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Enforcment of a foreign judgment in Turkey
07-Oct-2014
The Court of Appeal Discusses Costs in Personal Injury Cases
26-Aug-2014
Court of Appeal Grants Insurance Coverage to Woman Driving with Expired License
26-Aug-2014
How Not to Cancel a Distribution Contract
26-Aug-2014
Family business dispute helps to clarify law | Supreme Court clarifies tort of unlawful interference with economic relations
11-Mar-2014
Pay Your Credit Cards or Feel the Wrath of Their Interest
27-Jan-2014
Separating All Over Again: Mobility Rights in a Co-parenting Arrangement
13-Jan-2014
Bankruptcy Law and Your Driver's License: One (Exceptional) Way Around Paying for the 407 ETR
21-Dec-2013
You Have Two Years Before You're Cut Off From Suing Someone
16-Dec-2013
A Deal's a Deal, Even If It's With Your Siblings
06-Dec-2013
Settling disputes for guardianship of developmentally-challenged adult children
28-Nov-2013
Availability of Canadian Assets for Equalization and Support Payment
23-Nov-2013
Human Rights Applications Need to be Made Within a One-Year Period
20-Nov-2013
The Importance of Finality: Full and Final Releases are Final (with some exceptions)
18-Nov-2013
Rumble in the Courts: Separation Dates, Equalization and Income and Support Amounts - Mwanri v. Mwanri
14-Nov-2013
Mixing friendship and business - Arkilander v. Michasiw
13-Nov-2013
Legal Considerations When Setting or Changing a Dress Code in the Workplace
12-Feb-2013
OHIP Reimbursement Dispute: KA vs. OHIP
11-Feb-2013
The Role of Seller Property Information Statements
01-Feb-2013
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ontario, Canada
30-Sep-2012
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Family business dispute helps to clarify law | Supreme Court clarifies tort of unlawful interference with economic relations
by MyLawBid
11-Mar-2014 8:00 AM

A New Brunswick family dispute over a building provides the Supreme Court of Canada the opportunity to clarify the scope and application of the tort of unlawful interference with economic relations (also known as the unlawful means tort).


Pay Your Credit Cards or Feel the Wrath of Their Interest
by MyLawBid
27-Jan-2014 8:00 AM

Free money.  That's what having a credit card feels like.  Until the bill arrives and, if you don't pay the amount owed within the grace period, interest starts to accrue at an exorbitant rate.  Sometimes, the interest charged can amount to more than your purchases!  That is exactly what happened in Citi Cards v. Ross.


Separating All Over Again: Mobility Rights in a Co-parenting Arrangement
by MyLawBid
13-Jan-2014 8:00 AM

Parent v. MacDougall provides a glimpse into the court's thought process in balancing a parent's mobility rights and co-parenting arrangements.


Bankruptcy Law and Your Driver's License: One (Exceptional) Way Around Paying for the 407 ETR
by MyLawBid
21-Dec-2013 8:00 AM

Canada (Superintendent of Bankruptcy) v. 407 ETR Concession Company Limited is the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision that allows discharged bankrupts to renew their driver's license without paying debts owed prior to their discharge to the 407 ETR.


You Have Two Years Before You're Cut Off From Suing Someone
by MyLawBid
16-Dec-2013 8:00 AM

948298 Ontario Inc. v. Penretail II Ltd. and Bentall Retail Services LP is a good example of how important the determination of the limitation period is because, even if a claim has merit, the claim can be thrown out once the limitation period has passed.


A Deal's a Deal, Even If It's With Your Siblings
by MyLawBid
06-Dec-2013 8:00 AM

The dispute in Veiga v. Veiga is a perfect of example of family squabbling over inherited property.  In this case, the applicant and responding parties are siblings.  Their grandmother had recently passed away and left her house to her three grandchildren.


Settling disputes for guardianship of developmentally-challenged adult children
by MyLawBid
28-Nov-2013 8:00 AM
Caring for a developmentally-challenged adult child is a long-term responsibility.  When parents are divorced and cannot see beyond their differences on a number of issues, it may be difficult for them to agree on decisions concerning the personal care and property of their child.  In some circumstances, divorced parents may not be able to jointly act as guardians for their adult child. 
 
