Wealth Matters

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May 2016

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Abdollahpour v. Banifatemi: Use of the Word “Dowry” Not Enough to Import Cultural Expectations into Deed of Gift

Carla Figliomeni

In Abdollahpour v. Banifatemi, 2015 ONCA 834, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled on how particular cultural practices should be treated when being used as a basis for legal arguments.  The case involved an Iranian couple who separated after more...

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Estate of Annie MacKay v. Dawn MacKay: Joint Account Holders as Fiduciaries

Alison Minard

In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled on whether a non-contributing joint bank account holder owed a fiduciary duty to the contributing joint bank account holder, and whether she was in breach of that duty by...

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