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Winner Doesn’t Take All: Estate Trustee Cannot Indemnify for Costs

An estate trustee was successful in litigation in upholding the will. However, due to her conduct before and during the litigation the court nevertheless ordered that she personally bear half of her costs in Bayford v. Boese, 2019 ONSC 6919. The estate trustee (a friend of the deceased) sought to…

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An Award of Full Indemnity Costs is Not a Fantasy

A recent cost decision awards full indemnity costs on a leave motion. The court found that if estate trustees are expected to bear their own litigation costs, they would refuse to be appointed and would also be reluctant to bring proceedings to advance the due administration of the estate.

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