Ciccone v. Côté provides an in-depth look into the evidence that the court will consider in determining sole guardianship of a developmentally-challenged adult child.

Availability of Canadian Assets for Equalization and Support Payment
by MyLawBid
23-Nov-2013 8:00 AM
Although an order can be made as to how much one spouse should receive in equalization and support, in practicality, if few or no assets are located in Canada, it will be more difficult for that spouse to collect on what he or she is owed.
 
Carey v. Almuli provides a glimpse into this world. 

Human Rights Applications Need to be Made Within a One-Year Period
by MyLawBid
20-Nov-2013 8:00 AM
Human rights legislation in Ontario has been put in place to "recognize the dignity and worth of every person and to provide for equal rights and opportunities without discrimination that is contrary to law," (preamble to the Human Rights Code Ontario)).  There are limits to the legislation, however, and, if it's processes and rules are not followed, those who have been mistreated may have no recourse.
 
Zieba v. Zeljko Veselinovic Dentistry Professional Corporation provides a cautionary tale to those who are slow to act on their human rights claims.  

The Importance of Finality: Full and Final Releases are Final (with some exceptions)
by MyLawBid
18-Nov-2013 8:00 AM
In the case of a settlement, the defendants will probably require as part of the settlement that you sign a full and final release.  A full and final release is the no return policy where, if you accept the settlement arrangement, there are no returns and you cannot go back and sue the company or any of their employees with respect to your dispute.  Only in very exceptional cases may you get out of the release.
 
Thompson v. Rogers Communications Inc. provides a closer look at situations dealing with a full and final release and when the courts might allow parties to get out of a settlement arrangement after the signing of a release.

Rumble in the Courts: Separation Dates, Equalization and Income and Support Amounts - Mwanri v. Mwanri
by MyLawBid
14-Nov-2013 8:00 AM
No matter how happy a marriage once was, the end of a marriage can be a personal and punishing process.  Examining the finances and intricacies of a marriage and determining the appropriate way of dividing the family's assets will lead to compromise at a time when some spouses seek to extract their pound of flesh.

The case of Mwanri v. Mwanri provides a good example of the type of issues that separating couples fight over.

Mixing friendship and business - Arkilander v. Michasiw
by MyLawBid
13-Nov-2013 8:00 AM

When starting a business with a friend, trust and the upfront cost of legal services may make it seem as if formal agreements or any written form acknowledging a business relationship are not necessary.

Nothing could be further from the truth and the recent decision in Arkilander v. Michasiw is a good example of why friendship and business don't mix and how any agreement, even informal ones, may protect your interests.  


Canadian Lawyer - Independent Legal Advice (ILA)
by MyLawBid
12-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

As you read through a contract that you are about to sign, you notice a provision that says that you have received independent legal advice (ILA) before signing the contract.  From whom can you receive independent legal advice?  Independent legal advice is legal advice that you receive from a lawyer who does not act for any of the other parties to the contract.  Before signing any agreement, it may be best to hire your own lawyer to review the contract to ensure that your interests are taken into consideration. 

 

To find a lawyer or law firm to provide you with independent legal advice, click here and select one or more areas of law in which you need help.


Canadian Patent Agent and Lawyer - Intellectual Property Law
by MyLawBid
12-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

You have just created a wonderful new product that can change the world and earn a significant amount of money.  How can you protect your idea and gain the exclusive rights to sell it?  If you have invented a world-changing product and would like to take steps to prevent others from copying it, you should speak to a patent agent and lawyer who can describe the cost and process of patenting an idea in Canada.

 

To find a patent agent, lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Intellectual Property Law” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Trademark (TM) Lawyers - Intellectual Property Law
by MyLawBid
11-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

Trademarks (TM) can be found in all aspects of our lives.  From famous brand names to catchy jingles on the radio, these trademarks have value because their owners have invested time and money in ensuring that the trademark is well-known.  If you are planning to start a business or looking to launch a new product or service, before you select a name or logo, consider speaking with a trademark (TM) lawyer or law firm to determine if you are able to use the name or logo design.


