by Alicia Dallos | Apr 4, 2022 | Articles, Blogs
An order to accept or refuse appointment under Rule 74.15(1)(a) or (b) of the Rules of Civil Procedure is an under-utilized tool in estate litigation. It allows an interested party to compel the estate trustee, either named in a will or acting as an estate trustee, to seek a certificate of appointment.
by Jeff Beleskey | Mar 7, 2022 | Blogs, Cases
Cadieux v. Cloutier 2018 ONCA 903
The Court of Appeal released its decision in Cadieux v. Cloutier (“Cadieux”) in December 2018. This case concerns a motor vehicle accident where the plaintiff, Chad Cadieux, suffered brain injuries after he was pushed onto the road by one of the defendants, Eric Saywell and struck by the truck of a second defendant, Mr. Cloutier.
by David Thompson | Dec 8, 2021 | Articles, Blogs
Sometimes during an intake meeting, a potential new client will tell me that they want to hire an “aggressive” lawyer. Their expectation usually has to do with making threats at the outset and being difficult and uncooperative with the other side.
by Samantha Cain | Oct 5, 2021 | Articles, Blogs, CasesSamantha Cain Partner Contact Information (705) 722-4400 ext. 262 firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant: Kayla Preston (705) 722-4400 ext. 245 email@example.com Law Clerk: Vicki Bumstead (705) 722-4400 ext. 259 firstname.lastname@example.org The Ontario Court of...
by Nga Dang | May 11, 2021 | Articles, Blogs
Home insurance policies, unbeknownst to many policy holders, typically have coverage exclusions that apply if damage/loss occurs while the property is “vacant”. Typically, the issue arises when the homeowner intentionally leaves the home for a an extended period of time (ie. vacation, work trips, etc). However, what happens when unexpected events, such as health complications, cause us to be away from home for an extended period of time?
by Jonathan Sheehan | Apr 16, 2021 | Articles, Blogs, Cases
It is a fundamental principle of common law that court proceedings are open to the public. There are, of course, factors and circumstances that necessitate a departure from this principle. For example, the exclusion of witnesses for a trial until they are called to give evidence is meant to avoid witnesses giving “tainted” evidence that is influenced by other testimony or court proceedings.