Archive for the ‘Estate Litigation’ Category

A Failure to Compensate: What is a Quantum Meruit Claim and How Can It Be Proven in Court?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

A claim in quantum meruit is sometimes made in the estates litigation context by a disappointed beneficiary. The words quantum meruit literally mean “as much as deserved.” The claimant argues that he or she deserved compensation from the deceased for work that was done but was not properly compensated for ...

Does the Timing of their Father’s Death Disinherit Them?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

In Royston et al v Alkerton et al, 2016 ONSC 2986 (CanLII) the estate trustees of Recia’s estate sought the court’s advice and direction to interpret her will. Recia had five children. Two of them, Alan and John, predeceased her. Alan had two children; John had none. Subsequent to Alan and ...