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Tuesday, September 03, 2019 @ 10:18 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Unilateral transfer of interest inter vivos

Appeal by Roy from a decision declaring a quit claim deed valid and finding that the appellant only owned a 50 per cent interest in the property. ... [read more]

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 12:05 PM

Dunton Rainville adds four new associates

Dunton Rainville announced the hiring of four new associates: Catherine Brodeur, Étienne Gabrysz-Forget, Valerie Di Lena and Agathe Senlecq. ... [read more]

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

Closing the tax gap Tiny house on plans

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has finally begun to share its analysis of the tax gap in Canada with the public. The tax gap is the difference between what tax revenue should be collected and how much actually is collected. There is always a difference, or “leakage,” since no tax collection system is perfect. ... [read more]

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 9:20 AM

Terror in the courts | Lawrence David

The concept of “terror” is not one commonly associated with civil litigation. “Terror” and “terrorism” instead overwhelmingly arise in the context of national security prosecutions, refugee status determinations and the listing of terrorist entities under Part II.1 of the Criminal Code. Still, many civil litigators are or may quickly become familiar with another form of “terror in the courts” — namely, the in terrorem doctrine. ... [read more]

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 7:42 AM

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - Subdivision - Approval - Restrictive covenants

Appeal by the property owner from a decision of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board upholding a stop order requiring him to remove a six-foot wooden fence built immediately inside and parallel to a four-foot common chain-link fence along the back of his property backing onto a large parkland area as being contrary to a restrictive covenant caveated against his property. ... [read more]

Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 10:22 AM

Crane swing rights: Trespass or nuisance Crane silhouette

When something intrudes into the airspace above a parcel of land, it is generally considered trespass if it interferes with the ordinary use and enjoyment of the land. This is especially pressing during real estate development, as cranes used in construction must often swing into the airspace of adjacent landowners who neighbour the new development. Negotiating crane swing rights can be a lengthy and costly process for developers. ... [read more]

Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

INTERESTS IN LAND - Restrictive covenants - General principles

Appeal by the plaintiff Homeowners Association from a decision of the motions judge that determined restrictive covenants, which she found were not ambiguous, did not prohibit the rental of the defendant’s property. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 8:29 AM

SALE OF LAND - Agreement of purchase and sale - Description of land

Appeal by the plaintiff vendor from summary judgment dismissing her action against the purchasers for damages for failure to close the transaction. ... [read more]

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

WeirFoulds adds four new associates

WeirFoulds announced that four of its former articling students have joined the firm as associates: Paul Conrod, Satnam Dosanjh, Talia Rotman and Alvin Yau. The four also summered with the firm before their articles. ... [read more]

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 8:11 AM


Appeal by the plaintiffs, the Blanchards, from a summary judgment dismissing their action against the defendants, the Tripps and Lavalle. ... [read more]