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Why do charities need creditor proofing? This is why.

In the aftermath of the abuse scandals at Catholic schools and churches the charity world learned much about how creditors could seize control of a charity’s assets. As a result many organizations began studying methods to protect charitable assets in case of an unsuccessfully defended lawsuit against them. Lawyers though know that the lessons of the past have not sunk in at many charities and now there is a very public example that comes from the failure to learn from history.


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Ego vs. injury – Why pursuing defamation claims is not always about the money

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is an example of how hurt feelings and damaged egos may not necessarily be a good reason to sue for defamation.


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The holiday party – Beware of the embarrassing photograph!

When it comes to holiday parties, it is not unusual for people to let their guard down. Before you know it, there is a video or photograph on YouTube or the social networks of someone at a party dressed in a reindeer costume, mooning the camera, while trying to juggle a shot glass of tequila on their red nose.


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The Facebook bullying case – some tough issues to ponder

In a case that has gained significant media attention, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has held that the name of a 15-year-old girl, who was allegedly defamed and bullied online, should be revealed to the public.


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Facebook: Friend or foe?

Beware all litigants! Anything you post on Facebook may be used against you in a court of law.


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