A Not So Pleasant Dispute: Is Mount Pleasant A Charitable Trust?

by: , May 18, 2020

Despite Mount Pleasant’s bucolic name, some of the issues surrounding the cemetery recently have been less than… pleasant. The decision to close for Mother’s Day (and the previous closure) due to COVID-19 was controversial. While maintaining social distancing is important, giving residents the ability to use midtown Toronto’s “Central Park” (as one city councilor referred…read more

Updates from All About Estates December 2017

by: , December 6, 2017

Curtailing Frivolous Will Changes Written by Rebecca Studin Estate litigators would be wise to sharpen their skills and revisit what it means to launch a will challenge when confronted with only the flimsiest of evidence. Continue Reading . . .   You Can’t Gift What You Don’t Have Written By Jacob Kaufman  While Mary had more than…read more

Unjust Enrichment and Mutual Benefits

by: , March 31, 2017

Unjust enrichment is when one person is “enriched” at the expense of another’s monetary contributions or efforts otherwise without a legal reason.  Determining whether one party was unjustly enriched can be complicated where the parties mutually benefit from each other’s assets or actions.  In its recent decision of Granger v Granger, the Ontario Court of…read more

Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry

by: , December 1, 2015

This past month, de Vries Litigation lawyers and staff had the opportunity to volunteer for an evening at Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry. The organization provides four meals a week to guests. Dinners are served on Wednesdays and Fridays, and breakfasts on Thursday and Sunday. Started in 1998, the program takes place in Osgoode Hall’s…read more