To find trademark (TM) lawyers or law firms, click here and select “Intellectual Property Law” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Copyright Lawyer - Intellectual Property Law
by MyLawBid
11-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

Literary, artistic, musical and dramatic works may be covered by copyright laws in Canada.  If you have created such a work or if you are looking to sue or defend against a claim for copyright infringement, a copyright lawyer may be able to help you protect and defend your work.  To find a copyright lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Intellectual Property Law” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Elder Law Lawyer
by MyLawBid
08-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

Elder law encompasses many different areas of law focusing specifically on how they affect older Canadians.  There may be estate law, family law, financial planning and capacity-related concerns which may be specific to senior citizens.  To find an elder law lawyer, click here and select “Estate Law” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Power of Attorney Lawyer - Estate Law
by MyLawBid
08-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

Powers of attorney can give other people the authority to make decisions on your behalf.  Depending on your province, you may need separate powers of attorney for decisions concerning personal care and those concerning financial decisions.  To ensure that you have a properly drafted power of attorney appropriate for your circumstances, it is best to speak to a power of attorney lawyer.

 

To find a power of attorney lawyer, click here and select “Estate Law” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Henson Trust Lawyers - Estate Law
by MyLawBid
07-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

A Henson trust is a particular type of trust which gives the trustee absolute discretion over the trust’s assets.  This form of trust can be useful in passing on an inheritance to people with poor financial management skills or to those with disabilities seeking to continue to collect government benefits.  If you are looking to pass on assets to a person with disabilities or a person who is otherwise unable to manage their own finances, you may want to speak with a lawyer to determine whether a Henson trust is appropriate.  To find a Henson trust lawyer, click here and select “Estate Law” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Wills Lawyer - Estate Law
by MyLawBid
07-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

A will is a legal document that expresses a person’s wishes as to how and to whom he or she would like his or her property and assets distributed after passing away.  Although a lawyer isn’t required to draft a will, to ensure that your wishes are respected after passing away, it may be best to have a lawyer prepare your will since a lawyer may be more familiar with the formalities and what is required.

 

To find a wills lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Estate Law” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Trust Lawyer - Estate Law
by MyLawBid
06-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

There may be a number of reasons why a trust is created.  It may be for tax or estate planning or for privacy or asset protection.  Regardless of the reason, there are a number of different types of trusts available to help you achieve your goal.  To find a trust lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Estate Law” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Living Will Lawyer - Estate Law
by MyLawBid
06-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

End-of-life care and decision-making can be a difficult experience for family and loved ones when it comes time to determining what types of medical treatment an incapacitated loved one would have wanted.  Should all efforts be taken to keep them alive or would they prefer to be made comfortable and be allowed to die? 

 

To determine the answer to these questions yourself instead of relying on your family and loved ones’ choices, you may consider creating a living will (aka an advance health directive drafted) and discussing your wishes with your family and loved ones.  To find a living will lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Estate Law” as the area of law in which you need help.</


Canadian Estate Planning Lawyers - Estate Law
by MyLawBid
05-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

Estate planning is the process by which individuals determine how they are to be treated when incapacitated and how they can reduce the amount of tax that is paid when property is transferred to others during or after their life.  Estate planning can ensure that your wishes are respected by your family and by the state.  If you would like to contact an estate planning lawyer, click here and select “Estate Law” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Mortgage Default and Enforcement Lawyers - Real Estate Law
by MyLawBid
05-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

Unexpected changes in your financial situation may affect your ability to repay your mortgage.  This may involve a default in your mortgage and, if payment is not made in a specified period of time (with any additional late fees and penalties), the bank may choose to take enforcement measures against your property. 

 

If you are facing such a situation and would like to contact a real estate lawyer specializing in mortgage defaults and enforcement, click here and select “Residential Real Estate” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Mortgage Agreement Lawyers - Real Estate Law
by MyLawBid
04-Jun-2012 8:00 AM

If you are buying a new house or condo, especially if you are a first-time property owner, you will likely need a mortgage to finance your purchase.  A mortgage lawyer and mortgage professional can help you understand your rights and obligations under your mortgage agreement and to help you better understand the home buying process from a legal perspective.

 

To find a mortgage agreement lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Residential Real Estate” as the area of law with which you need help.


