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Saba Ahmad is a Litigator working on environmental, administrative and commercial matters in Toronto. Learn more at www.sabaahmad.com

Helping Self-Represented Litigants #cdnlegal #litigation #onpoli

It turns out that a reasonable portion of my practice is helping self-represented litigants.  Full legal representation is prohibitively expensive for most people.  But many people can afford to pay … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Got Security for Costs? It’s Not Security for Damages #litigation #cdnlegal

Interesting article in the ORs today: http://goo.gl/GpCWLM JS’s solely-owned company was engaged in a litigation with its former landlord, with claims on both sides. The landlord won a security for … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rant on Court Filings #cdnlaw #cdnlegal

I am ranting about an obscure topic here.  It will probably only resonate with litigators.  And probably only junior litigators and sole practitioners. It’s about having your materials rejected at … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Courtrooms in India #cdnlaw #litigation

While vacationing in India last year, I observed a criminal proceeding in New Delhi. My tour guide considered my request for a tour of the court akin to a request … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Thoughts on Sammy Yatim #topoli #onpoli

When I was in law school, we learned that disproportionate responses were bad.  We learned about it in Criminal Law, when self-defence was claimed.  Was the defendant really in imminent … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 26 Comments

Citation Styles Affect Writing Styles #cdnlaw #litigation

I has been six years since I moved back to Canada after having lived in the U.S. for over a decade.  I learned how to be a lawyer in New … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Neighbours and Driveway Disputes #toronto #cdnlaw #litigation

There’s a lovely stretch of houses in my neighbourhood along Glenlake Road, but my heart sinks whenever I pass by the neighbours at 100 and 104. Before I read about … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Expecting Manners in Law #law #cdnlaw #litigation

I have long been a fan of Miss Manners.   In a recent article of hers, she clarified that a first year law student should not scold her  professor – especially … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fouldis v. Ford Decision in ORs today #cdnlegal #topoli #onpoli #litigation

The Fouldis v. Ford libel decision was published today in the ORs.  Justice MacDonald dismissed the complaint, finding there was insufficient evidence to link Mr. Fouldis to Tuggs Inc. – … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Video Taping an Examination #CDNlegal #litigation

Interesting decision in the ORs today.  In J.M. v. Clouthier et al., 2013 ONSC 221, Hennessy J. allowed a motion to videotape a defendant‘s examination for discovery for potential use … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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