Thursday, June 17, 2021

Legal Tweet of the Day: June 17, 2021


#LegalTweetOfTheDay: Montreal-based Pornhub trafficked humans, exploited children, alleges new lawsuit brought by 34 women from around the world via @TorontoStar https://bit.ly/3zufdiZ 
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Paul Adam on Wills and Estates


What are the legal rights of adopted children when a parent - biological or adoptive - passes away? If the Will makes a gift to "my children", does that include adopted children?

Under Ontario law, legally adopted children are generally presumed to have the same rights as biological children for estate purposes. 
A testator still has the freedom to make gifts and leave inheritances and specify that they are only for certain, specified children, if she chooses, so the question may depend on interpreting what the deceased intended and the wording of the Will. 


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Legal Tweet of the Day: June 16, 2021


#LegalTweetOfTheDay: Harvey Weinstein to be extradited to California for additional sexual assault charges via CBC

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Simran Bakshi on Employment Law: What to do if I’m about to be dismissed?



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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Legal Tweet of the Day: June 15, 2021


#LegalTweetOfTheDay:Israel's new prime minister is sworn in, ending Netanyahu's 12-year grip on power via CNN


- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Simran Bakshi on Family Law: Guide to Meeting Your Partner’s Kids during COVID19


Introducing your child to a new partner can be challenging at the best of times. Doing so during a pandemic adds a whole other layer of complication. The recent decision of Marino Belen v Marino, 2020 ONSC 6124, is a reminder to parents that while changes to family dynamics should be embraced, it must be balanced against social circle guidelines in the new Covid19 era. 


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Monday, June 14, 2021

Legal Tweet of the Day: June 14, 2021


#LegalTweetOfTheDay: Hang on to your face masks until fall: Toronto city council votes to extend bylaw via The Toronto Star


- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wise Law's Top 10 LawTweets for the week of June 14, 2021

Here are our Top 10 #LawTweets for the week of June 14, 2021.




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Wise Law's Legal Headlines for the week of June 14, 2021

Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of June 14, 2021 from Wise Law on Twitter:
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Legal Tweet of the Day: June 10, 2021


#LegalTweetOfTheDay: McGahn Affirmed That Trump Tried to Oust Mueller, Transcript Shows via The New York Times


- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Paul Adam on Wills and Estates: What is the difference between a Will and a Power of Attorney? Do I need both?


A Last Will only determines what happens to your property after you have passed. 

A Power of Attorney is used to appoint someone to manage your property and your medical care if you are incapable. It is no longer valid after death. 

In some ways, having an Attorney who can protect you while you are still living is even more important that having a will. 

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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Legal Tweet of the Day: June 9, 2021


#LegalTweetOfTheDay: What to Know About Workplace Mask Rules via The New York Times


- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Legally Adulting Online

Highlights from #LegallyAdultingOnline: Paul Adam discusses when you should make a Will and Simran Bakshi considers whether employers can require employees to be vaccinated.

Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/pqzAm0OXQCA

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- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Legal Tweet of the Day: June 8, 2021


#LegalTweetOfTheDay: Damning report finds 'persistent and unyielding' anti-Black racism in Ontario's public service via CBC

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Simran Bakshi on Workplace and Employment Law: Another Blow to Employers – There is no saving a Termination Provision that is in part illegal


What happens if one provision in a section on termination of employment is unenforceable, but not another? The Court of Appeal considered this question in Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc, 2020 ONCA 39 and determined that "While courts will permit an employer to enforce a rights-restricting contract, they will not enforce termination provisions that are in whole or in part illegal.  In conducting this analysis, it is irrelevant whether the termination provisions are found in one place in the agreement or separated, or whether the provisions are by their terms otherwise linked."

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