Court of Appeal Confirms New Approach to Costs in Estate Litigation

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

In a recent court of appeal decision, the court upheld the trial judge's costs award and reiterated the deference allotted to trial judges when exercising discretion to fix costs. In Prelorentzos v. Havaris, the court dismissed the appellant's appeal.  At trial, the appellant was found to be the deceased's common law ...

1993: Good Year for Baseball – Bad Year for Litigation

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

What made 1993 a memorable year? Justice Howard addressed that question in the opening seven paragraphs of his decision in Meriano v Benoot, 2016 ONSC 4839. Bill Clinton, Sir John Major, Kim Campbell and Jean Chretien all took office.  Czechoslovakia separated into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Prince changed his name ...