Ontario: lawyers should investigate claims with “real world” reasonableness

The Superior Court decision in Musslam v. Hamilton General Hospital contains a refreshing statement on the reasonableness of a lawyer’s actions when investigating a potential claim.  The standard is not perfection, but “contextual reasonableness in the ‘real world’”: [41]   As I… Continue Reading

Ontario: Court of Appeal on s. 38(3) of the Trustee Act

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Beaudoin Estate v. Campbellford Memorial Hospital provides a good summary of Trustee Act limitation period:   [16] The respondents rely on the limitation period in s. 38 of the Trustee Act. Section 38(1) of the Trustee Act provides that, except in… Continue Reading