The Rights Of Spouses And Children During An Intestacy

October 21, 2008 by  
Category: Litigation Law

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What rights does the family have when the deceased has no will? Ontario law has evolved both in terms of common law and legislation to provide a structure for the inheritance rights of legally married spouses, children and common law spouses. There is some overlap in those rights and some big differences. Imagine two scenarios. […]

Whether There Is A Time Limit On Applying For Securities For Costs?

August 21, 2008 by  
Category: Litigation Law

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Gregory M. Sidlofsky, Counsel to Charles B. Wagner & Associates, discusses whether there is a time limit on applying for securities for costs. The longer the defendant delays in requesting security for costs, the more likely a court is going to say the request is too late, but technically, there is no rule that says […]

The Background Behind A Security For Costs Claim

August 21, 2008 by  
Category: Litigation Law

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There are two reasons that a defendant in a lawsuit will request security for costs. The first reason is to ensure that there is a fund of money that the defendant can turn to in order to collect his costs or at least part of his costs if he is successful. He does not want […]

The Various Grounds For Pursuing Security For Costs

August 21, 2008 by  
Category: Litigation Law

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Gregory M. Sidlofsky, Counsel to Charles B. Wagner & Associates, explains the various grounds for pursuing security for costs. There are several grounds that the court considers in its decision to order security for costs. The plaintiff, who initiated the lawsuit, resides outside of Canada. There is another proceeding for the same relief that’s pending […]

Whether There Is Anything That Can Support The Plaintiff’s Request For Waiving The Fees

August 21, 2008 by  
Category: Litigation Law

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Gregory M. Sidlofsky discusses whether there is anything that can support the plaintiff’s request for waiving the fees. The plaintiff may have a very legitimate reason for bringing a suit against the defendant, and may not have the money to pay the security for costs. This may be why he is suing in the first […]

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