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28 Nov

Hull on Estates #534 – Gifts and Cheques

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Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Doreen So discuss the issue of gifts that are made by way of a cheque in the context of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Teixeira v. Markgraf Estate

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03 Oct

Hull on Estates #530 -Minimal Evidentiary Threshold in Will Challenges

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In this week’s episode Paul Trudelle and Jonathon Kappy discuss a possible culture shift in the courts of probate, and the minimal evidentiary threshold required to proceed with a will challenge as articulated in Seepa v. Seepa, 2017 ONSC 5368.

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19 Sep

Hull on Estates #529 – Real Property and Vacant Possession

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Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Umair Abdul Qadir discuss vacant possession of real property belonging to an estate and the recent decision in Filippelli Estate v Filippelli, 2017 ONSC 4923.

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23 Aug

Hull on Estates #481 – Criminality and Breaching Fiduciary Duties

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This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Lisa Haseley discuss criminal implications of breaching fiduciary duties.

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26 Jul

Hull on Estates #477 – Evidence in Support of Mutual Will Contracts

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This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Nick Esterbauer discuss the concept of mutual wills and the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Rammage v. Roussel Estate. (http://bit.ly/29PXrLa)

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28 Jun

Hull on Estates #473 – When a witness does not recall witnessing a Will

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This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Stuart Clark discuss Besaw Estate v. Besaw, 2015 CanLII 62411 (http://bit.ly/28Qumyo), and whether the court can admit a Will to probate when one of the attesting witnesses gives evidence that they don’t recall witnessing the Will.

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31 May

Hull on Estates #469 – Signing an Insurance Designation for a Physically Incapable Person

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This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Stuart Clark discuss the recent decision of Re: Hanson Estate, 2016 ONSC 2382 (http://bit.ly/1WqJx77), and whether an individual who is mentally competent but physically incapable can direct another individual to sign a life insurance beneficiary designation on their behalf.

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19 Apr

Hull on Estates #463 – Undue Influence and Independent Legal Advice

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This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Umair Abdul Qadir discuss the Court of Appeal’s recent comments on independent legal advice in Donis v Georgopoulos, 2016 ONCA 194 (http://bit.ly/1qLCSqL), where an inter vivos transfer was challenged on the basis of undue influence. Read more about the Court’s decision on our blog. (http://bit.ly/1RYCGi3)

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29 Mar

Hull on Estates #460 – Obligations of Trustees Pertaining to the Rule in Saunders v Vautier

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This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Noah Weisberg discuss the duties trustees owe to beneficiaries as it relates to the rule in Saunders v Vautier.

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22 Mar

Hull on Estates #459 – Neuberger v. York: the inquisitorial role of the court, and the applicability of the estoppel doctrines in a will challenge.

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This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Stuart Clark discuss the Court of Appeal’s recent decision of Neuberger v. York, 2016 ONCA 191, and the inquisitorial role of the court in the context of a will challenge, and the applicability of the doctrines of estoppel by convention and estoppel by representation in a will challenge.

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