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A Big Win for Trees and Tree Lovers

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer Warmest congratulations to Clay Ruby for his latest public interest victory: preventing the destruction of a shared mature maple tree by one of the owners. Here is the decision in Hartley vs Cunningham , and the press release on this landmark tree ruling...

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 11, 2013 Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee Negroni...

It's Time for Real Property Law to Join the 21st Century

I handle a number real estate transactions each year. It is not uncommon to find an error in the property description located in a deed. Often somewhere in the chain of title, someone made a typo which was then passed on from deed to deed to deed. Attorneys call such mistakes "scrivener's errors...

Boundary Trees: Sometimes Good Fences Don’t Make Good Neighbors

The issue of boundary trees—trees that straddle property lines—appears to be a growing, and increasingly confusing, legal concern for Toronto neighbours. Earlier this year, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice was again asked to untangle a boundary tree-related dispute between two Toronto...