Feb 12, 2018

Loretta Merritt has represented many Ontario Training School survivors — here she speaks to CTV News about the low incidence of false reports

Training school survivor haunted for decades: What happened to James Forbes?

Feb 07, 2018

Zombie spousal support: Laurie Pawlitza discusses spousal support obligations to your ex after death in her latest column in the National Post

The agreement must contain a clause that spousal support ends on the death of the recipient, or you keep paying.

Jan 24, 2018

She lied about being on the pill, and now she's pregnant. Laurie Pawlitza discusses if you still have to pay child support in her latest column in the National Post

Unwilling fathers have made many creative claims to try to avoid their child support obligations when parenthood has been thrust upon them.

Jan 22, 2018

Lisa Lifshitz reviews the recently unveiled Canadian Security Breach Regulations in the American Bar Association's Business Law Today

More than two years have passed since Ottawa amended Canada’s federal private-sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA, or the Act) by enacting Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, to establish mandatory data-breach reporting requirements.

Jan 12, 2018

Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon to participate in ArbitralWomen panel on Planning Past Unconscious Bias in Arbitration

By popular demand, ArbitralWomen invites you to participate in an interactive Sequel Seminar to create new ways to promote diversity in arbitration.

Jan 11, 2018

Thomas Stefanik speaks to HRD Canada about whether you can fire an employee for having a 'bad attitude'

Thomas Stefanik, Partner at Torkin Manes, explained to HRD Canada how HR leaders should be approaching a staff member with a chip on their shoulder.

Jan 08, 2018

Torkin Manes welcomes 4 new partners

We are pleased to announce that Kobi Bessin, Wesley Isaacs, Ryan Hauk and Lindsay Kantor have been admitted to the partnership.

Jan 05, 2018

Loretta Merritt comments on the Albert Shultz sexual assault allegations and civil cases

The accuser is a witness for the Crown, meaning she doesn't have a right to representation by a lawyer and has no say in how the proceeding is conducted said Loretta Merritt, a Toronto-based lawyer who specializes in sexual abuse lawsuits.

Dec 19, 2017

Loretta Merritt speaks to CBC News about why individual lawsuits may be a better option than class actions in historical sexual abuse cases

Class actions are not always best — individual lawsuits may be better. Get advice about opting out.

Dec 15, 2017

Loretta Merritt discusses why class action lawsuits are not always best in historical sexual abuse cases in the Toronto Star

Too many abuse survivors lose the opportunity to make individual claims if they miss the op out deadline, which is easy to do for a variety of legitimate reasons.

Dec 12, 2017

Loretta Merritt speaks out against class actions for Ontario Training School sexual abuse cases

If class members don’t opt out by a date specified by the court, they are deemed to be included, even if they don’t know about the lawsuit or don’t feel ready to come forward with their experiences...

Dec 12, 2017

Loretta Merritt had done over 150 cases of abuse in the Ontario Training Schools (Oakville Reception, Galt, Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay) , Bowmanville, White Oaks (Hagersville), Sprucedale, Brookside (Coberg), Hillcrest, Cecil Fraser and Camp D.A.R.E.

Loretta Merritt has represented dozens of former training school residents. She says shame and the fear of not being believed make many abuse victims reluctant to come forward.

Dec 11, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz considers if an ICO can be successfully navigated within existing securities laws in her latest column in Canadian Lawyer

Recently, the freshly minted Cyber Unit of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission showed its teeth when it obtained an emergency court order to stop an allegedly fraudulent Initial Coin Offering involving a Quebec-based company, PlexCorps, its founder Dominic Lacroix and his partner, Sabrina Paradis-Royer.

Dec 01, 2017

Peter Straszynski shares his insights with CTV News on how Canada's move to legalize marijuana in the workplace could impact employers

As Canada moves towards a July 1st deadline of legalizing marijuana, questions remain about how its use will be regulated in the workplace. Peter Straszynski shares his insight with CTV News.

Nov 29, 2017

In family court, there's no hiding the Ferrari — Laurie Pawlitza discusses family support obligations in her latest column in the National Post

If you claim you’re so poor you can’t afford a penny of child support, best not to be driving a red Ferrari convertible. In addition to two Mercedes-Benzes …

Nov 28, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz discusses how to design a privacy-compliant autonomous vehicle in Canadian Lawyer

As autonomous car technology advances, privacy concerns relating to these vehicles are also growing given that these cars will be capable of recording a tremendous amount of data about (and from) their users and the environment around them.

Nov 20, 2017

Loretta Merritt discusses how class actions for historical sexual abuse cases can open doors but pose challenges in The Lawyer's Daily

While there are certainly advantages to pursuing historical sexual abuse claims by way of a class action, there are also distinct disadvantages.

Nov 15, 2017

Laurie Pawlitza discusses how the courts determine spousal support in her latest column in the National Post

Spousal support remains one of the most contentious issues separating couples must navigate.

Nov 03, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz discusses the threat of ransomware on the cloud in Canadian Lawyer

Longtime readers of this column know that I am a huge fan of all things cloud — until now.

Oct 23, 2017

Lorne Wolfson authors Settling Family Law Cases: Practical Techniques for Advocates and Neutrals

Containing hundreds of practical tips, Settling Family Law Cases: Practical Techniques for Advocates and Neutrals explains how to prepare for negotiation and mediations, choose the right dispute resolution process, develop cooperative parenting plans, deal with difficult parties, and overcome impasse.