Toronto Fire Station Robberies: One of Their Own

January 13th, 2017 by

When you go to work, you never expect one of your own colleagues to treat you poorly, take advantage of you, or even go to such lengths to steal something from you. Unfortunately for two fire stations in Toronto, that is not the case. For fire fighters, their fire hall is their second home. They […]

 

Proving Pain at Trial

January 10th, 2017 by Marc Spivak

In personal injury litigation, proving the fault of the other party is only half the battle;  proving the injury and damages caused by an event can often be more difficult.  Frequently personal injury lawyers are in the position of needing to convince a judge and a 6 person jury that the injured client in front […]

 

Ontario Judge admits: Jury trials exist to keep damage …

January 9th, 2017 by Marc Spivak

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court is making waves in the legal circles because of the trial judge’s bold statements about the role of civil jury trials in our justice system—specifically in car accident litigation. In the Mandel v Fahkim decision, Justice Frederick Myers explicitly vented his frustration with the civil jury system.  […]

 

Saskatchewan judge: Dogs are property and should not be …

January 6th, 2017 by Jeffrey Spiegel

A recent decision from Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench has drawn the attention of pet owners after the judge ruled that dogs are to be considered property and should not be treated as though they are children. The judge’s words came in response to a divorcing couple’s petition to the court for interim possession of […]

 

What Every Employer Needs To Know About Twitter

January 5th, 2017 by Marty Rabinovitch

It is well-known that employees have certain legal obligations to their employer with respect to the content of their social media profiles.  An arbitrator recently confirmed that employers also need to be careful about the content of their social media pages as it relates to their employees. A provincial arbitrator ruled that the Toronto Transit […]

 

Protect Yourself from Liability: Shovel, Salt and Purch …

January 4th, 2017 by Marc Spivak

With winter season upon us, it is time to remember the importance of shoveling and salting your driveways and walkways after a snowfall. Slip and fall injuries are much more likely to happen in the winter months, creating a greater risk of liability for property owners. If someone slips and falls on your property because […]

 

Quebec Court upholds decision that dismissing a cashier …

January 3rd, 2017 by Marty Rabinovitch

A Quebec grocery store cashier who suggested to a customer that he shop at a nearby Wal-Mart for lower prices was summarily dismissed by the store’s owner for “disloyal conduct amounting to a breach of trust”. The dismissal, which was grieved by the employee’s union, was found to be justified by an arbitrator.  The Quebec […]

 

Amendments to US Criminal Procedure May Threaten the Pr …

December 20th, 2016 by Ankur Narula

The explosion of modern communications technology is increasingly connecting Canadians to the world abroad.  Geographical boundaries and distances are no longer as significant as they once were.  Today, our phones, the device most of us carry in our pockets, enables us to access our private and confidential information from anywhere in the world, at any […]

 

Can Paramedics Learn About Their Patient’s Diagno …

December 16th, 2016 by John Schuman

The relationship paramedics have with patients is only supposed to last one day. Every day, paramedics are exposed to first time patients suffering new challenges under different conditions. As time progresses and paramedics are exposed to more and more patients, paramedics begin to see trends in the similar problems them and become better able to […]

 
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