What I’m Reading: Interesting Estate Litigation Articles for March 2022

The following is a roundup of noteworthy articles published this month on estate litigation and related issues:

  1. Stan Rule at Sabey Rule discusses a recent B.C. case in which the parties incurred significant legal fees to litigate an estate dispute, which could have been avoided had there been early financial disclosure: http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/2022/03/avoidable-legal-expenses-in-estate.html
  2. Paul Trudelle at Hull & Hull LLP (in Ontario) discusses a recent Alberta case which considered how to interpret a clause in a will allowing a beneficiary to live in a house “for a while”: https://hullandhull.com/Knowledge/2022/03/will-interpretation-how-long-is-for-awhile/
  3. Rebecca Betel at WEL Partners (Toronto) writes about a recent Ontario decision about the obligations of estate trustees to keep proper accounts and records: https://welpartners.com/blog/2022/03/case-review-pinard-et-al-v-gilchrist-et-al/
  4. Suzana Popovic-Montag and Raphael Leitz at Hull & Hull LLP (in Ontario) discuss what is meant when a trustee is given “absolute discretion”: https://hullandhull.com/Knowledge/2022/03/the-exercise-of-discretion-not-so-absolute/
  5. Bob Saget’s family has now obtained a permanent injunction blocking the release of certain records related to the death investigation of the late Bob Saget: https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/14/entertainment/bob-saget-injunction/index.html

Happy reading!