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Estate To Uses Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. An estate means an “interest in land”. An estate to uses, is short for “to such uses as the settlor may appoint”. In this case, we have a trust for a property. The Settlor, the owner transfers the property subject to certain condi...
Twitter Account – Professional or Personal? Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. Issues concerning ownership, use, and operation of a Twitter account have arisen in the case of PhoneDog v. Noah Kravitz. The novel issue is the crossover between personal and professional interests. Kr...
Terms Bank Rates Preferred Rates 6 Month 4.45% 4.40% 1 YEAR 3.50% 2.84% 2 YEARS 3.55% 2.69% 3 YEARS 4.05% 2.99% 4 YEARS 4.79% 3.19% 5 YEARS 5.29% 3.25% 7 YEARS 6.35% 3.89% 10 YEARS 6.75% 4.39% Rates are subject to change without notice. *OAC E&OE Prime Rate is 3.00% Variable rate mortgages fro...
Who owns the Twitter Account – Employer or Employee? Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. In a recent case, PhoneDog v. Noah Kravitz, the issue of Twitter account ownership will soon arise. The case is interesting because it presents a novel issue and that is the crossover between p...
No Newsletter for December 2011 I just decided not to send out a December newsletter this year. Why? I'm receiving too many of them myself. I think it would just get buried in the pile. Far too many at this time of year from people I don't even know. Actually, I haven't sent out too many this y...
TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* 6 Month 4.45% 4.45% 1 Year 3.50% 2.75% 2 Year 3.55% 2.89% 3 Year 4.05% 2.99% 4 Year 4.79% 3.19% 5 Year 5.29% 3.24% 7 Year 6.35% 3.99% 10 Year 6.75% 4.49% Variable Rate 2.85% Prime Rate 3.00% BenchMark Rate 5.29% Cost per $1000 $4.86
By Brian Madigan LL.B. In order to properly understand the distinction between certain cases that both interpret "the law", it is fundamental to understand what is part of the "ratio" and that which is "obiter".The latin expression "obiter dicta" means "by the way". It is a collateral remark m...
The Meaning of "Ratio Decidendi" By Brian Madigan LL.B. When it comes to the interpretation of any case, understanding the components of the decision will be necessary. We will have a look at two cases dealing with the law of disclosure and the use of the Seller Property Information Statement. Ho...
By Brian Madigan LL.B. When we look at two recent cases on the law of disclosure, we need to examine the meanings of stare decisis, ratio decidendi and obiter dicta. Otherwise it will be difficult to appreciate the fine distinction in the two cases and their applicability in law.The latin expr...