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Court Orders Step-Siblings to Return Funds to Estate and Pay Costs

Kelly Santini’s J.P. Zubec and Henry Bertoia achieved a successful result in a motion brought within a complicated estate dispute between step-siblings.    The case arose out of the following facts:  J.P. and Henry’s clients, Tracy and Virginia, were the children of a woman (Colleen) who left the vast majority of her estate to…

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Ice-ing on the Cake for Landlords in Slip & Fall Ruling

Kelly Santini’s Mitchell Kitagawa and Tor Potter recently achieved a successful result in a complicated insurance defence matter. Mitch and Tor represented a landlord that was being sued by a tenant who slipped and fell on ice at the front step of their row house. The lease stated that the tenant was responsible for…

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Kara Takagi Named ‘One to Watch’ by Best Lawyers

August 2023

Construction and commercial litigation lawyer Kara Takagi has been named one of Best lawyers ‘Ones to Watch’® for construction law in Canada. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Kara’s practice is focused on construction contracts, disputes, delays, liens,…

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Kelly Santini Successfully Defends Application to Remove Estate Trustee

Kelly Santini’s J.P. Zubec recently achieved a successful result in a complicated estate litigation case. J.P.  represented a co-estate trustee who was being accused by another co-estate trustee of owing debts to the estate that totaled approximately $1M. The co-estate trustee making the accusations brought an Application to the Superior Court of…

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Kelly Santini Wins Dismissal for Delay

In Osman v. Mohamed et al, 2023 ONSC 1677, Kelly Santini’s Makena Korte-Moore was successful in an Ontario Superior Court motion for dismissal for delay pursuant to Rule 24 of the Rules of Civil Procedure. The original claim against Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group was commenced in 2018,  following a single…

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Unwanted Occupant of Estate Family Home Removed

As an Estate Trustee, you might find yourself in a difficult situation in which a family member of the deceased is unreasonably refusing to vacate the Estate house.  Often these occupants are sons or daughters of the deceased who have been living rent free in the Deceased’s house for 30,…

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