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What a Nuisance!

March 26, 2022 By Brian Babcock You probably had not heard of the criminal offence of  “mischief” prior to the Freedom Convoy blockade in Ottawa. You now may have learned that in law the word “mischief” has a different meaning that in everyday conversation. The same is true of the term “nuisance”, although as with […]

Nothing but the Facts: A Story About Interpreting Contracts

March 26, 2022 By Brian Babcock It is dangerous to fall in love with an attractive legal quotation and expect that it will decide your case in your favour. Most lawsuits are ninety per cent about the facts and only ten per cent about the law. That is a truism that I was taught many […]

What is a Fiduciary?

March 26, 2022 By Brian Babcock “What is a fiduciary?” is even harder to answer than “What is a Trust?”. In the case of both related concepts, there is no single definition that is generally accepted. Instead, we are given descriptions, examples, or tests to determine whether one exists. Unlike trusts, which have been recognized […]