Examining the nature of Henson Trusts

The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in the case of in S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation, 2017 BCCA 2 (37551). 

What should I do if I am involved in a car accident?

What should I do if I am involved in a car accident?

Privacy Invasion

I just discovered that someone I know hacked into my email account and online banking records. They saw everything. From what I can tell they have been snooping my records for a significant period of time. Am I able to sue them for a privacy invasion?

I am having a bunch of my friends and family over for Thanksgiving. We all like to drink and have fun. Can I be sued if things get out of hand?

I am having a bunch of my friends and family over for Thanksgiving. We all like to drink and have fun. Can I be sued if things get out of hand?

I am thinking about placing my loved one into a nursing home. I am worried about them being mistreated. What should I know?

I am thinking about placing my loved one into a nursing home. I am worried about them being mistreated. What should I know?

I’ve been off work with a serious medical condition for nearly two years. My long-term disability insurer has just informed me that, although I have not recovered, they are ending my benefits after I

I’ve been off work with a serious medical condition for nearly two years.  My long-term disability insurer has just informed me that, although I have not recovered, they are ending my benefits after I have been off for two years.  Can they do this?
 

If I buy used real estate and discover a defect, what are my remedies?

There is a general principle in real estate law, stemming from the Latin phrase “Caveat Emptor”, which holds that a buyer has an obligation to exercise proper caution when acquiring real estate.

I was badly beaten. Can I sue the accused for monetary compensation?

 I was badly beaten. Can I sue the accused for monetary compensation?

Who is ‘per stirpes’ and why am I leaving them everything in my will??

If you have prepared your will with a lawyer you may have noticed these short two words ‘per stirpes’ (and yes it is stirpes not stripes). 

Someone I relied on for support didn’t leave me anything in their will. Is there anything I can do?

In most circumstances, individuals in Ontario are free to leave their estate to anyone they wish when they pass away.