb 2020

New reporting requirements for trusts could be just tip of the iceberg

FOCUS ON WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES — Changes come as taxing authorities across the world move toward transparency
BY Mallory Hendry 12 Feb 2020

In a first, Sidney B. Linden Award goes to Legal Aid Ontario staff lawyer

Timothy Lutes has worked for LAO for over two decades and manages some of its most complex cases
BY Bernise Carolino 12 Feb 2020

Equitable doctrine back before Ontario court after more than a century

FOCUS ON WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES - Doctrine of unconscionable procurement was used successfully in a recent case
BY Mallory Hendry 10 Feb 2020

Digital identity verification could present big opportunities for Ontario — but big risks, too

It’s vital that the province use strong identity verification if the process moves online, says one Ontario CEO
BY Anita Balakrishnan 10 Feb 2020

Queen’s Law partners with McGill to combat access-to-justice issues using AI and analytics

Apps being developed include a severance calculator and a customer dispute resolution tool
BY Bernise Carolino 10 Feb 2020

New markets modernization taskforce taps Sun Life legal chief, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada chair

Members include Norton Rose Fulbright’s Walied Soliman and Sun Life’s Melissa Kennedy
BY Bernise Carolino 10 Feb 2020

LSO human rights events raise concerns about overreach, say some readers

Human rights support surprisingly controversial for others
BY Anita Balakrishnan 10 Feb 2020

CASE LAW

Consideration paid under cancellation agreement was different for each party

Tax – Income tax – Administration and enforcement

Insurer’s representative didn’t arrange to have effective decision-maker ready to be contacted

Civil Practice and Procedure – Costs – Costs of particular proceedings

Certain obligations only apply where employers have control over workplace

Labour and Employment Law – Occupational Health and Safety Legislation - Miscellaneous

Administrative decision-maker is bound to follow applicable precedents originating from any court

Labour and Employment Law – Employment Standards Legislation – Administration and enforcement

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Advocacy centre at U of T law school plans constitutional challenge to lower minimum voting age

Statistics suggest that lowering voting age could boost civic interest among youth

Law Commission of Ontario reacts to changes to Class Proceedings Act proposed in bill 161

LCO said the changes could negatively impact access to justice and administration of justice

Ontario court adds three justices: Michael Callaghan, M. Samantha G. Peeris, Jessica Wolfe

The appointments will take effect on Feb. 13

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In Jan. 2019, a nurse was attacked and a security guard was injured at the workplace

Nominations close tonight for Canadian Law Awards

Pro Bono and Diversity categories recognize initiatives at the core of legal profession

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