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Dec
01
2013

Advice

Posted in Lawyers' Issues

Clients have the right to choose and fire their lawyers and to assess their accounts. Not a startling proposition; however, one that some lawyers do not seem to appreciate. Such was the case in Heydary Hamilton PC v. Muhamad, 2013 CarswellOnt 11120 (S.C.J.).

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Dec
01
2013

INNOCENCE (2)

Posted in Collections

We have long maintained that, in any litigation, if a client’s position does not pass the smell test, the result will be unfavourable. An example of this adage is found in Tarion Warranty Corporation¬† v. Castle Times Homes, a 2013 Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision. Another example is set out in Isaacs v. Royal Bank of Canada, a 2010 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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