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Libel and Slander

Libel and Slander
Date: 21 Oct, 2021

It is more often than not that ugly allegations of misconduct are thrown between divorcing parties. Courts are used to these mudslinging matches which are generally given little weight unless particularly on point. Also, the usual place to launch such verbal attacks is within the four corners of the lawsuit. While a judge may penalize […]

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Will Interpretation

Will Interpretation
Date: 14 Oct, 2021

How does a court interpret a Will when the meaning of the Will is not particularly clear or makes no sense? This issue has been debated by courts for a lengthy period of time. In the recent 2021 Superior Court decision of Justice David Broad in Fletcher v. VanSickle, the guiding principles of the law […]

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Invasion Of Privacy

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Date: 08 Oct, 2021

Tort law aka civil claims for damages is not a fixed class. An example of a Tort that we are all familiar with is negligence such as when a person is not paying attention and causes you harm in a motor vehicle accident. However, as society and technology moves along Tort law, which is generally […]

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Land Titles First Dealings Probate Exemption – Part 2

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Date: 02 Sep, 2021

When a lawyer looks at the Province of Ontario’s Parcel Register, one can find an official record of the legal status of any parcel of land in Ontario.  Some people take advantage of other online services, but those are not legally reliable.  There is no substitute for a parcel register operated by the Province of […]

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Put on Notice: Only 60 Days to Report Slip and Falls

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Date: 20 Aug, 2021

By: Rebecca Rosenberg In December 2020, Bill 118, the Occupiers’ Liability Amendment Act, became law in Ontario. Now, someone who experiences a slip-and-fall such as on snow or ice on another’s property must provide the other party with written notice within 60 days. The previous limitation period for reporting these types of accidents was two […]

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A COMMERCIAL APPROACH TO THEIR DOMESTIC ARRANGEMENTS PART 2

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Date: 20 Aug, 2021

The Presumption of Resulting Trust Part 2 of 2 MY OBJECTION IS BASED ON A NUMBER OF GROUNDS Clearly there is a moral to this story, which is if you do not want to find yourself swimming in shark infested waters, do your very best to ensure that there is something in writing and indeed […]

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A COMMERCIAL APPROACH TO THEIR DOMESTIC ARRANGEMENTS PART 1

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Date: 20 Aug, 2021

The Presumption of Resulting Trust Part 1 of 2 There are laws floating out there that are the equivalent of silent sharks ready to devour reasonable expectations.  One of those laws is the presumption of resulting trust.  In the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in MacIntyre v. Winter, the court permitted the shark to […]

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