Thursday, October 06, 2005

Legal Illustrations

Here are some illustrations that any of you making law summaries may like to use so that you can quickly find the right notes when you're in an open book exam. Children and Family Law I'll be putting this picture with my summary notes on what the Children's Lawyer does.

Need an illustration for the Youth and Criminal Justice Act? or Part IV of the Child and Family Services Act?

Banton v. Banton (1998) 164 D.L.R. (4th) 176 (Ont GD) [If you're a 29-year-old nursing home aide and you convince an 83-year-old deaf guy to marry you, the will you get him to make signing everything over to you might have an undue influence problem. But if he knew he was marrying you and he wanted to do it, even if he was getting kooky and not as with it as he used to be, the marriage is probably still valid, so the pre-marriage will is no longer valid and you'll inherit your share under the intestacy laws.]

Business Organizations Future corporate lawyers, you'll also want to check this page.

Salomon v. Salomon & Co [1897] A.C. 22 (H.L.) [The big case that established that a 1-person corporation could have the limited liability that comes from a business incorporating.]

Wolfe v Moir (1969) 69 WWR 70 (Alta TD) [If you want "the extraordinary protection from personal liability granted to an individual" by incorporation, you'd better follow all the formalities and make sure that people who skate at your roller rink know they're dealing with a corporation and not an ordinary person with unlimited liability.]

Lee v. Lee's Air Farming Ltd. (1960), [1961] A.C. 12 (P.C.). [Lee's widow needed to establish that Lee the pilot who crashed the plane was a separate person from Lee's Air Farming the corporation. He was. More here]

Big Bend Hotel Ltd v. Security Mutual Casualty Co. [1980] B.C.J. No. 1427 (BC SC) [If you form a corporation after you lose a building to a fire, tell the insurance company you've never a had a fire, then have a fire destroy your new hotel, the insurance company isn't going to pay you for your loss. And if you ask a judge to make them pay, you won't be happy with the outcome.]

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