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Webinars outline basics of appointing estate trustee, first family law trial

Brampton lawyer-linguist  Suzanne Deliscar  is presenting two live webinars in June via ezCPD.ca, aimed at walking legal practitioners through an application for a ... Read more

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Toronto gig to support CMHA Ride Don't Hide event

Toronto-area estate litigator Charles Ticker and his rock band,  The Faded Genes , will perform at an upcoming charity gig in support of the Canadian Mental Health ... Read more

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Estate of man killed by police officer subject of nasty dispute

By Charles Ticker Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed by officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop on July 19, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, Ray ... Read more

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Medicine, law, religion: Israel Stinson and the perfect storm

By Jennifer Hartman For 50 days, two-year old Israel Stinson occupied a hospital bed in California, where a ventilator forced air into his lungs, keeping oxygen flowing ... Read more

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Lost and found – $5 Billion

By Suzana Popovic-Montag You’re on your way out the door and as you reach for your keys where you are absolutely certain you placed them only minutes ago, you grasp at ... Read more

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Battle of the Bands event supports cancer research

Toronto-area estate litigator Charles Ticker and his ’60s and ’70s rock band,  The Faded Genes , are taking part in the upcoming Toronto West District Battle of ... Read more

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Law firm collaboration fosters mentorship, rapid-fire solutions

A collaborative approach to law firm management can be well-suited to today’s competitive legal marketplace, as it ensures there’s always somebody who can step in and ... Read more

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Popovic-Montag to discuss joint sessions in mediation at OBA event

Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana Popovic-Montag  will share her expertise on the issue of joint sessions in civil dispute mediation at an upcoming event, ... Read more

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No take-backs!

By Suzana Popovic-Montag If you have school-aged children, you have undoubtedly heard of the ironclad playground rule “no take-backs.” Siblings often relish in ... Read more

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Unconscionable bargain alleged in dispute over family business

By Charles Ticker A  recent story  from New Zealand published in the New Zealand Herald online is a classic example of a sibling dispute. It has dragged for over ... Read more

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Business succession planning

By Ian Hull For business owners, part of a comprehensive estate plan should include a succession plan for your business. It is important to start planning the succession of ... Read more

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Brain death: turmoil at the intersection of law and medicine

By Jennifer Hartman In Roseville, California, Jonee Fonseca and Nate Stinson await a decision by a federal judge with respect to the fate of their little son. On April 2 ... Read more

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Certainty of intention in creating a trust

By Ian Hull It is well recognized that in order to create a valid trust, the “ three certainties ” must all be present. An Ontario Superior Court judgment from ... Read more

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Boutique's collaborative approach includes articling students

Although some law students’ desire to article on Bay Street may make them oblivious to the opportunities that exist with boutique firms, Toronto estates and trusts ... Read more

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Prince passing followed by estate battle

By Charles Ticker On April 21, 2016 the world lost another superstar talent. Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), known to the world simply as ... Read more

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Court finds racist trust can’t be administered cy-pres

A recent estates case involving racist scholarships is interesting because the court could not direct the trust to be administered cy-pres, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer ... Read more

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Prince intestacy underscores importance of estate planning

Reports that legendary popstar Prince appears not to have written a will complicates the division of his substantial assets, and highlights how crucial estate planning is for ... Read more

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Estate law reform needed to protect elderly

It's easier to get a marriage license than a driver’s license in Ontario which leaves elderly people particularly vulnerable to predators chasing their estates, says ... Read more

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Session to explore recent estates law developments

Toronto estates and trusts lawyers  Ian Hull  and  Suzana Popovic-Montag will share their insights into recent developments in estates legislation and case law at ... Read more

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‘Archaic’ estate legislation needs updating

An investigative report highlighting horror stories around estate battles underlines the need for updating Ontario’s “archaic” estate laws, says Toronto trusts ... Read more

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