Settlement Judgement May Not Be The End of Legal Battle …

July 20th, 2018

In a shocking decision, rising star clarinetist Eric Abramovitz was awarded $375,000 in a default judgment against his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lee. Mr. Abramovitz was offered a full scholarship to study under world-renowned clarinet pedagogue Yehuda Gilad. Unbeknownst to Mr. Abramovitz, his girlfriend at the time Ms. Lee had deleted the acceptance email, impersonated him and […]

 

Can My Parents Take A Condo From Me That They Purchased …

January 19th, 2018

Family Lawyer John Schuman was asked the following question: My parents purchased a condo under my name, is there a way for them to legally take the condo back? I live in Ontario, Canada. Due to some conflicts with my parents, they are claiming that by law they can force me to give back the […]

 

Internet and a Breakdown of Privacy: The New Era of Sex …

March 27th, 2017

By: Victoria Yang Technology undoubtedly has great power when a superpower nation’s diplomacy can be built on 15-second tweets. A one-second decision to share, send, or post can irreversibly release data within the rest of the world’s reach. That same one second can also change a person’s life forever in a terrifying and nightmarish way. […]

 

Is Ontario Really the Litigation Capital of Canada?

February 13th, 2017

By: Daniel Frank It is a commonly held belief that Ontario is the litigation capital of Canada. With more lawyers than any other province, a greater population and far larger economy, this idea is intuitive and easy to believe. However, the question remains; are individuals and corporations located in Ontario more likely to litigate than […]

 

Self-Represented Defendants and the Justice System

January 23rd, 2017

Last week, The Star released an article outlining how self-represented defendants can cause a problem for the justice system. In a majority of the cases, the self-represented individuals have been found guilty and sentenced. Through the article, their main focus is cast upon the fairness of the trial when defendants choose to self-represent, from the opposing […]

 

Rejecting Homophobia From Our Juries

November 28th, 2016

In the recent case of R. v. Dowholis, 2016 ONCA 801, The Ontario Court of Appeal ordered a new trial in a judgment regarding a gay man convicted of sexual assault due to a reasonable apprehension of bias by a juror. The appeal centred around the conduct of a member of the jury. The juror […]

 

Ontario court orders $100,000 award for posting of inti …

March 14th, 2016

By Michelle Stephenson A recent Superior Court of Justice decision, Jane Doe 464533 v. ND (the identity of the parties is protected by a publication restriction), addressed whether an 18 year old woman was entitled to compensation after her ex-boyfriend had posted an intimate video of her online. In this case, Jane Doe and her […]

 
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