Canadian Life Lease Lawyers - Real Estate Law
by MyLawBid
30-May-2012 8:00 AM

Instead of owning or renting a property, obtaining a life lease in a shared-living community may be an affordable alternative.  Life leases tend to be governed by the life lease agreement and contract and common law as there are few provinces with legislation governing and regulating life leases.  If you are considering the purchase of a life lease, it would be best to speak to a life lease lawyer if such an arrangement is suitable for your circumstances.

 

To find a life lease lawyer, click here and select “Residential Real Estate” as the area of law with which you need help.


Canadian Expropriation Lawyers - Real Estate Law
by MyLawBid
30-May-2012 8:00 AM

The expropriation of your property by the government or its agents can be a stressful experience.  If you are facing an expropriation and would like to learn more about the process, a lawyer specializing in expropriations can help.  To find an expropriation lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Commercial Real Estate” and “Residential Real Estate” as the areas of law with which you need help.


Canadian Construction Liens Lawyers - Real Estate Law
by MyLawBid
30-May-2012 8:00 AM

Construction liens can ensure that contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other personnel that work on a construction site are paid for their services.  Given that these liens can have priority ahead of even secured lenders, the existence of liens against a property can be of great concern to lenders and to commercial and residential real estate purchasers and vendors.  A construction liens lawyer can help you deal with any construction lien issues.

 

To find a construction liens lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Construction Law” as the area of law with which you need help.


Canadian Permanent Resident Applications Lawyers - Immigration Law
by MyLawBid
28-May-2012 8:00 AM

Becoming a permanent resident in Canada is the first step in becoming a Canadian citizen.  It can also make it easier to leave and enter the country.  If you are looking to becoming a permanent resident of Canada, you may want to speak with a permanent resident applications lawyer to walk you through the process and explain to you Canadian immigration laws.

To find a permanent resident application lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Immigration Law” as the area of law with which you need help.


Canadian Removal Order and Deportation Lawyers - Immigration Law
by MyLawBid
28-May-2012 8:00 AM

Whether it’s a departure order, exclusion order or a deportation order, receiving a removal order from the Canadian government can be a panic-inducing and stressful ordeal.  Removal order and deportation lawyers can help you navigate the process and challenge the orders.  To find a removal order and deportation lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Immigration Law” as the area of law in which you need help. 


Canadian Sponsorships Lawyers - Immigration Law
by MyLawBid
28-May-2012 8:00 AM

Sponsoring a family member to live with you in Canada can be the start of an exciting new life and bring about new opportunities for you and your family.  To ensure that you are able to successfully sponsor your family member(s) to live in Canada, speak with a sponsorships lawyer.  To find an immigration lawyer or law firm specializing in sponsorships, click here and select “Immigration Law” as the area of law in which you need help.


Canadian Appeals Lawyers - Immigration Law
by MyLawBid
28-May-2012 8:00 AM

Appealing an immigration decision in your case made by the Canadian government can be a complicated process.  Whether you disagree with their decision about a sponsorship application, removal order or the status of a permanent resident, an immigration lawyer specializing in appeals (an immigration appeals lawyer) can help you through the process before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) and the courts.

To find an immigration appeals lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Immigration Law” to find the lawyer that best suits your needs.


Canadian Annulments Lawyers - Family Law
by MyLawBid
27-May-2012 8:00 AM

For some people, marriage ends in divorce.  In other cases, the marriage is annulled.  A family lawyer specializing in annulments (an annulments lawyer) will be able to explain the differences between a divorce and an annulment and whether an annulment is appropriate in your circumstances.

To find an annulments lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Family Law” to find the lawyer that best suits your needs.


Canadian Adoption Lawyers - Family Law
by MyLawBid
27-May-2012 8:00 AM

Bringing a child into your family through adoption can be one of the happiest moments of your life. To help you reach that moment of joy, a family lawyer specializing in adoption (an adoption lawyer) can walk you through the process and ensure that you take the appropriate adoption steps in the relevant Canadian province.

To find an adoption lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Family Law” to find the lawyer that best suits your needs.


Legal services a la carte
by Jeffrey Fung
25-Jan-2012 8:00 AM

Legal services can be expensive.  So expensive in fact that many people may not be able be able to afford having a lawyer work on their legal problem full-time.  A lawyer’s legal expertise, on the other hand, may be indispensible in successfully resolving a legal problem.  The potential solution:  limited scope retainers.


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