• 15 May 2014

    The Burden of Proof (4 minute read)

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    At the end of March, I spent five days in court conducting a trial.  I was the lawyer for the Plaintiff, so the “burden of  proof” rested on me (and my client).  In practical terms, that meant that it was my responsibility to prove all the essential elements of my client’s case, on “a balance of probabilities.”  Many people have heard that phrase, but for many people the notion of proof remains somewhat mysterious.  What does it mean to say that something has been proven “on a balance of probabilities”?

    By Salim Hirji Civil Litigation
  • 01 May 2014

    Protect Your Mailing List! (15 minute read)


    Canada’s new “anti-spam” law  (“CASL”) goes into effect on July 1, 2014.  Those of you who use email or text messages to communicate  with customers will need to get consent from the people on your mailing list if you want to keep sending them newsletters, updates, and other messages after July 1.  If you use a mailing list, you need to sit down, clear your desk, and take the next 15 minutes to read this.

    By Salim Hirji General Small Business

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