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Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 11:39 AM - Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 5:54 PM

SCC sheds light on unjust enrichment, constructive trust in case involving 2 wives, 1 insurance policy Justice Suzanne Côté

The Supreme Court has overturned the Ontario Court of Appeal to allow 7-2 the unjust enrichment claim of a first wife who saw the proceeds of her late husband’s $250,000 life insurance policy go to his second spouse, even though the first wife paid the policy premiums for 13 years on the understanding she would collect. ... [read more]

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 8:38 AM

MARITAL PROPERTY - Equalization or division - Constructive and resulting trusts

Appeal by a common-law spouse from an order directing the sale of her home. ... [read more]

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 8:29 AM - Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 9:36 AM

Toronto Lawyers Association, law firms rush to Pro Bono Ontario’s aid to keep help centres open Dirk Derstine 2018 sm

An outpouring of support from the legal profession has made a difference at Pro Bono Ontario (PBO), as the organization expects the Law Help Centres, in danger of closing on Dec. 14, will remain open in the short term until more sustainable funding can be secured. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 9:51 AM

Judge charges Ontario is breaching its constitutional duty; courtroom crunch thwarts timely trials, access to justice

A senior judge’s scathing public denunciation of successive Ontario governments’ failure to provide enough courtrooms in Peel Region could be a sign of things to come as judicial leaders across Canada struggle to combat court delays traceable to government-imposed budgetary restrictions that often leave the judicial branch unable to deliver efficient and accessible justice to the public. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

Provinces back Ottawa’s proposed divorce reforms at federal-provincial-territorial ministers’ wide-ranging meeting Jody Wilson-Raybould

Ottawa’s proposed overhaul of the federal Divorce Act has been endorsed by the justice and public safety ministers of the provinces and territories. ... [read more]

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

Two judges appointed to Alberta Court of Appeal

The federal Department of Justice announced the following two judicial appointments for the province of Alberta: ... [read more]

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:43 AM

MARITAL PROPERTY - Practice and procedure - Pleadings

Appeal by the wife from an order allowing the husband to discontinue his matrimonial property claim. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 9:21 AM

Legal profession has ‘stepped up’ to help Pro Bono Ontario, now it’s time for institutional help: lawyers Quinn Ross sm

When the Honourable Thomas Cromwell broke the news that Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) would be closing three of its Law Help Centres the legal profession responded with a rallying cry that said: Access to justice matters to us. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

Ottawa elevates judge to Superior Court of Quebec

The Department of Justice announced on Nov. 9 that Jean-Sébastien Vaillancourt, a judge of the Court of Quebec, has been appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Quebec for the district of Montreal. He replaces Justice J.L. Brunton, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective July 1, 2018. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

Valuing a privately held corporation: Normalization adjustments business_value_sm

When valuing a privately held business, there are several valuation approaches and techniques which Chartered Business Valuators (CBV) may use to determine a company’s value. One such method used is the income-based approach, which looks at a company’s earnings or cash flows. ... [read more]