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Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

Multijurisdictional and separate situs estate planning: Wills global_houses_sm

Our clients are increasingly mobile and often have connections to multiple jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 11:25 AM

Quebec Appeal Court assigns damages for failure to inform Missingpuzzlepiece

In Monarque du Richelieu Inc. v. Boisé Richelieu Inc. 2018 QCCA 2168, the Quebec Appeal Court reversed a trial decision and ordered corporate vendors and their executive to pay damages to the purchaser for failure to volunteer information affecting lands adjacent to those purchased which would have affected the buyer’s negotiations and consent to contract. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 8:41 AM

SALE OF LAND - Express terms - Remedies - Specific performance

Appeal by Di Millo from dismissal of an application for specific performance of a real estate contract. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

Co-ops, co-ownerships and condos: Crucial differences condo_disclosure_sm

Property managers, laypeople and sometimes even lawyers will confuse co-ops, co-ownerships and condominiums despite the fact that they are very different from each other, particularly once the details are examined. ... [read more]

Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

Proposed changes to Ontario real estate law get mixed reaction from lawyers Michael Lamb

Proposed changes to Ontario’s Real Estate and Business Brokers Act could find buyers and sellers losing the confidentiality of the offer process with their realtors who could be required to obtain a college certificate or diploma before being allowed to help Ontarians buy or sell homes, according to veteran real estate lawyers in the province. ... [read more]

Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 9:19 AM

Alive and well: Construction Lien Act deemed trust after bankruptcy broken_dollar_sm

A five-judge panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario has upset long-standing conventional wisdom among bankruptcy and insolvency practitioners in Ontario about the fate of provincially created statutory trusts in bankruptcy. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:35 PM

Blaney McMurtry promotes four associates to partner

Blaney McMurtry LLP announced that four associates have become partners of the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Chief Justice Wagner improves public communication, brings new ideas, change to top court, CJC and NJI TLD Exclusive

Richard Wagner, Canada’s reform-minded top judge, has already overseen changes at the three major legal institutions he leads — the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) — and there are more changes to come, he advises in a wide-ranging exclusive interview. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 8:39 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Conflict between limitation periods

Action by the plaintiff for payment of the outstanding balance of $34,602 on construction work completed for the defendants. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 @ 8:43 AM

Are ‘renovictions’ legal? Yes and no eviction_notice_sm

The term “renoviction” describes the consequences to a residential tenant when their landlord undertakes major renovations to apartment units, forcing tenants to temporarily move out of the unit pending completion of months’ long renovations. ... [read more]