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Two jurisdictions' recent decisions on assisted human reproduction and parentage.

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Differentiating factors between successful and non-successful firms

A new decade is upon us and firm leaders are attempting to identify what strategies will give them a competitive advantage and sustained success going forward.

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Does a person in a marriage-like relationship owe the other person a fiduciary duty with respect to the disposition of assets on death?

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Alienation of children from their mother was contrary to their best interests; Father's admitted conduct exposed significant behaviour disturbances and aggressive and controlling texts directed to mother were put before court as evidence.

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New era in Canadian trademark law.  What are the implications?

On June 17th sweeping changes were made to Canadian trademark law. Part of those changes included Canada acceding to 3 international trademark treaties, Singapore treaty, the Madrid Protocol and the Nice Agreement. What are the implications of these changes?

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Threlfall v. Carleton University (2019), 2019 CarswellQue 9253, 2019 CarswellQue 9252, 2019 CSC 50, 2019 SCC 50 (S.C.C.)

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R.S. v. P.R. (2019), 2019 CSC 49, 2019 SCC 49, 2019 CarswellQue 8813, 2019 CarswellQue 8812

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What are the limitations on judicial discretion on costs when settlement offers aren’t accepted

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Trial judge erred in duration of spousal support award and spousal support was ordered on indefinite basis; Although trial judge did not expressly make finding of entitlement on compensatory basis, he functionally did just that

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Parties were in relationship for eight years, but nature of relationship was at issue. Evidence was clear that parties dated for long time, but they never established common-law relationship.

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Trial judge upheld validity of codicil holding that burden of proving due execution of codicil was satisfied.

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In action for annulment on ground of non-consummation, defendant could be deemed incompetent when refusing to submit to medical treatment or examination if non-consummation was established to court's satisfaction

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