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The Vexatious Litigant

Vexatious litigation generally involves legal proceedings brought solely to harass or oppress the opposing party. Vexatious litigation may range from a first-time, frivolous lawsuit to repetitive, meritless applications brought within an otherwise proper lawsuit. In a nutshell, vexatious litigation involves an abuse or misuse of the legal system for the litigant’s own ends. In the […]

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Trevor Todd
Trevor Todd
Trevor Todd restricts his practice to estate litigation and has practised law for 38 years. He is a past President of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC, a past chair of the Wills and Trusts (Vancouver) Subsection, and a past president of the New Westminster Bar Association. He frequently lectures to CLE, TLABC, the BC Notaries, and various law, business, or general public sessions on estate law issues. Disinherited.com is 17 years old. It has hundreds of blogs and articles and currently over 5600 visitors per month on average.
 

Judith Milliken, QC
Judith Milliken, QC
Judith Milliken, QC, hails from Saskatchewan. She has practised law in BC since 1976. A former commercial lawyer then senior Crown Counsel, she is a highly experienced litigator who practises exclusively estate litigation, Wills, and trusts with Stewart Aulinger, Vancouver.
 

Small Claims Court: A Venue Made for Self-Represented Litigants

Introduction A few years ago, while stopped on a major road in congested Calgary commuter traffic, our vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle.  We were hit with such force that our car was pushed into the car in front of us.  The road and visibility were excellent and we all knew the cause […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Jacqueline Bowal
Jacqueline Bowal is a student at the University of Calgary.
 

Bench Press 38-6: A Bride’s Worst Nightmare!

Melanie Johnson arranged for a Calgary designer and tailor to make four bridesmaid dresses, a flower girl’s dress and a wedding veil for her October 2011 wedding, and to make alterations to her wedding dress.  As the wedding approached, the emails and text messages began to fly.  The bride received her wedding dress two days […]

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Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Opening Closed Doors – The downside of suing your abuser

In the last issue of LawNow I outlined a number of good reasons why you might want to sue the person who is abusing you. However, there are an equal number of good reasons why you might choose to pass up a civil suit. Any one or a combination of the following options might be […]

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Rosemarie Boll
Rosemarie Boll
Rosemarie Boll is Staff Counsel with the Family Law Office of Legal Aid Alberta and a regular contributor to LawNow Magazine since 1992. She is also the author of The Second Trial, a young adult novel about a young teenager who must leave his home, his school and everything he knows when an abusive father forces his family into hiding. Please visit her online at her website at www.rosemarieboll.com.
 


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