Should judicial decisions be written so the public wants to read them? What might happen when a decision goes viral?
Can more than one “spouse” make a claim for support under the SLRA?
How is it possible for five parties to incur $4,435,050.18 of costs essentially on a four day hearing? The recipe is one part deafness, and one part unreasonableness.
A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court sentences an estate trustee to a lengthy term of incarceraction, without the possibility of parole, for contempt of court.
New Zealand may be thanked for our dependants’ support legislation, says Professor David Freedman. What kind of support claims will bedevil our courts in the future?
A testator excludes his 4 adult daughters from his estate, leaving everything to his son. A B.C. court effectively redistributes the estate equally between the testator’s children. Can this happen in Ontario too?
Does the two-year limitation period for claims made against estates apply when the claim is for sexual assault?
So-called “predatory” marriages may be on the upswing. When will the courts intervene?
Absent threats and promises, can “working on” an elderly testator over a period of time constitute undue influence? A recent decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a trial judge’s decision finding that this kind of persuasion was enough to consitute undue influence.