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The Barriston Blogs

Read the insights and opinions of our legal teams as they address a myriad of topics related to their respective areas of practice. Do you have a question about our areas of practice? Contact us.

When Sports Fans Divorce: Who Gets the World Series Tickets?
21 Feb, 2018

By:  Douglas Manning, Partner, Certified Specialist in Family Law

The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908 and have not appeared in a World Series since 1945 (when they lost to the Detroit Tigers).

But now, with the Cubs in the World Series, tickets to the 3 games in Chicago are the hottest commodity available.  I heard the average re-sale ticket price was over $3,000 for a single seat!

The Truck Stops Here
20 Feb, 2018

By:  Eric Finn, Associate

Rarely do expropriation cases get leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada; so, it is interesting to see that the claim for compensation for injurious affection by Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. against the Province of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Transportation, will be given consideration by Canada’s highest court.  The Supreme Court will be called upon to give consideration not only to the injurious affection provisions of the Ontario Expropriations Act but also, because of the nature of the claim, to the principles relating to the application of the tort of nuisance.

Protecting those Loans to Family and Friends
16 Feb, 2018
Nancy Waugh

By :  Catherine Hyde, Paralegal

There is an old adage that says “Never Loan Money to your Family or Friends”. Something you should try to remember but sometimes you just can’t say no and you decide to loan some money. Maybe the shoe is on the other foot and you have convinced one of your friends or family to loan you money. How can each of you protect your interests?

The Magical Business Number
15 Feb, 2018
Nancy Waugh

By:  John Cockburn, Partner

You have incorporated an Ontario Corporation, you have seen to the set up of officers, directors and shareholders but now realize that you can’t in fact get into business without a ‘Business Number’ and an HST registration.

Duties of Care for Powers of Attorney for Property
14 Feb, 2018
Nancy Waugh

By:  Barrie M. Hayes. Partner

Continuing Powers of Attorney for Property are one of the documents frequently executed in estate planning practices.