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Failing to deliver title insurance opens up a number of risks

real-estate

Hundreds of real estate malpractice claims find their way to LAWPRO every year. Some involve complex and exotic fact situations, but many do not. At the heart of most claims is the lawyer’s failure to deliver something the client has requested or expected. Where the deliverable is at the heart of the deal − keys… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Administrative dismissals: Don’t be caught standing when the music stops

civil-litigation

This article by Nora Rock (corporate writer and policy analyst at LAWPRO) originally appeared in the August 31 issue of The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Like fossil fuels and the saber toothed-tiger, judicial patience is a non-renewable resource. We at LAWPRO are especially mindful of the limits of judicial forbearance in the… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation

Requisition: A process, not just a letter

real-estate

By definition, a requisition is the act of formally requiring or calling upon someone to perform an action. However, one cannot demand performance without fully knowing what to request. Requisitions are not merely a means of communication between two parties but a process by which matters requiring attention, such as defects in title, are investigated… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

Are “shelf corporations” a thing of the past?

corporate

The following article appeared in the January 2012 edition of LAWPRO Webzine: “Corporate-Commercial Practice: Avoiding Claims” Here at LAWPRO we take an interest in practice management trends (which means we’re always grateful for your input about the way you practice law today!). Sometimes, the decline of trends is just as noteworthy as their emergence. One… Read More »

Categories: Corporate Law

Avoiding common communication errors in corporate/commercial law

communication-errors

Over the last ten years, corporate/commercial-related claims (including bankruptcy, tax, and securities-related claims) averaged 14 per cent of LAWPRO’s claims count (279 claims per year), and 23 per cent of our claims costs ($14.9 million per year). While there has been some fluctuation, the number of claims in this area has remained consistent over this… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Corporate Law

Amendments to the Federal Child Support Guidelines (New child support tables)

announcements

The Department of Justice just announced that the Federal Child Support Guidelines (Federal Guidelines) have been amended to update the Federal Child Support Tables (Federal Tables) used to determine child support amounts. These amendments will come into force on December 31, 2011. The 2006 Federal Tables must still be used to determine child support owed… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Family Law
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