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Convictions overturned due to new HIV rule

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Friday June 28, 2013.

Ontario's Supreme Court recently overturned a number of convictions regarding two men who tested positive for HIV. The men had been convicted of sexual assault, but the Supreme Court overturned these convictions based on a case a year prior and a clarification of rules regarding HIV disclosure by the Supreme Court. One man was convicted in 2009 on two charges of sexual assault when he did not disclose his HIV status....
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Cornwall Task Force arrests 37 in marijuana ring

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Friday June 28, 2013.

Local police agencies banded together to create a Regional Task Force, resulting in the arrest of 37 people throughout Ontario and other portions of Canada. These individuals face a variety of serious drug chargesincluding trafficking marijuana. The RCMP headed up this task force with their organized Crime team, but Cornwall, Akwesasne and Ontario Provincial Police were also involved. It also included CBSA and officers from the Ministry of Finance. The raid...
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Police raid Dixon Road residences

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Friday June 21, 2013.

Police raided several properties in an anti-gang sweep in Ontario on Toronto's Dixon Road. The pre-dawn raids resulted in the arrest of several individuals who are now facing charges related to trafficking in illegal narcoticsand other charges. In total, 43 people were arrested in one day. Of these 43, 19 were arrested in Toronto and nine were arrested in Windsor. The arrests were made under the anti-gang sweep called Project Traveller....
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Crash leads to DUI charge

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Friday June 21, 2013.

Police responded to a call to downtown Windsor after hearing of an accident in the area. In relation to the call, a woman has been charged with causing an accident because she was allegedly driving under the influence. The accident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. by Bruce Avenue and Elliott Street. According to police, a man of 18 years was heading north on Bruce Avenue in his Charger. Bruce Avenue is...
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Big raid in Belleville

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges, Drug Trafficking on Friday June 14, 2013.

Seven people are facing charges after a large drug bust in Belleville. The seven defendants, who all reside in Belleville, face drug charges that include the production of a controlled substance, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession for the purpose of trafficking and careless storage of ammunition. Belleville police raided three houses in the east end of Belleville. They seized a variety of weapons, drugs and cash. The raid consisted of 29...
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Man from Edmonton arrested after manhunt

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in violent crimes on Friday June 14, 2013.

Manitoba's Portage la Prairie RCMP arrested a man from the Edmonton area after conducting a manhunt to find him. The man is now facing serious criminal allegations of crimes that he is suspected of committing. Police have stated that they believe that the suspect was heading to Ontario in an attempt to confront his ex-fiancee. The man's former partner was fleeing the abusive relationship and was staying with family members in Ontario,...
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40 pounds of cocaine seized from truck

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Friday June 07, 2013.

Canada Border Services Agency are reported to have seized approximately 40 pounds of a substance believed to be cocaine from a truck driver. The illegal narcotics were allegedly seized at the Ambassador Bridge. The truck driver from Ontario is now facing drug charges related to the seizure. The search commenced after a tractor-trailer was referred for a secondary inspection. The drugs are said to have been found inside a duffel bag in...
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Toronto man facing sexual assault charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Friday June 07, 2013.

The Peterborough-Lakefield police released information pertaining to an alleged sexual assault after a 22-year-old man made a report about an assault that had happened one to two years ago. According to the young man, the sexual assault was committed by a man from Toronto. This man is now facing sexual assault charges. According to the 22-year-old alleged victim, he was assaulted at a Peterborough home. He says that the sexual assault occurred...
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CONTACT INFORMATION

1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
Fax (416) 364-3271

COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.

We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19:

  • In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and after every client interaction;
  • All individuals entering our office will be required to use our hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our other clients and staff;
  • Regular disinfecting of our offices, public areas, meeting rooms and board rooms as well as increasing the frequency of disinfection of higher-traffic surface areas;
  • If a lawyer or client who has a scheduled meeting is feeling unwell, they will be strongly encouraged to stay home;
  • For the time being, we will avoid greeting clients and colleagues with our usual handshakes;
  • We will make every effort to ensure our firm will be stocked up with extra tissue and alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
  • We will monitor and stay informed from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization for facts as they become available. We will ensure all staff and team members are educated on symptoms and are well informed on prevention and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the firm still run if there are closures?

  • We are committed to assisting our clients. We remain open to assist our clients at this time (following aforementioned standards for health and safety). For clients who wish to communicate with our firm virtually, we have the technology for virtual meetings and are able to respond to the needs of our clients in a manner best to protect our staff and clients’ health.

Are staff and lawyers set up to work virtually?

  • All lawyers and staff are set up to work virtually and continue to assist clients and one another remotely. All lawyers are available via telephone, email and virtual video conferencing.

What is the court situation? How will we deal with court closures?

  • At this time, the Superior Court of Justice is closed from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020 – unless a judge orders otherwise.
    If you have a March matter, your matter will be postponed to June 2, 2020.
    April matters will be postponed to June 3, 2020 and May matters will be pushed to June 4, 2020.
  • Similarly, the Ontario Court of Justice will be closed for 10 weeks for all out of custody matters in criminal practice court. In custody matters will still be addressed. It is unclear if out of custody matters such as trials or preliminary hearings will continue since the courts have left this decision to the discretion of the judges. However, Bail courts will remain open for the time being.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. But we are still able to file materials and apply for urgent appeals to be heard.
  • We will advise clients by email of their next Court date.

How can payments be made?

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer and visa payments can be made over the phone.

If I have to deliver something to my lawyer, how shall I go about it?

  • For clients who wish to drop off documents but do not wish to come in contact with any one at the firm, you are encouraged to drop them off in our mail slot in front of our office.

We will be open and available for any questions, comments or concerns. Please call (416) 364-3111 for any further information.

Stay safe and healthy,

Joseph Neuberger