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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

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

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

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

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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