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

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Good news: You won and got costs! Bad news: That insurance money you got reduces your recovery #litigation #cdnlaw

An Ontario court recently ruled against a successful party in their bid to be reimbursed for their legal fees in a driveway dispute. In Gouett v. Mullins, 2016 ONSC 714, … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · 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

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

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

Basic Contract Principles Revisited #law #CDNlaw #litigation

Here’s a helpful decision reported in the Ontario Reports this week: 2195002 Ontario Inc. v. Tribute Resources Inc., 2012 ONSC 5412, at http://digital.ontarioreports.ca/ontarioreports/20130215#pg158 Starting at paragraph 24, Rady, J. canvasses … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Keep Your #Legal Bills Low #CDNlaw

It’s a common refrain:  your lawyer’s bill is too high.  Less often discussed is how clients can avoid common (and understandable) behaviours that tend to drive up legal fees. Lawyers … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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